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Continued Momentum In Industrial Production, Slight Up-tick In Consumer Inflation Expected

Thursday, December 10, 2015
By A Business Reporter

IIP for October is expected to be released tomorrow, CPI and WPI for November on Monday

The next one week is expected to be economic data heavy, industrial production growth for October is estimated to rise to 5.8%, the second best month in FY16 while consumer price inflation for November is estimated at 5.2%, the highest in five months and wholesale price inflation is seen at -2.5%, the highest in five months, says India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra).

Ind-Ra believes that after the index of industrial production (IIP) attained its best growth since the last 17 quarters in 2QFY16, IIP will expand further in October 2015. Ind-Ra forecasts October 2015 IIP growth to be 5.8% (September 2015: 3.6%). At this level it will be the second best monthly IIP growth in FY16 till now (August 2015: 6.3%). The growth momentum is likely to benefit from the base effect (October 2014 IIP contracted by 2.7% and consumer durables output contracted by a whopping 35.2%) and continued inventory build-up in view of festive season.

The drivers of IIP in October is likely to be strong performance of the electricity sector (8.8%), consumer durables and robust capital goods output is expected to strengthen IIP growth. The budding investment recovery (as witnessed in 2QFY16 GDP growth) is likely to continue and would support capital goods production. However, mining sector performance is likely to remain a drag (April- September FY16:1.5%). The eight core sector (38% weightage on IIP) for October grew by 3.18% which was unchanged compared to the previous month due to fall in steel, natural gas and crude oil output. Ind-Ra believes that industrial recovery is still in its early stages and a full blown recovery would require more policy support.

On the price index side, Ind-Ra believes that inflation has been bottoming out. The consumer and wholesale price index based inflation has been inching up since August 2015 and September 2015 respectively. Ind-Ra expects this trend to continue in November as well and forecasts CPI inflation to be 5.2% (October 2015: 5%) and deflation in WPI to come down further to 2.5% (October 2015: 3.8%).

November is likely to be the 13th consecutive month in which Wholesale Price Index (WPI) inflation remains negative. The lower WPI deflation in November is likely to be due to the continued decline in fuel group deflation. Ind-Ra expects the WPI deflation to turn into inflation by early 2016, but will remain benign in the near term.

Consumer price inflation is likely to rise for the third consecutive month. Inflation in pulses and products has shown no respite and is likely to remain elevated in November too (June-October 2015: 28.6%). Although a higher acreage under pulses this fiscal is likely to ease their prices post kharif harvest, Ind-Ra feels it will still be insufficient to contain the spiralling pulse prices. Ind-Ra expects CPI inflation to witness pressure during the remaining months of this calendar year; it will however remain within the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) revised target of 5.8% for January 2016.

Credit growth improves marginally to 9.8% YoY
As per RBI data, credit growth for the fortnight ended 27 November increased marginally to 9.8% YoY while deposit growth was stable at 10.4% YoY. Investment growth rose to 11.7% YoY, while SLR was steady at 27.4%. Credit growth has been weak over the last few months due to low corporate demand and a lack of fresh investments. Says Religare Research “We do not see material improvement ahead and forecast growth of 10% YoY for FY16.”

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