India Inflation Rate  2012-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in India increased 3.41 percent year-on-year in December of 2016, following a 3.63 percent rise in November and below market expectations of 3.57 percent. It is the lowest inflation rate since November of 2014 as food prices cooled. The slowdown in inflation intensified in the last two months of 2016 after a demonetization campaign slumped currency in circulation, hurting consumption. Inflation Rate in India averaged 7.38 percent from 2012 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 12.17 percent in November of 2013 and a record low of 3.27 percent in November of 2014.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-11-15 12:00 PM Oct 4.2% 4.39% 4.2% 4.3%
2016-12-13 12:00 PM Nov 3.63% 4.2% 3.9% 3.7%
2017-01-12 12:00 PM Dec 3.41% 3.63% 3.57% 3.4%
2017-02-13 12:00 PM Jan 3.41% 3.37%
2017-03-13 12:00 PM Feb 3.14%
2017-04-12 12:00 PM Mar 3%




India Inflation Rate Lowest Since November 2014


Consumer prices in India increased 3.41 percent year-on-year in December of 2016, following a 3.63 percent rise in November and below market expectations of 3.57 percent. It is the lowest inflation rate since November of 2014 as food prices cooled. The slowdown in inflation intensified in the last two months of 2016 after a demonetization campaign slumped currency in circulation, hurting consumption.

Year-on-year, cost of food and beverages rose 1.98 percent (2.56 percent in November), provisional estimates showed. The food index alone increased by 1.37 percent compared to 2.11 percent in the previous month. Prices increased less for sugar (+21.06 percent from +22.4 percent in November) and fell for pulses (-1.57 percent from +0.23 percent) and vegetables (-14.59 percent from -10.29 percent) while cost of fruit rose slightly more (4.74 percent from 4.6 percent). 

Inflation also eased for clothing and footwear (4.88 percent from 4.98 percent) and housing (4.98 percent from 5.04 percent) but accelerated for fuel and light (3.77 percent from 2.8 percent). 

The corresponding provisional inflation rates for rural and urban areas are 3.83 percent and 2.9 percent (4.13 percent and 3.13 percent respectively in November).

A year ago, the inflation rate was higher at 5.61 percent.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.61 percent.

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
1/12/2017 12:40:44 PM



India Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.41 3.63 12.17 3.27 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 130.40 131.20 131.40 86.81 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 119.50 118.30 146.50 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 182.80 183.10 185.90 97.50 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 3.39 3.15 34.68 -11.31 percent [+]
Export Prices 300.00 312.00 312.00 100.00 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 518.00 518.00 518.00 100.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.37 2.11 14.72 1.37 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 116.00 115.70 116.00 103.20 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.61 -0.15 1.77 -1.00 percent [+]



India Inflation Rate Notes

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. India Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.41 3.63 12.17 3.27 2012 - 2016 percent Monthly
2012=100



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