The Business Expectations Index (BEI) in India rose to 116.2 in the fourth quarter of 2018-19 fiscal year from 115 in the previous three-month period, pointing to optimism on the outlook about demand conditions. There were improvements in expectations regarding overall business situation (36.7 vs 36.3 in Q3 2018-19); production (36.3 vs 32.5); order books (32.5 vs 28.9); profit margins (2 vs 0.1); exports (19.8 vs 15.9); and capacity utilisation (23.8 vs 21). Meanwhile, the sub-index measuring employment outlook fell to 12.2 from 12.9. Business Confidence in India averaged 117.86 Index Points from 2000 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 127.50 Index Points in the second quarter of 2007 and a record low of 96.40 Index Points in the second quarter of 2009.

Business Confidence in India is expected to be 116.00 Index Points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Business Confidence in India to stand at 114.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the India Business Expectations Index (BEI) is projected to trend around 111.00 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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India Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 116.20 115.00 127.50 96.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 53.90 53.20 55.00 47.90 [+]
Services PMI 52.20 53.20 57.50 44.60 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.40 0.30 19.90 -7.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 5.90 -5.00 14.80 -14.20 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.70 -0.60 24.30 -9.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 245.80 237.18 731.25 184.29 INR Billion [+]
Car Production 253744.00 197199.00 292861.00 7277.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 235295.00 214783.00 304900.00 6508.00 [+]
Internet Speed 6492.06 5567.50 6492.06 784.09 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 9378846.00 9261013.00 14278593.00 1768679.00 IP [+]
Mining Production -1.00 2.70 13.00 -17.50 percent [+]
Steel Production 9010.00 8490.00 9227.00 713.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Cement Production 28877.00 26098.00 28877.00 9355.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
Capacity Utilization 74.80 73.80 83.20 71.00 percent [+]
Competitiveness Index 62.02 60.83 62.02 4.20 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 58.00 63.00 71.00 42.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 53.60 53.60 55.40 46.00 [+]
Corruption Index 41.00 40.00 41.00 26.30 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 78.00 81.00 95.00 35.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 77.00 100.00 139.00 77.00 [+]


India Business Expectations Index (BEI)

In India, the Business Expectations Index (BEI) is calculated as a weighted (share of GVA of different industry group) net response of nine business indicators. The nine indicators considered are: (1) overall business situation; (2) production; (3) order books; (4) inventory of raw material; (5) inventory of finished goods; (6) profit margins; (7) employment; (8) exports; and (9) capacity utilisation. BEI gives a snapshot of the business outlook in every quarter and takes values between 0 and 200, with 100 being the threshold separating expansion from contraction. The number of total responses varies from quarter to quarter and averaged 1,200 over the last two years. This page provides - India Business Confidence - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. India Business Expectations Index (BEI) - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
116.20 115.00 127.50 96.40 2000 - 2019 Index Points Quarterly
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Country Last Previous
Australia 4.00 Jan/19
Brazil 64.70 Jan/19
Canada 54.70 Jan/19
China 49.50 Jan/19
Euro Area 0.69 Jan/19
France 103.00 Jan/19
Germany 99.10 Jan/19
India 116.20 Mar/19
Indonesia 104.71 Dec/18
Italy 102.10 Jan/19
Japan 19.00 Dec/18
Mexico 50.80 Jan/19
Netherlands 5.80 Jan/19
Russia -2.00 Jan/19
Saudi Arabia 3.00 Jun/16
Singapore -14.00 Dec/18
South Africa 31.00 Dec/18
South Korea 67.00 Jan/19
Spain -4.10 Jan/19
Switzerland 95.00 Jan/19
Turkey 93.00 Jan/19
United Kingdom -23.00 Mar/19
United States 56.60 Jan/19


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