India Inflation Rate 2012-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The inflation rate in India was recorded at 3.78 percent in July of 2015. Inflation Rate in India averaged 8.33 percent from 2012 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 11.16 percent in November of 2013 and a record low of 3.78 percent in July of 2015. Inflation Rate in India is reported by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI), India.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.78 5.40 11.16 3.78 2012 - 2015 percent Monthly
2012=100
In 2013, the consumer price index replaced the wholesale price index (WPI) as a main measure of inflation. In India, the most important category in the consumer price index is Food and beverages (45.86 percent of total weight). Housing accounts for 10 percent; Transport and communication for 8.6 percent; Fuel and light for 6.84 percent; Clothing and footwear for 6.5 percent; Medical care for 5.9 percent and education for 4.5 percent. Consumer price changes in India can be very volatile due to dependence on energy imports, the uncertain impact of monsoon rains on its large farm sector, difficulties transporting food items to market because of its poor roads and infrastructure and high fiscal deficit. This page provides - India Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - India Inflation Rate - was last refreshed on Thursday, September 3, 2015.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-06-12 01:00 PM May 5.01% 4.87% 5.0% 5.0%
2015-07-13 01:00 PM Jun 5.4% 5.01% 5.1% 5.1%
2015-08-12 01:00 PM Jul 3.78% 5.4% 4.42% 4.63%
2015-09-14 01:00 PM Aug 3.78% 3.9%
2015-10-12 01:00 PM Sep 2.91%
2015-11-12 12:00 PM Oct 3.22%


Inflation Rate in India At Record Low in July


Consumer prices in India increased 3.8 percent year-on-year in July of 2015, down from 5.4 percent reported in May. It is the lowest figure on record as food cost rose at a slower pace.

Cost of food and beverages rose 2.89 percent in July following a 5.73 percent increase in June, provisional estimates showed. The food alone index grew only 2.15 percent, decelerating from a 5.5 percent rise in June. Cost of vegetables decreased 7.9 percent (+5.37 percent in June) and prices of sugar and confectionery went down 12.3 percent. The biggest price increases were reported for pulses (22.9 percent vs 22.2 percent in June), spices (9.1 percent vs 9.7 percent in June) and prepared meal and snacks (7.7 percent vs 7.84 percent in June).

Cost of fuel and light rose 5.36 percent (5.92 percent in June); prices of clothing and footwear went up 5.9 percent (3.34 percent in June) and housing cost rose 4.44 percent (4.48 percent in June). 

The corresponding provisional inflation rates for rural and urban areas for June of 2015 are 4.44 percent and 2.94 percent.

Anna Fedec | anna@tradingeconomics.com
8/12/2015 1:41:28 PM


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India Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.78 5.40 11.16 3.78 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 123.70 123.00 123.70 86.81 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 117.80 114.40 171.30 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 177.50 178.60 185.90 97.50 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -1.47 -2.40 34.68 -11.31 percent [+]
Export Prices 312.00 284.00 312.00 100.00 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 518.00 459.00 518.00 100.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.15 5.48 14.72 2.15 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.60 1.15 1.77 -1.00 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.50 Jun/15 1.30 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 9.56 Jul/15 8.89 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.30 Jul/15 1.00 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.60 Jul/15 1.40 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.20 Aug/15 0.20 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.20 Jul/15 0.30 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.20 Aug/15 0.20 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 3.78 Jul/15 5.40 11.16 3.78 percent [+]
Indonesia 7.18 Aug/15 7.26 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy 0.20 Aug/15 0.20 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 0.20 Jul/15 0.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 2.74 Jul/15 2.87 179.73 2.74 percent [+]
Netherlands 1.00 Jul/15 1.00 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 15.60 Jul/15 15.30 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.70 Aug/15 0.70 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.40 Aug/15 0.10 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -1.30 Jul/15 -1.00 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.14 Aug/15 6.81 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.10 Jul/15 0.00 8.50 -0.10 percent [+]
United States 0.20 Jul/15 0.10 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]