RBI launches Order Books, Inventories and Capacity Utilization Survey: July-September 2011
October, 19th 2011
The Reserve Bank of India has launched the Fifteenth round of its Order Books, Inventories and Capacity Utilization Survey (OBICUS). The survey is for the reference period July September 2011.
The Reserve Bank has been conducting Order Books, Inventories and Capacity Utilization Survey (OBICUS) of the manufacturing sector regularly on a quarterly basis. The survey seeks, through a survey schedule, quantitative information on order books, inventories and capacity utilization, such as, pending order books, backlog order books, total inventories, finished goods inventories, work in progress inventories, installed capacity, quantity produced, capacity utilization, value of production, etc., from companies involved in manufacturing activities. The information on installed capacity, quantity produced, value of production, etc., are used for calculating the capacity utilization at industry as well as at an all India level. The survey has been providing a significant input to the Reserve Bank in monetary policy formulation.
M/s Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy Pvt. Ltd. (CMIE), Mumbai, has been mandated to conduct the survey for this quarter on behalf of the Reserve Bank of India. The major manufacturing companies will be approached by the agency during the quarter. Other manufacturing companies that are not approached by the agency can also participate in this survey round by downloading the survey schedule from the Reserve Banks website www.rbi.org.in. The survey schedule is placed under the Forms and subhead Survey. The duly authenticated filled-in survey schedule may be e-mailed or faxed to the agency as per contact details provided in survey schedule.
In case of any query/clarification, kindly contact at the following address:
The Director, Division of Enterprise Surveys, Department of Statistics and Information Management, Reserve Bank of India, C-8, 2nd floor, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai-400051, Phone-022-26578275, 022-26578235; Fax- 022-26571555, E-mail.