5 Best sources of Macroeconomic Data

  • By Peeyush Chitlangia
    Peeyush Chitlangia

    Peeyush Chitlangia is the founder of FinShiksha. An Alumnus of IIM Calcutta & MNIT Jaipur, Peeyush has been in the financial services industry for the last 14 years & has extensive exposure to Equity Research & Financial Modeling. With more than 50,000 man hours of teaching experience, he has trained nearly 15000 participants across organizations.

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Where can I get Macroeconomic data around India? This is a question that troubles a lot of us. So we thought of listing down some of these sources.

Following are some of the best sources for Macroeconomic Data on India. In a separate post we will share details about where can we find Global Macroeconomic data.

  1. RBI Website – rbi.org.in – Central Bank websites usually give a lot of data. This is true for most major economies. RBI also publishes data along with many publications as well. Two resources here –
    – Database on Indian Economy – https://dbie.rbi.org.in
    – RBI Publications – https://www.rbi.org.in/Scripts/Publications.aspx . Within the publications, RBI releases a Monthly Bulletin. This is a good source of quick information on the Economic Environment.
  2. Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation – We get the GDP, IIP, CPI etc releases on this website – http://mospi.nic.in. The document listed here are useful in understanding how these numbers are collated and reported.
  3. Department of Economic Affairs – This website releases a Monthly Economic Report – https://dea.gov.in/monthly-economic-report-table. This is another good resource for a quick understanding of macro data around India.
  4. India Budget Detailshttps://www.indiabudget.gov.in/ . All details about the Union Budget are available here. This gives reports on the governments earnings and expenditure profile.
  5. Finance Ministry Websitehttps://finmin.nic.in – This website lists general data around the economy.

In addition – you also get good macro update from the Fact Sheets of a lot of Mutual Funds, and this is also released on a monthly basis.

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