India Consumer Indices

Overview

BSE, CMIE and Survey Research Center, University of Michigan have collaborated to measure consumer sentiment, expectations and the perceived economic scenario through an extensive and representative household survey. University of Michigan provides a highly acclaimed set of academicians while CMIE brings its expertise in data processing. BSE makes the data available to the investors. Consumer Sentiment Indices are forward looking indicators and are useful in:
  • Tapping market efficiency and in dealing with the vicissitudes of growth.
  • Helping businesses gauge the market sentiments better.
  • Determining the future trends in an economy.
  • Anticipating change and understanding the nature of these changes.
  • Anticipating changes for planning and executing production and/or marketing strategies for producers of consumer durables, consumer goods, financial market products, investors, logistics services providers, and a host of related industries
  • Meeting the needs of policy makers and academic researchers in undertaking the impact of changes in economic environment that may occur due to policy changes or natural phenomena. Such occurrences include changes in interest rates/taxation/governmental regime/regulations, monsoon failure etc.

30 Days Moving Average
   Base = 100 (Sep - Dec 2015)

Weekly Graph
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Monthly Graph
India - Label Urban - Label Rural - Label



30 Days Moving Average
   Base = 100 (Sep - Dec 2015)

Weekly Graph
Consumer Sentiments(CS) - Label Consumer Expectations(CE) - Label
Current Economic Conditions(CEC) - Label

Monthly Graph
Consumer Sentiments(CS) - Label Consumer Expectations(CE) - Label
Current Economic Conditions(CEC) - Label

Sentiments decline

On 27 April 2017, consumer sentiments at the all-India level were down 0.35 per cent to 99.30. This was on account of a 0.47 per cent fall in the index of current economic conditions to 95.95 and a 0.28 per cent fall in the index of consumer expectations to 101.45.
Urban consumer sentiments fell 0.19 per cent to 89.70, caused by 0.30 per cent decline in the index of consumer expectations to 90.91. However, the index of current economic conditions was constant at 87.87.
In rural India, consumer sentiments fell 0.51 per cent to 104.92. This could be attributed to a 0.82 per cent drop in the index of consumer expectations to 107.44. Meanwhile, the index of current economic conditions was stable at 100.94.