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Date: 15/09/2018
RBI releases Handbook of Statistics on the Indian Economy 2017-18

Today, the Reserve Bank of India released its annual publication titled “Handbook of Statistics (HBS) on the Indian Economy 2017-18”. This publication, the twentieth in the series, disseminates time series data on various economic and financial indicators relating to the Indian economy. The current volume contains 242 statistical tables covering national income aggregates, output, prices, money, banking, financial markets, public finances, foreign trade and balance of payments and select socio-economic indicators. Notably, data on flow of resources to commercial sector have been incorporated in this volume.

Longer time-series are also available on our online portal "Database on Indian Economy (DBIE)”, the RBI’s Data Warehouse (, where all data series are updated on a real time basis.

Feedback/ comments on the HBS are welcome and may kindly be addressed to the Director, Data Management and Dissemination Division, Department of Statistics and Information Management, Reserve Bank of India, C-9, 3rd Floor, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai 400 051 or through e-mail / feedback button available on DBIE site.

Orders for the purchase of this publication may be placed with the Chief General Manager, Sales and Distribution Division, Department of Corporate Service, Reserve Bank of India, Amar Building, Ground Floor, P. M. Road, Mumbai-400 001 on payment through demand draft or cheque drawn in favour of the Reserve Bank of India, payable at Mumbai only. The electronic form of the current and the preceding issues of the publication can also be downloaded free of cost from the Reserve Bank’s website (

Jose J. Kattoor
Chief General Manager

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