Indian Economy

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Total number of Indian startups from 2016 to 2022 (September 2022)


In 2015, startup India scheme was brought by Prime Minister Narendra Modi . In 2016, there were  504 startups.  In 2022, it has increased up to 72,993 startups

Payments in India

Navya Sruthi

The value and volume of payments through various methods for September 2022.  The volume of RTGS is only 0.23 percent while the value is 74.14 percent. The number of UPI transactions stood at 78.8 percent while the value for the same is 6.0 percent.

India’s top export partners in 2022.

Rakshanda Sharma

The United States remained India’s top export partner for the year 2022 (till August) accounting for 18 percent of the total exports from the country

Share of Foreign Portfolio investments in manufacturing gross value added


According to the Reserve Bank of India, Foreign Portfolio Investments are investments in overseas economies where foreign investors hold securities and assets of another country. Gross Value Added measures corporate subsidiary, company, or municipality contribution to an economy and functions as an economic productivity meter.

Comparison of India’s inflation rate over last five years with USA and World

Anuja Mistry

Indian economy has been witnessing a gradual transition from a period of high and variable inflation to more stable and low level as compared to the USA’s and world’s inflation rate. With the platonic changes brought by COVID-19 Indian inflation rate has seen a 6.62% increase in the year 2020.
Source: World

India’s Gross Domestic Product over the years

Janvi Goyal

India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has seen slight changes over the years. From being Rs. 14,515, 958 in the FY 2019-20 to Rs. 14, 735, 515 in FY 2021-22.
Source: RBI handbook

GST collection for the month of September over the years

Sneha S.K

The Goods and Service Tax revenue for the month of September in 2022 saw a 26 percent year on year jump, crossing the Rs. 1.40 lakh crore mark for the seventh consecutive month, according to an article by Hindustan Times.

Gross state domestic product (Constant Prices)

Deepali Jain

Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) is one of the measures of economic growth for a state’s economy. The data is represented in constant price which is an inflation-adjusted measure that reflects the value of all goods and services produced by an economy in a given year. Above is the list of GSDP of 10 most populated states in India in 2020-2021. The GSDP constant prices data was unavailable for the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat.
Source: RBI handbook

Export, Import and Trade Deficit of India

Sai Aravindh

Since 2016 there has been an increase in the trade deficit, mainly led by the increase in Imports. Due to Covid-19, with the supply chain disruption the trade deficit fell drastically but is on a rise post the pandemic.  

Comparison of average prices of gold

Shreya Chekkilla

This graph shows the average prices of gold in Mumbai and London over the past five years. In Mumbai, the highest was in the year 2020-21, while the highest in London was 2021-22.
Source: RBI handbook

Top five imported commodities of India in 2021 to 2022

Yogada Sharma

The above graph shows the top five commodities imported to India in May 2021 and May 2022. Petroleum tops the list while Machinery is at fifth position of top five imported commodities.

Share prices of IT Companies

Ajay Rag

The stock prices of four major IT companies in India—Tata Consultancy Service (TCS), Wipro, Infosys, Hindustan Computers Limited (HCL), over the past six months
Source: Google Finance

Value of Petroleum products imported into India

Aanchal Kumari

Compared to the previous year, the import value of petroleum products increased by 12 trillion INR in 2022.

Notes in Circulation from 2016-2022


Comparison of Notes in Circulation for the past six years.
Source- RBI Statistics Handbook