Economists surveyed by Reuters said on Friday that the Indian economy is likely to expand at its weakest pace in over six years in the June-September quarter, in the face of a slowdown in the consumer demand and private investment.
The Indian GDP data is due later on Friday at 1200 GMT.
“The median of a poll of economists showed annual growth in gross domestic product of 4.7% in the quarter, down from 5.0% in the previous three months and 7% for the corresponding period of 2018.
Economic growth could dip to around 4% in the September quarter, two domestic television channels said on Wednesday, citing government sources.
If the latest figure for expansion of gross domestic product is 4.7% or less, the quarter will have registered the slowest expansion in 26 quarters, since 4.3% in January-March 2013.
Economists in a separate Reuters poll predicted the Reserve Bank of India would cut its repo rate for the sixth time in a row, by 25 basis points, to 4.90% at its Dec. 3-5 meeting.”