Metro trains parked at a yard as Metro services are suspended following the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: ANI
Business Standard tracks weekly indicators to get an updated picture of economic activity in the country. Other indicators, like gross domestic product (GDP) or trade data, appear with a lag and they often capture only monthly or quarterly figures. Higher-frequency indicators show what’s happening on the ground as the country struggles with lockdowns to control the coronavirus. These indicators include internet speeds, power generation numbers, pollution, Google
data on mobility, and freight
numbers. Most indicators are for the week ending either Saturday or Sunday. Others, like Google’s mobility report and internet speed data, appear with a lag.