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Investment Opportunities in India
The Indian economy boasts a strong annual growth rate, deep capital markets and liberalised foreign direct investment (FDI)
regime. The liberalization and globalization of the economy has led to
free inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) along with modern
cutting edge technology, which increased the importance of private
sector in Indian economvy considerably.
Analytical Industry Market in India
The Indian analytical instrument market including consumables and
spares is estimated around $1 billion, with an annual growth rate of
above 10 percent. It is estimated that this growth rate will continue
for the coming years.
Due to competitive pressures time and productivity are the biggest
challenges in the laboratory today. A one stop shop which provides
automation and networking of instruments leading to speed of analysis,
meeting regulatory compliance and support has become the key for the
customer. Instrument technologies are by and large driven by the life
science industry which requires products and technologies that address
their dynamic needs for new drug discovery and regulatory compliance.
India booming despite economic crisis
India has one of the most rapidly growing economies in the
world, after China.
By the middle of this century, it will probably have the largest population of
any country on earth and rank third in a comparison of GDPs, following China and the United States.
At present, lower industrial growth, declining investments and sinking
exports are slowing down economic growth somewhat. However, the GDP forecasts
from the Center for Monitoring Indian Economics (CMIE) indicate growth of 8.2
percent for fiscal year 2008/2009 (April 1, 2008 – March 31, 2009).
Although the World Bank has stated that the Indian banking sector has also
been affected by the global financial crisis, its financial sector is expected
to remain stable. It is still too early to estimate the effect that lower
investment volume due to a restricted flow of credit will have.
Healthcare and Medical Technology
|Investment demand for the Indian healthcare
sector is estimated at approximately 80 billion US dollars. Demand for medical technology and equipment is
high. Expenditures for medical treatment and medicines are expected to increase, reaching 80 billion US dollars by
2016. These investments will primarily benefit the private sector. Government
expenditures for healthcare are expected to be lower, coming in at some 20 to 30
billion US dollars between now and 2012. Some 710 million Euros are expected to
be made available to the National Health Mission (2007 - 2012). |
environmental sector remains underdeveloped, and it still faces several
challenges, especially in the areas of sewage
and waste removal
. India is
expected to invest 45 billion Euros in sewage treatment between now and 2015
and some 400 million Euros in waste removal between now and 2010. Treatment-system
capacities no longer meet requirements, especially in municipal centers such as
Delhi and Mumbai.
Only 20 to 25 percent of sewage can be treated. India's priorities include upgrading and equipping
plants, pumps, irrigation technology
treatment and consulting in the field of water
to improve efficiency.