Bhutan: Economy | Asian Development Bank

Bhutan: Economy

Economic performance in FY2017 (ended 30 June 2017) and FY2018 will remain strong despite major problems at two large hydropower projects. Geological complications limited the constructions of these two hydropower projects in FY2017 and FY2018 so that the anticipated positive impact was not fully realized. GDP growth projections are thus revised down for both years. Read more from Asian Development Outlook 2017 Update

Note: GDP growth rate forecasts for 2017 and 2018.


Economic forecasts for South Asian countries

Country 2017f 2018f
Afghanistan –0.8 1.0
Bangladesh 5.5 5.5
Bhutan 6.7 8.4
India 6.5 6.2
Maldives 1.6 1.8
Nepal 4.2 3.9
Pakistan 3.2 3.5
Sri Lanka 4.7 4.7
Average 5.9 5.8
Country 2017f 2018f
Afghanistan 5.5 5.8
Bangladesh 5.4 6.0
Bhutan 4.3 5.4
India 4.0 4.6
Maldives 3.1 2.8
Nepal 4.5 6.5
Pakistan 4.2 4.8
Sri Lanka 7.0 4.0
Average 4.2 4.7
Country 2017f 2018f
Afghanistan 2.2 0.2
Bangladesh –0.6 –1.5
Bhutan –25.5 –22.8
India –1.3 –1.5
Maldives –16.4 –15.2
Nepal –0.4 –2.2
Pakistan –4.0 –4.2
Sri Lanka –3.5 –2.5
Average –1.6 –1.8
Country 2015
Afghanistan 610
Bangladesh 1,190
Bhutan 2,380
India 1,600
Maldives 6,950
Nepal 730
Pakistan 1,440
Sri Lanka 3,800

f = forecast number.

Sources:
Asian Development Outlook 2017
Asian Development Outlook 2017 Update