Global services trade recovering but stays below pre-pandemic levels: WTO

The World Trade Organization (WTO) services trade barometer showed a reading of 102.5, indicating that world trade in services is recovering but is yet to reach pre-pandemic levels. The WTO cautioned that any resurgence of the delta variant of Covid-19 threatens the upward trajectory. It stated that most component indices are on or above trend, but the overall picture is mixed. Global services purchasing managers’ index (102.7) and financial services (100.2) indices indicated that the pace of growth has slowed down. The construction index (97.4) fell below the trend, while the index of information and communications technology services (100.0) and passenger air transport (105.6) picked up recently, but remained well below pre-pandemic levels. Growth in the container shipping index (106.8) has eased although throughput has hit a record high. The recent surge in shipping costs appears to be more due to strong demand for traded goods than to supply constraints, the WTO noted.

References
1. https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news21_e/wtoi_23sep21_e.htm
2. https://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/global-services-trade-remains-below-pre-covid-levels-says-wto-121092301442_1.html
CMIE STATISTICS
Unemployment Rate (30-DAY MVG. AVG.)
Per cent
7.5 -0.3
Consumer Sentiments Index
Base September-December 2015
58.0 0.0
Consumer Expectations Index
Base September-December 2015
60.6 +0.5
Current Economic Conditions Index
Base September-December 2015
53.9 -0.8
Quarterly CapEx Aggregates
(Rs.trillion) Dec 20 Mar 21 Jun 21 Sep 21
New projects 1.50 2.20 2.55 1.10
Completed projects 0.87 1.17 0.73 0.92
Stalled projects 0.30 0.26 0.32 0.03
Revived projects 0.15 0.22 0.12 0.19
Implementation stalled projects 0.20 0.32 0.25 0.22
Updated on: 21 Oct 2021 3:28PM
Quarterly Financials of Listed Companies
(% change) Dec 20 Mar 21 Jun 21 Sep 21
All listed Companies
 Income 1.6 14.9 42.0 18.3
 Expenses 0.1 7.3 42.2 18.2
 Net profit 58.3 326.2 125.3 28.0
 PAT margin (%) 8.4 8.9 9.0 17.1
 Count of Cos. 4,451 4,364 4,348 178
Non-financial Companies
 Income 0.1 17.4 60.7 21.8
 Expenses -0.7 10.5 62.8 23.2
 Net profit 52.4 221.6 179.7 27.0
 PAT margin (%) 8.8 9.1 8.4 16.3
 Net fixed assets 2.3 7.4
 Current assets 4.4 13.2
 Current liabilities 0.8 17.4
 Borrowings -4.3 3.0
 Reserves & surplus 11.9 4.2
 Count of Cos. 3,299 3,252 3,251 130
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 21 Oct 2021 3:28PM
Annual Financials of All Companies
(% change) FY19 FY20 FY21
All Companies
 Income 13.3 0.2 -1.7
 Expenses 13.6 0.2 -4.3
 Net profit 15.2 -10.4 50.0
 PAT margin (%) 2.1 2.1 7.3
 Assets 9.8 8.5 12.9
 Net worth 8.5 4.5 13.7
 RONW (%) 3.8 3.5 9.0
 Count of Cos. 32,100 31,012 5,853
Non-financial Companies
 Income 14.0 -1.7 -4.1
 Expenses 14.2 -1.4 -6.2
 Net profit 21.2 -21.2 37.6
 PAT margin (%) 2.9 2.3 6.8
 Net fixed assets 5.6 10.0 2.6
 Net worth 7.9 2.1 11.6
 RONW (%) 6.4 4.9 9.9
 Debt / Equity (times) 1.0 1.1 0.7
 Interest cover (times) 2.3 1.9 3.7
 Net working capital cycle (days) 74 81 70
 Count of Cos. 25,659 24,739 4,261
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 19 Oct 2021 1:55PM