India Inflation Rate  2012-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in India went up 5.39 percent year-on-year in April of 2016, accelerating from a 4.83 percent rise in the previous month and higher than market expectations of 5 percent. Food inflation also reached a three-month high. Inflation Rate in India averaged 7.74 percent from 2012 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 11.16 percent in November of 2013 and a record low of 3.69 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
5.39 4.83 11.16 3.69 2012 - 2016 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. India Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-03-14 12:00 PM Feb 5.18% 5.69% 5.6% 5.63%
2016-04-12 12:00 PM Mar 4.83% 5.26% 5.0% 5.17%
2016-05-12 12:00 PM Apr 5.39% 4.83% 5% 5%
2016-06-13 12:00 PM May 5.39% 5.5%
2016-07-12 12:00 PM Jun 5.4%
2016-08-12 12:00 PM Jul 5.3%

India Inflation Rate Accelerates More than Expected


Consumer prices in India went up 5.39 percent year-on-year in April of 2016, accelerating from a 4.83 percent rise in the previous month and higher than market expectations of 5 percent. Food inflation also reached a three-month high.

Year-on-year, cost of food and beverages rose 6.21 percent (5.27 percent in March), provisional estimates showed. The food alone index accelerated to 6.32 percent compared to 5.21 percent in the previous month. The biggest rise came from pulses (up 34.13 percent from 34.15 percent in the previous month), followed by sugar (11.18 percent from 3.92 percent), spices (11.18 percent from 9.58 percent) and meat and fish (8.07 percent from 7.74 percent in the previous month). Prices of vegetables rose 4.82 percent (0.54 percent in the previous month) and fruits went up 1.66 percent, rebounding from a 1.1 percent decline. 

Cost of clothing and footwear went up 5.56 percent year-on-year (5.27 percent in March); fuel and light rose 3.03 percent (3.38 percent); and housing prices increased 5.37 percent (5.31 percent). 

The corresponding provisional inflation rates for rural and urban areas are 6.09 percent and 4.68 percent (5.79 percent and 3.98 percent respectively in March).

A year ago, the inflation rate was lower at 4.87 percent.

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
5/12/2016 1:51:45 PM

India Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 5.39 4.83 11.16 3.69 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 127.20 126.00 127.20 86.81 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 119.50 118.30 146.50 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 177.00 174.60 185.90 97.50 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 0.71 -0.85 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 6.32 5.20 14.72 2.15 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 112.00 110.90 113.10 103.20 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.95 0.08 1.77 -1.00 percent [+]




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