If the rupee moves upward from 30 per dollar to 40 per dollar then rupee is said to depreciate.DEFINITION • Rupee depreciation means that rupee has become less valuable with respect to dollar. so if the dollar was Rs 40 and now it reached 56. It means that rupee is now cheaper than what it used to be earlier. .

this other currency is primarily ‘US Dollars’. • For India.CURRENCY DEPRECIATION MEANS • Before I even start into impact of Rupee Depreciation…. • Let me explain what does the word depreciation mean in the context of currency??? • Technically speaking it means that Indian currency is worth lesser now in comparison with some other curreny. • Lets have a look at the chart of how Indian Rupee has behaved in comparison to US Dollars for past 10 years. .


• What does it mean ? In order to buy 1 Dollar. we had to pay 39 rupees in 2008. • Now in order to buy the same number of dollars. • This reduction in the purchasing power of Rupee in terms of dollars is called Depreciation of Rupee. .• One thing you may notice that in last 10 years Dollar was quoting as low as Rs. we have to shell out 56 Rs. 39 in 2008 and is now quoting Rs. per dollar (an additional Rs.56. 17 per dollar is increase in the year of 2008-2012).

A couple of the main reasons which are • currently troubling Rupee are as follows : .WHAT CAUSES TO RUPEE DEPRICIATION • This topic can be much better described in a complete book as the causes of depreciation • of a currency are multiple which in combination push and pull the respective currency’s • quotation in conjunction with other currency.

• • • • Demand Supply Rule Fiscal deficit Oil prices Speculators .

With opening economies. Economies which have competitive advantage in producing a product at a cheaper price have become exporters.EFFECTS • • • • • • • • • In the globalised world where we are living today. they have started importing them. we are no longer shielded from the global economics and product prices. hence opening up the global trade – exports & imports. . Economies have started taking advantage of countries which are producing specialised products at a cheaper rate and instead of producing them locally. Lets start on a positive note detailing upon some of the good effects of rupee depreciation in India. currency exchange rates have started playing an important role in the cost of imports or competitive advantage in exports.

NEGATIVE EFFECTS • Expensive imports • Oil cont .



• Working abroad. borrowing cost will increase and this will reduce their profit margin. pay more rupees to get the same dollar. .WHAT WAY RUPEE DEPRECIATION AFFECT YOU • Investors in import oriented companies will be affected badly in depreciating rupee. • Studying overseas. NRIs to send money to india. • For companies.

• Expect foreign tourists in india . postpone it. . because travel cost will be down.• Planning for a foreign vacation.

. • how it hits every one. either directly (such as NRIs) or indirectly (such as a person who is fueling up his car’s fuel tank).CONCLUSION • I hope this presentation would have highlighted the wild impact of rupee depreciation. • Hopefully the Rupee would back trace its steps and come down to more comfortable range of 40s rather than the current dangerous levels of 50s. • At times controlling the Rupee depreciation is not within the hands of the Reserve Bank of India and the government does need to intervene and take conscientious steps to come up with policy reforms to control the currency movements.

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