Understanding HCES: Household Consumption Expenditure Surveys Explained

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The National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI), has been regularly conducting Household Consumption Expenditure surveys (HCES) since its establishment in 1950. Recently, the NSSO conducted the HCES from August 2022 to July 2023. This survey generates estimates of household Monthly Per Capita Consumption Expenditure (MPCE) and its distribution across rural and urban sectors, States and Union Territories, and different socio-economic groups. The factsheet of HCES 2022-23 was released on 24th February 2024, and detailed survey results and unit-level data were published on 7th June 2024.

In light of the above, a one-day data user conference on the HCES 2022-23 to enhance MoSPI’s interaction and engagement with data users/stakeholders for feedback, is being organized by NSSO, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI) tomorrow i.e. 19th June 2024 at New Delhi. In the conference, various key concepts, definitions, key results, unit level data, using multipliers and the data quality of the HCES will be presented followed by an open discussion to address questions and share insights.

Dr. Bibek Debroy, Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM), will grace the event as the Chief Guest. The conference will also be attended by other high dignitaries, including Chairman and the members of the National Statistical Commission (NSC), Steering Committee of National Sample Survey (NSS), Standing Committee on Statistics (SCoS), officers of MoSPI and other Central Ministries/Departments, officials from various international organizations, professors and research scholars from well-known institutes. You may join the conference on YouTube using below link.

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