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

The inflation rate in India was recorded at 5.01 percent in May of 2015. Inflation Rate in India averaged 8.51 percent from 2012 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 11.16 percent in November of 2013 and a record low of 4.38 percent in November of 2014. 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
5.01 4.87 11.16 4.38 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 Monday, July 6, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-04-13 01:00 PM Mar 5.17% 5.37% 5.5% 5.4%
2015-05-12 01:00 PM Apr 4.87% 5.25% (R) 4.9% 4.8%
2015-06-12 01:00 PM May 5.01% 4.87% 5.0% 5.0%
2015-07-13 01:00 PM Jun 5.01% 4.12%
2015-08-12 01:00 PM Jul 4.11%
2015-09-14 01:00 PM Aug 3.92%


India Consumer Inflation Rises to 5.01% in May


Consumer prices in India increased 5.01 percent year-on-year in May of 2015, compared to 4.87 percent in April. The figure matched market expectations as cost of transport rose and prices of fuel and light advanced at a faster pace.

Cost of fuel and light rose 5.96 percent year-on-year in May, up from 5.6 percent in April and tansport prices increased 0.63 percent, rebounding from a 0.9 percent fall in April. 

Cost of food and beverages rose 5.13 percent in May, following a 5.36 percent increase in April, provisional estimates showed. The food alone index rose 4.8 percent, slowing from a 5.11 percent rise in April. Cost of vegetables went up at a slower 4.64 percent (6.63 percent in the previous month) and fruit inflation eased to 3.84 percent (5.08 percent in the previous month). Cost of meat and fish increased 5.43 percent; milk went up 7.43 percent; snacks, prepared meals and sweets rose 7.89 percent and spices surged 8.82 percent. In contrast, price decreases were reported for sugar (-7.3 percent) and egg (-0.78 percent). 

In addition, prices of clothing and footwear grew 6.12 percent (6.15 percent in the previous month) while housing inflation slowed slightly to 4.64 percent (4.65 percent in the previous month). 

The corresponding provisional inflation rates for rural and urban areas for May of 2015 are 5.52 percent and 4.41 percent.

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
6/12/2015 2:14:04 PM


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India Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 5.01 4.87 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 121.60 120.70 121.60 86.81 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 117.80 114.40 171.30 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 177.70 176.00 185.90 97.50 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -2.36 -2.65 34.68 -11.31 percent [+]
Export Prices 312.00 312.00 312.00 100.00 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 518.00 518.00 518.00 100.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 4.80 5.11 14.72 3.14 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.75 0.42 1.77 -1.00 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.30 Mar/15 1.70 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 8.47 May/15 8.17 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 0.90 May/15 0.80 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.20 May/15 1.50 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.20 Jun/15 0.30 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.30 May/15 0.10 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.30 Jun/15 0.70 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.01 May/15 4.87 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 7.26 Jun/15 7.15 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy 0.10 Jun/15 0.10 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 0.50 May/15 0.60 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 2.88 May/15 3.06 179.73 2.88 percent [+]
Netherlands 1.10 May/15 0.60 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 15.80 May/15 16.40 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.70 Jun/15 0.50 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain 0.10 Jun/15 -0.20 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -1.20 May/15 -1.10 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.20 Jun/15 8.09 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.10 May/15 -0.10 8.50 -0.10 percent [+]
United States 0.00 May/15 -0.20 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]