India Inflation Rate  2012-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in India increased 5.07 percent year-on-year in January of 2018, below a 17 month high of 5.21 percent in December and market expectations of 5.14 percent. The inflation remained above 4.8 percent for the third month, the level not seen since July of 2016. Inflation Rate in India averaged 6.68 percent from 2012 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 12.17 percent in November of 2013 and a record low of 1.54 percent in June of 2017.

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India Inflation Rate Slows More than Anticipated


Consumer prices in India increased 5.07 percent year-on-year in January of 2018, below a 17 month high of 5.21 percent in December and market expectations of 5.14 percent. Still, the inflation remained above 4.8 percent for the third month, the level not seen since July of 2016 and above 4 percent medium-term target of the Reserve Bank of India.

Cost went up at a slower pace for food and beverages (4.58 percent from 4.85 percent in December). The food index alone rose 4.7 percent, below 4.96 percent in the previous month. Inflation eased for vegetables (26.97 percent from 29.13 percent) and fruits (6.24 percent from 6.63 percent) while prices of pulses fell slightly less (-20.19 percent from -23.47 percent). Inflation was also slightly lower for fuel and light (7.73 percent from 7.9 percent).

On the other hand, prices went up faster for housing (8.33 percent from 8.23 percent) and clothing and footwear (4.94 percent from 4.8 percent).

The corresponding provisional inflation rates for rural and urban areas are 5.21 percent and 4.93 percent (5.27 percent and 5.09 percent respectively in December).


Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
2/12/2018 2:11:25 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-12-12 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.88% 3.58% 4.20% 4%
2018-01-12 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 5.21% 4.88% 5.1% 5%
2018-02-12 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 5.07% 5.21% 5.14% 5.17%
2018-03-12 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 5.07% 5%
2018-04-12 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 5%
2018-05-12 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 5.10%


India Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 5.07 5.21 12.17 1.54 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 136.90 137.20 137.60 86.81 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 124.60 120.20 146.50 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 115.80 115.70 117.20 62.44 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 2.84 3.58 34.68 -11.31 percent [+]
Export Prices 372.00 300.00 372.00 100.00 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 518.00 518.00 518.00 100.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 4.70 4.96 14.72 -2.12 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.22 -0.30 1.77 -1.00 percent [+]
CPI Transportation 119.30 118.50 119.30 103.20 Index Points [+]


India Inflation Rate

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 February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.07 5.21 12.17 1.54 2012 - 2018 percent Monthly
2012=100




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.90 Dec/17
Brazil 2.86 Jan/18
Canada 1.90 Dec/17
China 1.50 Jan/18
Euro Area 1.30 Jan/18
France 1.40 Jan/18
Germany 1.60 Jan/18
India 5.07 Jan/18
Indonesia 3.25 Jan/18
Italy 0.80 Jan/18
Japan 1.00 Dec/17
Mexico 5.55 Jan/18
Netherlands 1.50 Jan/18
Russia 2.20 Jan/18
South Korea 1.00 Jan/18
Spain 0.60 Jan/18
Switzerland 0.70 Jan/18
Turkey 10.35 Jan/18
United Kingdom 3.00 Jan/18
United States 2.10 Jan/18


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