All-India Household Consumer Expenditure Survey

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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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