India’s Economic Rise: Next Global Superpower?
In the past decade, India’s economy has experienced exponential growth, securing its position as the world’s fifth-largest economy. Remarkably, the National Stock Exchange of India has surpassed Hong Kong, establishing itself as the seventh-largest stock market globally. Over the last 25 years, India’s nominal GDP has skyrocketed by an astounding 700%. To put this transformation into perspective, consider that in 2010, India ranked as the ninth-largest economy, whereas today it stands proudly as the fifth-largest.
Global Economic Rankings:
- United States
- United Kingdom
Reasons Fueling the Excitement for India:
- Demographics: With a population of 1.4 billion people and a median age of 32 (compared to 38.9 for the USA), India boasts a youthful workforce poised for productivity and innovation.
- Urbanisation: An estimated 33 million Indians are projected to join the Global Consumer Class by 2024, illustrating a significant shift towards urban living and increased consumption.
- Forecasts: India’s GDP is anticipated to reach $7.5 trillion by 2027, positioning it as the third-largest economy globally. The country is currently entering the central take-off phase of the S curve, marked by rapid increases in urbanisation, industrialisation, household incomes, and energy consumption—a trend expected to persist for several decades.
- Scientific and Technological Talent: India boasts the world’s third-largest group of scientists and technicians, contributing to its innovation and development capabilities.
Goldman Sachs has projected that India could become the world’s second-largest economy by 2075, further solidifying its standing in the global arena. While the United States currently maintains a commanding GDP of $25.4 trillion, India’s sustained growth places it firmly on the path to potentially dethroning the USA as the world’s largest economy. Nevertheless, for such a transition to occur, it would likely necessitate an internal collapse within the USA, resulting in a precipitous drop in GDP.
India’s economic ascent is undeniable, offering compelling reasons for optimism about its continued growth and its potential to become a global superpower.
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