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

Consumer prices in India went up 6.07 percent year-on-year in July of 2016, accelerating for the fourth straight month and beating market expectations of 5.9 percent. It was the highest figure since August of 2014, as food cost rose further. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.77 percent. Inflation Rate in India averaged 7.64 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
6.07 5.77 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 August of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-06-13 12:00 PM May 5.76% 5.47% 5.52% 5.5%
2016-07-12 12:00 PM Jun 5.77% 5.76% 5.73% 5.94%
2016-08-12 12:00 PM Jul 6.07% 5.77% 5.9% 6%
2016-09-12 12:00 PM Aug 6.07% 6.1%
2016-10-12 12:00 PM Sep 6.2%
2016-11-14 12:00 PM Oct 6.2%

India Consumer Inflation Highest Since August 2014


Consumer prices in India went up 6.07 percent year-on-year in July of 2016, accelerating for the fourth straight month and beating market expectations of 5.9 percent. It was the highest figure since August of 2014, as food cost rose further.

Year-on-year, cost of food and beverages rose 7.96 percent (7.38 percent in June), provisional estimates showed. The food alone index accelerated to 8.35 percent compared to 7.79 percent in the previous month. The biggest rise came from pulses (up 27.53 percent from 26.86 percent in the previous month), followed by sugar (21.91 percent from 16.79 percent) and vegetables (14.06 percent from 14.74 percent). Prices of fruits went up 3.53 percent, from 2.64 percent in the previous month.

Cost of clothing and footwear increased 5.23 percent year-on-year (5.01 percent in June); fuel and light rose 2.75 percent (2.92 percent); and housing prices went up 5.42 percent (5.46 percent).

The corresponding provisional inflation rates for rural and urban areas are 6.66 percent and 5.39 percent (6.29 percent and 5.26 percent respectively in June).

A year ago, the inflation rate was lower at 3.69 percent.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.77 percent.

Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
8/12/2016 1:17:08 PM

India Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 6.07 5.77 11.16 3.69 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 131.10 130.10 131.10 86.81 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 119.50 118.30 146.50 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 183.90 182.00 185.90 97.50 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 3.55 1.62 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 8.35 7.79 14.72 2.15 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 113.90 114.20 114.20 103.20 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.77 1.17 1.77 -1.00 percent [+]




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