SBI report: India's savings, investment on a higher trend
Gross capital formation (GCF) by the government touched a high of 11.8% in 2021-22, up from 10.7% in 2020-21
A research report from the State Bank of India's Economic Research Department, SBI Ecowrap, says the investment and savings data for the past decade reveals interesting points, adding that all the numbers are as a percentage of GDP.
Gross capital formation (GCF) by the government touched a high of 11.8% in 2021-22, up from 10.7% in 2020-21.
This also had a domino effect on private sector investment that jumped from 10% to 10.8% over the same period, according to a latest calculation by the SBI's research team.
In fact, the research report said that the trends in GCF to gross output ratio or the plough back of funds for creation of fresh capacity shows that for public administration the ratio attained fresh peak in 2021-22 owing to the emphasis on capital expenditure in recent budgets.
At the aggregate level, gross capital formation is supposed to have crossed 32% in 2022-23, the highest level since 2018-19, said SBI Ecowrap.
In 2021-22, gross savings have risen to 30% from 29% in 2020-21. The ratio is supposed to have crossed 31% in 2022-23, the highest since 2018-19.
The household savings increased sharply during the pandemic period on account of sharp accretion in financial savings such as deposits.
While household financial savings have since then moderated from 15.4% in 2020-21 to 11.1% in 2022-23, savings in physical assets have grown sharply to 11.8% in 2021-22 from 10.7% in 2020-21.