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Date : Jan 30, 2020
Quarterly Industrial Outlook Survey (IOS): January-March 2020 (Round 89)

The Reserve Bank of India has launched the 89th round of the quarterly Industrial Outlook Survey (IOS) of the Indian manufacturing sector for the reference period January-March 2020 (Q4:2019-20). The survey assesses business sentiment for the current quarter and expectations for the ensuing quarter, based on qualitative responses on a set of indicators pertaining to demand conditions, financial conditions, employment conditions and the price situation. The survey provides useful insight into the performance of the manufacturing sector.

A detailed article presenting quarterly results for 2017-18 was published in the January 2019 issue of the Bank’s Bulletin and the results for the last round i.e., for Q2:2019-20 was published on October 04, 2019.

M/s Hansa Research Group Private Limited has been authorised to conduct the survey for January-March, 2020 on behalf of the Bank. While selected manufacturing companies will be approached by this agency, other manufacturing companies, who are not approached, may also participate in this survey by downloading the survey schedule from the Bank’s website The survey schedule is placed under the head ‘Forms’ (available in the ‘More Links’ at the bottom of the home page) and sub-head ‘Survey’. The duly authenticated filled-in survey schedule may be e-mailed or faxed as per contact details given in the survey schedule.

Identity of the respondents is not revealed.

In case of any query/clarification, kindly contact us 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: 022-26578386, Please click here to send email.

Ajit Prasad

Press Release : 2019-2020/1824