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A look at fastest growth periods in India, Asia

Last updated on: April 2, 2013 11:01 IST

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In the race to become rich, several of Asia's economies have set records for long-run growth. Over the 30 years from 1982 to 2011 China achieved annual growth in GDP per person of nearly 10 per cent, according to The Economist.

Let's take a look at 10 Asian countries and their fastest growth periods in the past 30 years.

Source: The Economist

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China

Fastest growth period: 1982-2011

Annual growth rate: 9 per cent

Overall rank: 1

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South Korea

Fastest growth period: 1966-1995

Annual growth rate: 7.8 per cent

Overall rank: 2

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Singapore

Fastest growth period: 1965-1994

Annual growth rate: 6.8 per cent

Overall rank: 3

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Taiwan

Fastest growth period: 1963-1992

Annual growth rate: 6.7 per cent

Overall rank: 4

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Japan

Fastest growth period: 1951-1980

Annual growth rate: 6.3 per cent

Overall rank: 5

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Hong Kong

Fastest growth period: 1962-1991

Annual growth rate: 6 per cent

Overall rank: 6

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Thailand

Fastest growth period: 1966-1995

Annual growth rate: 5.7 per cent

Overall rank: 7

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Malaysia

Fastest growth period: 1968-1997

Annual growth rate: 4.6 per cent

Overall rank: 8

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Indonesia

Fastest growth period: 1968-1997

Annual growth rate: 4.3 per cent

Overall rank: 9

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India

Fastest growth period: 1982-2011

Annual growth rate: 4.1 per cent

Overall rank: 10


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