Surge in e-way bill generation reflects improved business activity

by Nidhi Bhati

The uptick of e-way bills generated during 18-25 May 2020 clearly shows green shoots of goods movement and economic activity, reported Financial Express. The average number of e-way bills generated per day on the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) portal rose to 940,000 during the period as compared with 820,000 and 600,000, respectively, for the two preceding weeks. Since April 2020 was a complete lockdown, e-way bills generated on GSTN plunged to less than 300,000 per day. Experts are of the view that with resumption of domestic flights this week, the associated activities are expected to give a further boost to e-way bill generation. However, they cautioned experts warned that the paucity of labour in economic hubs due to migrants travelling back to home states through this month could dampen the pace of recovery.

References
1. https://www.financialexpress.com/economy/business-picking-up-gst-compliance-rise-to-half-of-usual-level/1971412/
CMIE STATISTICS
Unemployment Rate
Per cent
9.1 -0.0
Consumer Sentiments Index
Base September-December 2015
42.7 0.0
Consumer Expectations Index
Base September-December 2015
44.9 +0.7
Current Economic Conditions Index
Base September-December 2015
39.4 -1.1
Quarterly CapEx Aggregates
(Rs.trillion) Sep 19 Dec 19 Mar 20 Jun 20
New projects 3.12 5.15 3.39 0.57
Completed projects 0.85 1.65 1.70 0.17
Stalled projects 0.41 0.61 0.77 0.11
Revived projects 0.43 0.83 0.42 0.53
Implementation stalled projects 0.90 0.15 9.30 0.07
Updated on: 10 Jul 2020 9:28AM
Quarterly Financials of Listed Companies
(% change) Jun 19 Sep 19 Dec 19 Mar 20
All listed Companies
 Income 4.6 -2.3 -1.7 -4.0
 Expenses 2.7 -3.1 -2.2 -0.9
 Net profit 17.5 -1.3 -11.1 -43.0
 PAT margin (%) 6.2 5.3 5.1 3.1
 Count of Cos. 4,486 4,445 4,407 2,650
Non-financial Companies
 Income 2.4 -6.3 -5.5 -8.1
 Expenses 1.6 -6.7 -6.4 -4.0
 Net profit -7.5 -13.5 -14.1 -46.0
 PAT margin (%) 6.3 5.8 5.7 4.2
 Net fixed assets 10.4 13.8
 Current assets 5.0 2.8
 Current liabilities 5.0 3.8
 Borrowings 8.4 14.9
 Reserves & surplus 6.0 4.3
 Count of Cos. 3,361 3,335 3,301 2,044
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 10 Jul 2020 9:28AM
Annual Financials of All Companies
(% change) FY18 FY19 FY20
All Companies
 Income 8.3 13.2 4.3
 Expenses 9.8 13.4 2.8
 Net profit -39.9 20.7 15.0
 PAT margin (%) 2.0 2.4 10.3
 Assets 10.9 9.2 11.8
 Net worth 7.5 8.5 6.5
 RONW (%) 3.5 4.4 11.7
 Count of Cos. 26,220 24,732 364
Non-financial Companies
 Income 8.5 13.6 0.1
 Expenses 8.6 13.8 -1.2
 Net profit -8.7 23.5 4.6
 PAT margin (%) 2.8 3.2 12.7
 Net fixed assets 7.1 4.9 30.4
 Net worth 6.1 8.4 3.6
 RONW (%) 5.7 7.0 15.3
 Debt / Equity (times) 1.0 0.9 0.5
 Interest cover (times) 2.1 2.4 6.3
 Net working capital cycle (days) 77 69 -13
 Count of Cos. 21,415 20,146 258
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 09 Jul 2020 7:12PM