Finance Minister launches India's First MSE Sentiment Index

Posted by Daily Shipping Times on 06-02-2018        Tweet

By capturing the sentiment of exporters and importers, it will also offer actionable indicators on foreign trade

NEW DELHI: The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Shri Arun Jaitley launched CriSidEx , India’s first sentiment index for micro and small enterprises ( MSEs) developed jointly by CRISIL & SIDBI here.

CriSidEx is a composite index based on a diffusion index of 8 parameters and measures MSE business sentiment on a scale of 0 (extremely negative) to 200 (extremely positive).

The parametric feedback was captured through a survey of 1100 MSEs in November –December.

CriSidEx will have 2 indices , one for the ‘survey quarter’ and another for the ‘next quarter’ once a trend emerges after few rounds of the survey , providing independent time series data.

The crucial benefit of CriSidEx is that its readings will flag potential headwinds and changes in production cycles and thus help improve market efficiencies.  And by capturing the sentiment of exporters and importers , it will also offer actionable indicators on foreign trade.

Delivering his keynote address, the Finance Minister said that the health of MSME sector is extremely vital to the economy and with the number of steps taken by the Government in the past 2 years, there is increased integration of MSME sector into formal economy.