Centre for Development Economics
Department of Economics

Delhi School of Economics


The Utility of CMIE databases Economic Outlook, States of India and Consumer Pyramids Household Survey(CPHS)


Prabhakar Singh
(Institutional Business at Centre For Monitoring Indian Economy)
(Thursday, January 5, 2023, 3:15 PM IST)
Venue: AMEX Room


In this presentation, we would be discussing the utility of CMIE databases Economic Outlook, States of India and Consumer Pyramids Household Survey(CPHS) for students, faculty and researchers.

1. Economic Outlook- It is a macro-economic service, which provides a complete picture of the past, present, and future of the Indian economy. This is backed by 3.01 million time-series data, more than 70k source documents (a gold mine for researchers), analysis, and forecasts. CMIE proprietary data and data from more than 100 official sources are organized and presented on the Economic Outlook platform.

2. States of India- This is a service that provides comprehensive data and news on all states, union territories and districts. There are over 85 million time series data on Economic and Socioeconomic indicators in the States of India. The States of India is the service that will always require when you are looking for the size and composition of the Indian markets. The service covers all the 36 states and union territories and more importantly the 730 districts of India.

3. Consumer Pyramids Household Survey- CPdx offers data from over 232,000 households and 1.19 million individuals surveyed since 2014. Being a longitudinal panel survey, one can follow households and individuals in the survey across time. Data from CPHS is delivered 3 times a year, as each round of data collection is completed. CPHS is a continuous survey. It began in January 2014 and has never stopped since. In particular, the survey continued without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic and government lockdowns.
CPdx delivers data on household demographics, individual identities, employment, migration, time use, health status, financial inclusion, individual and household incomes, consumption expenditures, ownership of assets and intentions to buy them, household amenities and consumer sentiments. Income and expenses data are a monthly time series since January 2014.


All are cordially invited.

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