Daily generation of e-way bills rise on-month in early September

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September 08, 2021 2:00 AM

The daily average e-way bills for the first five days of September were, however, marginally lower (1.4%) than the daily average of 21.26 lakh for the full month of August. The daily average was 19.5 lakh in the first eight days of August.

Thanks to easing of lockdowns, e-way bill generation by businesses rose to 6.59 crore in August from 6.42 crore in July and 5.5 crore in June.Thanks to easing of lockdowns, e-way bill generation by businesses rose to 6.59 crore in August from 6.42 crore in July and 5.5 crore in June.

Daily e-way bill generation for goods transportation under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) system came in at 20.97 lakh in the first five days of September, 7.5% higher than the daily average for the first eight days of August, indicating continued momentum in economic recovery.

The daily average e-way bills for the first five days of September were, however, marginally lower (1.4%) than the daily average of 21.26 lakh for the full month of August. The daily average was 19.5 lakh in the first eight days of August.

Going by the recent weekly trends, the daily average is expected to pick up further for September when data for the full month is captured. Between September 1 and 5, as many as 1.05 crore e-way bills were generated.

Thanks to easing of lockdowns, e-way bill generation by businesses rose to 6.59 crore in August from 6.42 crore in July and 5.5 crore in June.

The gross GST collections came in at Rs 1.12 lakh crore in August (largely July transactions), up 30% on year but down 3.8% on month, signalling an ongoing economic recovery but suggesting that activities aren’t picking up evenly across sectors. GST collections, after posting above Rs 1-lakh-crore mark for eight months in a row, had dropped below Rs 1 lakh crore in June 2021 due to the second wave of Covid-19.

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