The Reserve Bank of India had set up a Working Group on Surveys (Chairman: Shri Deepak Mohanty, Executive Director) that recommended the introduction of a series of surveys to provide quick and forward looking inputs for monetary policy.
The Business Outlook Survey for Trading Sector is one such survey that is expected to asses the business expectation of the largest section of the services sector i.e. trading sector. The survey seeks to collect the assessment on current business situations and perceptions for the ensuing quarter from wholesale/retail trading units in India, through a set of structured questions covering different business parameters.
RBI Business Outlook Survey for Trading Sector
The survey is being conducted on a quarterly basis and covers the metro cities of Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi and Kolkata. The second round of the survey is being launched for October-December 2010. M/s Datamation Consultants Private Limited, New Delhi has been selected as the agency for conducting the survey for this quarter on behalf of the Reserve Bank of India. The participating trading units will be approached by the agency in the next 3 to 4 weeks. As the response to the survey will provide useful forward looking inputs for monetary policy, the Bank would appreciate the support and valued response from senior management/financial personnel of the participating trading unit.
In case of any clarification, the participating trading unit may contact the Central/Regional office of the Bank as under:
- Central Office, Mumbai – Director, Corporate Studies Division, Department of Statistics and Information Management, Reserve Bank of India, C8-6th floor, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai-400051, Phone – 022-26572472, 022-26578614.
- Delhi Regional Office – Director, Department of Statistics and Information Management, Reserve Bank of India, 6, Sansad Marg, New Delhi – 110001, Phone – 011-23716327.
- Chennai Regional Office – Director, Department of Statistics and Information Management, Reserve Bank of India, Fort Glacis, 16, Rajaji Salai, P.B. No. 40, Chennai – 600001, Phone – 044-25360946.
- Kolkata Regional Office – Director, Department of Statistics and Information Management, Reserve Bank of India, 15, Netaji Subhas Road, Kolkata – 700001, Phone – 033-23305195.