The amount sums up to roughly $595.4 per person.
Given that India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) currently stands at $2.264 trillion, it can be implied that the impact of violence caused India to miss the landmark of becoming a $3.5 trillion economy.
The condition in India is not an aberration though. The report says global economic impact of violence increased by 2.1 per cent from 2016 to 2017. Since 2012, it has increased 16% – with the 2017 bill of violence totaling $14.76 trillion. The highest impact in absolute terms was in the US, at $2.67 trillion.
India missed out on becoming a $3.5 trillion economy last year. Here’s why
However, India’s ranking is pretty much in the pits at 136 among 163 countries, below Iran. The 2017 ranking is a notch higher than that of 2016, when India was pegged at 137.
The report makes it clear that investors love peace. In the last 70 years, per capita GDP growth has been three times higher in highly peaceful countries in comparison to the lesser peaceful nations. Since 1980, on an average, the most peaceful countries received
2 per cent of their GDP in FDI inflows
+ , compared to 0.84 per cent in the least peaceful countries.
On the other hand, less peaceful countries have experienced economic stagnation. Their annual per capita GDP has, on average, grown by just 1 per cent over the last seven decades.
The report stated that the fall in peacefulness over the last decade was caused by a wide range of factors, including increased terrorist activity, the intensification of conflicts in the Middle East, rising regional tensions in Eastern Europe and northeast Asia, and increasing numbers of refugees and heightened political tensions in Europe and the US.
(With PTI inputs)