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

India's annual inflation rate rose to a three-month high of 4.58 percent in April 2018 from 4.28 percent in the previous month, and above market expectations of 4.42 percent. Prices of housing and clothing & footwear rose at a faster pace while food inflation was almost unchanged. Inflation Rate in India averaged 6.60 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 April Inflation Rate Above Expectations


India's annual inflation rate rose to a three-month high of 4.58 percent in April 2018 from 4.28 percent in the previous month, and above market expectations of 4.42 percent.

Prices rose at a faster pace for: housing (8.50 percent vs 8.31 percent in March); clothing and footwear (5.11 percent vs 4.91 percent); pan, tobacco and intoxicants (7.91 percent vs 7.79 percent); and miscellaneous (4.96 percent vs 4.16 percent).

Meanwhile, food and beverages inflation was nearly flat at 3.00 percent (vs 3.01 percent in March), with the food index alone rising 2.80 percent (vs 2.81 percent in March). Upward pressure came from: fruits (9.65 percent vs 5.78 percent); vegetables (7.29 percent vs 11.70 percent); eggs (6.26 percent vs 7.47 percent); prepared meals, snacks, sweets etc. (4.85 percent vs 4.44 percent); meat and fish (3.59 percent vs 3.17 percent); milk and products (3.21 percent vs 3.52 percent); oils and fats (2.11 percent vs 1.85 percent); non-alcoholic beverages (1.73 percent vs 1.42 percent); and spices (1.25 percent vs -0.07 percent). On the other hand, prices fell for both pulses and products (-12.35 percent vs -13.41 percent) and sugar and confectionery (-4.05 percent vs -1.61 percent). In addition, fuel and light inflation softened to 5.24 percent in April from 5.73 percent in the previous month.

The corresponding provisional inflation rates for rural and urban areas were 4.67 percent and 4.42 percent, compared with March's figures of 4.44 percent and 4.12 percent respectively.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.44 percent in April, after a 0.07 percent gain in March.


Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
5/14/2018 1:33:01 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-12 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.44% 5.07% 4.8% 5%
2018-04-12 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.28% 4.44% 4.2% 4.4%
2018-05-14 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.58% 4.28% 4.42% 4.5%
2018-06-12 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.58% 4.3%
2018-07-12 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.6%
2018-08-14 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.9%


India Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 4.58 4.28 12.17 1.54 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 137.10 136.50 137.60 86.81 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 128.80 125.10 146.50 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 116.80 116.00 117.20 62.44 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 3.18 2.47 34.68 -11.31 percent [+]
Export Prices 372.00 372.00 372.00 100.00 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 523.00 518.00 523.00 100.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.80 2.81 14.72 -2.12 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.44 0.07 2.25 -1.55 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 142.90 142.00 142.90 100.30 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 121.90 121.00 121.90 103.20 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), of which Cereals and products (9.67 percent), Milk and products (6.61 percent), Vegetables (6.04 percent), Prepared meals, snacks, sweets, etc. (5.55 percent), Meat and fish (3.61 percent), and Oils and fats (3.56 percent). Miscellaneous accounts for 28.32 percent, of which Transport and communication (8.59 percent), health (5.89 percent), and education (4.46 percent). Housing accounts for 10.07 percent; Fuel and light for 6.84 percent; Clothing and footwear for 6.53 percent; and Pan, tobacco and intoxicants for 2.38 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 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.58 4.28 12.17 1.54 2012 - 2018 percent Monthly
2012=100




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.90 Mar/18
Brazil 2.76 Apr/18
Canada 2.20 Apr/18
China 1.80 Apr/18
Euro Area 1.20 Apr/18
France 1.60 Apr/18
Germany 1.60 Apr/18
India 4.58 Apr/18
Indonesia 3.41 Apr/18
Italy 0.50 Apr/18
Japan 0.60 Apr/18
Mexico 4.55 Apr/18
Netherlands 0.90 Apr/18
Russia 2.40 Apr/18
South Korea 1.60 Apr/18
Spain 1.10 Apr/18
Switzerland 0.80 Apr/18
Turkey 10.85 Apr/18
United Kingdom 2.40 Apr/18
United States 2.50 Apr/18


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