Given how much excitement there is over the possibility of a repo rate cut during RBI’s Monetary Policy announcement tomorrow I decided to take a look at some other major economic numbers that were declared recently, and found that it is really cumbersome to get a snapshot of the major economic numbers at one place.
In a bid to overcome that – I’ve prepared this table which keeps tab on some of the important economic numbers that people generally talk about and I’ll try to keep this page updated as frequently as I can.
|S.No.||Name||Source||Periodicity||Last Declared||Last Number||Next Due Date|
|1.||IIP||MOSPI||Monthly||June 11 2012||-0.1% for March 2012||12 July 2012|
|2.||Monthly data on Indiaâ€™s International Trade in Services||RBI||Monthly||May 10 2012||Exports $24.5 bnImports $37.9 bn for April 2012||Unspecified but probably mid June|
|3.||Indiaâ€™s Foreign Trade||Ministry of Commerce||Monthly||April 2, 2012||Trade Deficit of $166.7 bn||Unspecified but probably early May|
|4.||WPI Inflation Data||Office of the Economic Adviser||Monthly||May 14 2012||7.23% provisional for the month of April 2012||14 June 2012|
|5.||GDP||MOSPI||Quarterly||August 31 2012||5.5% Q1 2012 â€“ 13 (Apr â€“ Jun)||30th Nov 2012|
|6.||Monetary Policy||RBI||Quarterly||April 17 2012||Repo Rate 8.0%||18th June 2012|
|7.||External Debt||Ministry of Finance||Quarterly||March 2012||$ 334.9 bn as on end Dec 2011||Unspecified|
|8.||FDI||DIPP||Monthly||February 2012||$ 2,211 mn as||Unspecified|
|9.||HSBC PMI Index||HSBC||Monthly||April 2012||54.9||1st June 2012|
These numbers are in no particular order and I want to add a few more like the CPI numbers, foreign tourist arrivals, HSBC PMI index but had to stop here today because I was having a hard time tracking the original source of all these numbers.
Which other numbers do you think I’ve missed here and would like to see included?