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Growth rate estimated to be 5.89 %

Kathmandu, 25 April: The economic growth rate is projected to be 5.89 per cent in the current fiscal year.
The projection has been made based on economic indicators and data from six to nine months of the current fiscal year 2017/18
The national accounts statistics of the fiscal 2017/18 launched by Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) on Wednesday revealed that the contributions of primary sector to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) have been on decreasing trend whereas the contributions by service sector are on the rise.
The data analysis is carried out by dividing overall industrial sector into three groups— primary, secondary and service.
According to the accounts data made public, agriculture and forestry, fishery and mining under the primary sector is estimated to contribute 28.21 per cent to GDP, reports National News Agency (RSS)
Though the agriculture sector did not see substantial growth in the current fiscal, the use of forest timber for reconstruction has caused rise in the production in the sector.
Meanwhile, construction, industry and electricity, gas and water under the secondary sector are estimated to have contributions of Rs 14.18 per cent to GDP. Acceleration in reconstruction and other construction works, expansion of energy sector and production rise in industrial sector have contributed much to that sector.
Likewise, retail and wholesale transaction, hotel and restaurant, transport, communications, financial mediation, real estate and commercial services, public administration, education and health have contributed 57.61 per cent to GDP.
Rise in production of domestic goods, increase in in-flow of tourists and smooth power supply have triggered substantial improvements towards social service.
CBS Director-General Suman Raj Aryal shared that agriculture sector is primarily estimated to contribute 27.10 and non-agriculture sector 72.90 percent to GDP.
The agriculture sector is estimated to experience an inflation of 2.82 per cent in the current fiscal year.
People’s News Monitoring Service

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