RBI launches the March 2016 Round of Inflation Expectations Survey of Households
February, 27th 2016
The Reserve Bank of India has launched the next round of Inflation Expectations Survey of Households for March 2016. The round is being launched in 19 cities, namely, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi and Thiruvananthapuram.
M/s Hansa Research Group Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai has been engaged to conduct this round of the survey on behalf of the Reserve Bank of India. The agency will approach households in the selected cities for this purpose. The Reserve Bank has requested selected households to provide their response to this agency. Other individuals who are not approached by the agency can also participate in this survey by providing their responses using linked survey schedule (Forms-Survey). The filled in survey schedule as well as query/clarification may be sent to:
The Director, Division of Household Surveys, Department of Statistics and Information Management, Reserve Bank of India, C-8, 6th Floor, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai-400051; Phone: 022-26578398, 022-26578332, Fax: 022-26571327; These can be emailed to (Please click here to send email).
The Reserve Bank has been conducting Inflation Expectations Survey since September 2005. The survey seeks qualitative responses from households on price changes (general prices as well as prices of specific product groups) in the next three months as well as in the next one year and quantitative responses on current, three-month ahead and one-year ahead inflation rates. The results of this survey provide useful policy information. Inflation expectations are subjective assessments of households covered in the survey and are based on households’ individual consumption baskets.