RBI releases June ’18 issue of monthly bulletin


The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday released the June 2018 issue of its monthly bulletin.

The latest bulletin includes the key highlights of recently– released second bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement for the Year 2018-19,  speeches by top officials, an article on ‘Performance of Private Corporate Business Sector: 2016-17 to Q3:2017-18’ and other relevant industry statistics.

As per the official communiqué released by the Central Bank, this article reviews the performance of the private (non-financial) business sector on the basis of financial statements furnished by the listed non-government non-financial companies.

The other industry-related developments as noted in the latest RBI bulletin include:

– A turnaround in sales growth of the corporate sector took hold in 2016-17 and has extended into the current year so far.

– The cost of raw materials of the manufacturing sector continued to rise at a fast pace and showed no sign of easing till Q3:2017-18.

– Low capacity utilisation in the manufacturing sector led to significant deleveraging as well as lower investments in fixed assets, with companies preferring investments in financial and liquid assets during 2016-17.

– A stark contrast was observed in the performance of heavily indebted companies in the manufacturing vis-a-vis the rest of the sample.


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