Politics 17 November 2011 Annual percentage rise in Gross Domestic Product Print HTML This graph indicates the yearly percentage GDP rise since 1991, when India adopted free market principles aimed at liberalizing its economy. A growing middle class consumer population and increased educational standards have both helped to contribute yearly GDP rises that dwarf those of many western countries. The graph ranges from the lowest growth rate of 1.06 per cent in 1991 to a staggering 9.82 per cent rise in 2007 and then 9.72 in 2010. What is noticeable is the sharp drop between 2007 and 2008 -- the time of the global credit crunch -- but perhaps more striking is the dramatic bounce back in the following year. GDP growth (annual %), India from Timetric › Will this video be enough to save Rick Perry's campaign? Subscribe More Related articles Leader: On capitalism and insecurity No economy is an island: why Britain's finances now depend on Europe Cabinet audit: what does the appointment of Philip Hammond as Chancellor mean for policy?