Pune: The Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA) Pune survey conducted in April has revealed that production levels of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) in Pune region have sharply gone down by 14 per cent (83 per cent to 69 per cent). Over 150 organisations participated in this survey from Pune District.
Last month, for the first time since April 2020 when the month on month recovery had started, the production levels especially of micro and small firms had fallen by about 2 per cent (from 85 per cent to 83 per cent), the MCCIA 12th survey had revealed.
Findings of the MCCIA Pune 13th Survey conducted in April 2021
Current level of Production: On an average, the surveyed companies said that their current level of production has decreased from 83 per cent in March to 69 per cent in April.
Employees Working: On an average, the surveyed companies said that the number of employees working has decreased from 86 per cent in March to 70 per cent in April.
Future expectations: The surveyed companies were also asked about when their production levels were expected to be the same as they were pre-pandemic. 24 per cent of the companies said their production was already at pre-COVID levels. 19 per cent of the respondents now said that they expect their production levels to go back to the pre-Covid levels in less than 3 months. 35 per cent of the respondents said they expect it to take between 3 to 6 months and 22 per cent said it would take more than 6 months.
Profile of respondents: The distribution of organisations surveyed from micro, small, medium and large scale organisations was 14 per cent, 34 per cent, 21 per cent. 66 per cent of the organisations surveyed were from the manufacturing sector, 14 per cent from the services sector and the rest were involved in both manufacturing and services.