New WPI series may include services sector

NITI Aayog member Ramesh Chand headed working group is planning to include services sector in the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), reported Times of India. While Chand is in favour of including services sector in WPI, several other members opine that developing a services price inflation index could take time as it is difficult to obtain data for other services as they are not so organised. Also, it is difficult to measure technology’s impact on services dependent on it, they argued. The panel is also deliberating on shifting the base year for WPI from 2011-12 to 2017-18. However, several economists are in favour of a more recent base year to calculate actual numbers as the last two years were washed out due to Covid-19 pandemic.

References
1. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/government-may-include-services-in-wholesale-price-index/articleshow/94607813.cms
CMIE STATISTICS
Unemployment Rate (30-DAY MVG. AVG.)
Per cent
7.8 +0.5
Consumer Sentiments Index
Base September-December 2015
81.4 0.0
Consumer Expectations Index
Base September-December 2015
81.0 0.0
Current Economic Conditions Index
Base September-December 2015
81.9 0.0
Quarterly CapEx Aggregates
(Rs.trillion) Dec 21 Mar 22 Jun 22 Sep 22
New projects 4.04 8.56 4.87 3.52
Completed projects 2.86 1.32 1.18 1.32
Stalled projects 0.08 0.43 0.53 0.06
Revived projects 1.98 0.33 0.29 0.08
Implementation stalled projects 0.66 0.09 0.29 0.26
Updated on: 28 Nov 2022 8:28PM
Quarterly Financials of Listed Companies
(% change) Dec 21 Mar 22 Jun 22 Sep 22
All listed Companies
 Income 23.4 20.8 40.3 24.7
 Expenses 21.3 19.8 41.5 26.2
 Net profit 35.4 31.3 21.1 -0.7
 PAT margin (%) 9.0 8.8 7.2 7.3
 Count of Cos. 4,755 4,668 4,672 4,451
Non-financial Companies
 Income 29.3 24.8 50.3 27.4
 Expenses 28.8 25.7 53.1 30.5
 Net profit 19.2 9.8 8.3 -21.9
 PAT margin (%) 7.5 7.6 5.7 5.1
 Net fixed assets 2.0 6.7
 Current assets 15.0 18.3
 Current liabilities 11.7 11.3
 Borrowings 3.6 10.5
 Reserves & surplus 11.3 7.3
 Count of Cos. 3,439 3,386 3,408 3,302
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 28 Nov 2022 8:28PM
Annual Financials of All Companies
(% change) FY20 FY21 FY22
All Companies
 Income 0.6 -0.9 25.8
 Expenses 0.4 -3.2 24.7
 Net profit -3.8 75.3 61.3
 PAT margin (%) 2.0 4.4 8.0
 Assets 9.0 9.9 9.9
 Net worth 4.7 12.0 14.0
 RONW (%) 3.4 6.8 11.8
 Count of Cos. 33,286 32,160 8,832
Non-financial Companies
 Income -1.1 -1.9 31.7
 Expenses -0.9 -3.9 31.5
 Net profit -20.4 62.3 59.8
 PAT margin (%) 2.2 3.9 6.9
 Net fixed assets 11.3 2.2 2.1
 Net worth 2.0 10.5 14.5
 RONW (%) 4.6 7.5 13.3
 Debt / Equity (times) 1.2 1.0 0.7
 Interest cover (times) 1.9 2.4 4.3
 Net working capital cycle (days) 82 88 55
 Count of Cos. 26,274 25,220 6,566
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 27 Nov 2022 6:02PM