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Economic slowdown owing to US-China trade war not domestic problems: Dharmendra Pradhan

Talking about Gross Domestic Product (GDP) number of second quarter of current financial year (Q2FY20), Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said the current economic slowdown is temporary. He said the slowdown in the economy is not because of domestic reasons but the ongoing trade war between the US and China. The trade-tension between the two large economies has adversely impacted several countries.

He said the fall in the GDP growth during the second quarter of the current fiscal is cyclical in nature. India’s economic growth slipped further to hit an over six-year low of 4.5 per cent in July-September of current financial year. The previous low was recorded at 4.3 per cent in the January-March period of 2012-13. The GDP growth was registered at 7 per cent in the corresponding quarter of 2018-19.

The Minister said the fundamentals of the country’s economy are strong and it has started moving in the right direction. He added steel and passenger vehicles sectors in the country have started showing improvement. The sale of two-wheelers is also recorded an upward trend.

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