Economy India's average GDP growth to rise to 7.8% in first half of this year, says report Updated : April 25, 2018 01:29 PM IST Average GDP growth is expected to rise to 7.8 percent year-on-year in the first half 2018. Growth will start to moderate in the second half of this year. Rising oil prices may put pressure on inflation. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.