Consumer Sentiment

Consumer Outlook Index

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Consumer Outlook Index is a monthly measure of consumer sentiment in India. Like other such indicators in global markets, it is a barometer for assessing macro-economic conditions and their implications on financial markets in the near term. The Index rose 3.7% to 47.8 compared to last month.
Consumer Outlook Index
-1.4
39.1
Sep 2013
Consumer Outlook Index
-3.1
24.1
Sep 2013

Inflation Sentiment Index

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Inflation Sentiment Index tracks price increases felt and expected by consumers. It exhibits a strong correlation with interest rate movements in the economy. The Index has improved by 11.7% (m-o-m) to 36.2 during Apr’16.

Employment Sentiment Index

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Employment Sentiment Index reflects consumers' perception of the prevailing and expected employment situation in India. Employment Sentiment Index remains in the optimistic territory. The ZyFin Employment Sentiment Index for Apr’16 has shown a monthly rise of 2.1% to 56.0.
Consumer Outlook Index
+0.6
49.7
Sep 2013
Consumer Outlook Index
-0.5
30.7
Sep 2013

Spending Sentiment Index

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Spending Sentiment Index measures consumers' overall spending plan on necessities as well as discretionary purchases for the next few months. With a six-month lead on BSE Consumer Durables Index and earnings data for key consumer companies, it is useful for predicting sales growth for consumer goods, vehicles and homes. Spending Sentiment Index rose by 7.1% (m-om) to 40.9 during Apr’16.

Basic Necessities Spending Index

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Basic Necessities Spending Index charts trends in consumer spending on basic necessities and offers a strong proxy to on-the-ground inflation. It can be used in conjunction with the Inflation Sentiment Index to forecast inflation and interest rates in the economy. The index has witnessed a month-on-month increase of 16.9% to 28.9 during Apr’16.
Consumer Outlook Index
+1.0
16.4
Sep 2013

Durables Spending Index

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Durables Spending Index captures consumers' plans to purchase consumer durables, providing the opportunity to project sales six months in advance. The Index for Apr’16 has risen by 6.2% (m-o-m) gesturing that India consumers are likely to engage in purchase of consumer durables like TV, AC, etc in next 6 months.
Consumer Outlook Index
-1.1
34.1
Sep 2013

Vehicle Spending Index

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Vehicle Purchase Sentiment Index signals consumers' plans to buy passenger vehicles in India over the next 6 months, providing a strong tool to forecast demand. The Index has increased by 14.3% (m-o-m) during Apr’16 suggesting recovering demand for passenger vehicles.
Consumer Outlook Index
+2.2
19.0
Sep 2013
Consumer Outlook Index
-0.8
28.4
Sep 2013

New Home Index

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New Home index measures consumers' plans to buy homes over the next six months to a year. The index reports a growth of 8.9% (m-o-m) during Apr’16 suggesting rising demand among Indian consumers to purchase a home.

Borrowing Comfort Index

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Borrowing Comfort Index quantifies consumers’ comfort in borrowing to finance big ticket products, such as homes, vehicles and consumer durables. In conjunction with the spending indices, it is a good predictor of demand for retail loans. The index can be used by banks and other lending institutions to predict demand for their services. The index has declined 0.5% during Apr’16 as compared to the previous month.
Consumer Outlook Index
-2.7
45.9
Sep 2013