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

Indian consumer prices rose 4.28 percent year-on-year in March of 2018, following a 4.44 percent increase in February and compared with market expectations of 4.2 percent. It is the lowest inflation rate in five months amid a slowdown in food cost. Inflation Rate in India averaged 6.62 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 at 5-Month Low of 4.28%


Indian consumer prices rose 4.28 percent year-on-year in March of 2018, following a 4.44 percent increase in February and compared with market expectations of 4.2 percent. It is the lowest inflation rate in five months amid a slowdown in food cost.

Cost went up at a slower pace for food and beverages (3.01 percent from 3.38 percent in February). The food index alone rose 2.81 percent, below 3.26 percent in the previous month. Inflation eased for vegetables (11.7 percent from 17.57 percent) but went up for fruits (5.78 percent from 4.8 percent) and prices of pulses fell slightly less (-13.41 percent from -17.35 percent). Inflation was also lower for fuel and light (5.73 percent from 6.8 percent) and clothing and footwear (4.91 percent from 5 percent) but was slightly higher for housing (8.31 percent from 8.28 percent).

The corresponding provisional inflation rates for rural and urban areas are 4.44 percent and 4.12 percent (4.45 percent and 4.52 percent respectively in February).


Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
4/12/2018 12:24:51 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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 4.44% 5.07% 4.8% 5%
2018-04-12 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.28% 4.44% 4.2% 4.4%
2018-05-11 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.28% 4.5%
2018-06-12 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.3%
2018-07-12 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.6%


India Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 4.28 4.44 12.17 1.54 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 136.50 136.40 137.60 86.81 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 128.80 125.10 146.50 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 116.00 115.80 117.20 62.44 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 2.47 2.48 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 2.81 3.26 14.72 -2.12 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.07 -0.40 1.77 -1.00 percent [+]
CPI Transportation 121.00 120.20 121.00 103.20 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 April of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.28 4.44 12.17 1.54 2012 - 2018 percent Monthly
2012=100




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.90 Dec/17
Brazil 2.68 Mar/18
Canada 2.30 Mar/18
China 2.10 Mar/18
Euro Area 1.30 Mar/18
France 1.60 Mar/18
Germany 1.60 Mar/18
India 4.28 Mar/18
Indonesia 3.40 Mar/18
Italy 0.80 Mar/18
Japan 1.10 Mar/18
Mexico 5.04 Mar/18
Netherlands 1.00 Mar/18
Russia 2.40 Mar/18
South Korea 1.30 Mar/18
Spain 1.20 Mar/18
Switzerland 0.80 Mar/18
Turkey 10.23 Mar/18
United Kingdom 2.50 Mar/18
United States 2.40 Mar/18


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