All-India Household Consumer Expenditure Survey
The All India Household Consumer Expenditure Survey, which is usually conducted every five years by the National Statistical Office (NSO), is set to resume this year after a long gap.
What is the Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES)?
CES is traditionally a five-year survey conducted by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) of the government.
It is designed to collect information about consumer spending patterns of households across the country at the urban and rural levels.
This survey is usually conducted between July and June and this year the survey is expected to be completed by June 2023.
Usefulness of Survey
The data collected in this survey reveals the average expenditure on goods (food and non-food) and services.
It helps in estimating the household monthly per capita consumer expenditure (MPCE) as well as the distribution of households and individuals on the MPCE classes.
It is used to estimate poverty levels in different parts of the country and to review economic indicators such as GDP since 2011-12.
There is no official estimate of India's per capita household expenditure.
It provides separate data sets for rural and urban parts, and different spending patterns for each state and union territory as well as for different socio-economic groups.
This survey was last conducted in 2017-2018.
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