It includes gross national product, per capita income, personal consumption and expenditure, personal ownership of goods, inflation rates, private investment, unit labor cost and level of employment. As per the Economic Survey 2014/15 the economic dimension of Nepal is as follows:
- The GDP growth is 3% (contracted by 2.1% at basic price) on 2014/15 as compared to last year which was 5.1% in 2013/14. The contraction is due to low growth rate of agriculture and impact of April 25 earthquake and subsequent aftershocks.
- The average inflation rate stood to7.2 % in 2014/15‚which is reduced by 1%as compared to last year. The fall in inflation rate is due to fall in price of petroleum products in international markets.
- The overall BoP was in a surplus of Rs 20 billion in 2014/15. This is due to increase in remittance by 11.2 % to USD 5.55 billion in this period.
- In the review period, total trade deficit expanded by 7 percent to Rs.612.87 billion. Such deficit had increased by 28.6 percent during the same period of the previous year.
- The gross foreign exchange reserves increased by 21.7 percent to Rs. 809.48 billion in mid-June 2015 from Rs. 665.41 billion in mid-July 2014. Based on the trend of imports during the eleven months of the review year, the existing level of reserves is sufficient for financing merchandise imports of 13.1 months, and merchandise and services imports of 11.3 months.
- Despite the decline in the number of Banks and financial institutions (BFIs) due to merger and acquisition, financial access has been widened due to branch expansion as well as an expansion of some products such as mobile banking and branchless banking.
- In this year, production of paddy (rice), which contributes 21 percent to agriculture GDP, has declined by 5.1 percent owing to adverse climate. Likewise, production of maize (corn) among the major crops is estimated to have declined by 0 percent as well. In FY 2014/15.
- The fishery sector is estimated to grow by 6.3 percent in the current fiscal year 2014/15 as compared to 9 percent growth in the previous fiscal year.
- Performance of manufacturing sector has not been satisfactory during the last decade. Manufacturing sector has been adversely affected for long due to lack of improvement in the investment environment; persistent energy crisis; uneasy labor relations; ever extending political transition.