Industry Analysis Service provides an up-to-date review and an outlook for about 70 industries. CMIE analysts assess the outlook for each of these industries every month. CMIE's databases — including Prowess and CapEx are used extensively to make these assessments. The analysis is largely quantitative and the presentations are focussed and well organised.
The outlook presented includes quantitative estimates of expected growth in capacity, production, prices, profits and market size. Projected cost structures and profitability are also estimated.
The service provides forecasts for the next six quarters and the next two years.
The Industry Analysis Service also provides access to a large database on the industries. This database provides time-series of demand-supply indicators, prices, aggregate financial ratios from financial statements of companies, etc.
The service is useful in gaining an insight into the current trends in industry and the possible near-term outcomes. This has found applications in banking in credit appraisals, in research produced by financial market analysts and by policy makers.
The service is delivered through a desk-top installation. The analytical reports that are available as pdf files and the database are accessible through a specially developed software.