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India by the numbers: a guide to its markets

Published in Automated Trader Magazine Issue 26 Q3 2012

The world's most populous democracy with 1.2 billion people, India is used to doing things on a big scale. But a scan of some of the key numbers shows there is still plenty of room for more growth. Here are some statistics about the country and its markets.

International debt securities

Amount outstanding (in US$ billions) as of March 2012: 61.4. That is up 7 percent from end-2011 and up 33 percent from end-2009.
Despite the country's size, India's debt securities market lags a number of emerging market countries. China's outstanding issuance is more than 2-1/2 times as large with $164.5 billion and even Poland has a larger amount at $72.8 billion. These numbers are dwarfed by those of developed countries, with $7.5 trillion for the United States and $3.2 trillion for the UK. (source: BIS)

Fund industry

• Growth in assets under management over last 5 years (2006-2011): 155%
• Number of private sector mutual funds offering services in equity, debt and gold: 41
• Number of SEBI-registered Foreign Institutional Investors as of last year: 1,722
• Net FII investment: $32.2 billion in 2010-11 versus $30.3 billion in 2009-10.
(Source: Ernst & Young)

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