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  • Vinay Nair

How to track Indian Economy? using 16 High Frequency Indicators

Updated: Oct 14, 2019

Just as a doctor checks the vitals of a patient before arriving at a diagnosis, economists analyse the state of an economy by putting it through sixteen High-Frequency Indicators of Economic Activity (IEA), and comparing the statistics accordingly.

One may wonder: how do the economists arrive at these figures in the first place? No matter how laden with jargon these indicators may initially seem, the matter at the heart of it all is actually rather simple, with each indicator measuring a crucial aspect of our economy.

The following are the four main categories that we use to sound out Indian economic health:

  • Consumer Economy

  • Industrial Sectors

  • External Sector

  • Ease of Living