Consumer Price Index (CPI): News

India's retail inflation eases to 5.1%, industrial production at 3.8%

Close on the heels of the General Election, India's consumer price index (CPI) or the retail inflation rate dropped to a three-month low of 5.1% in January.

12 Dec 2023


India's retail inflation reached 3-month high of 5.55% in November

India's retail inflation jumped to 5.55% in November, a significant increase from October's four-month low of 4.8%, as reported by the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation.

Retail inflation drops to 5-month low of 4.87% in October

India's retail inflation rate, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), dipped to a five-month low of 4.87% in October, according to the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.

09 Nov 2023


Falling pork prices push China back into deflation: Here's how

In October, China saw a 0.2% drop in consumer prices, indicating a return to deflation and highlighting the country's difficulties in boosting growth through domestic demand.

12 Oct 2023


Retail inflation in India drops to 5.02% in September

India's retail inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), has dropped to 5.02% in September, according to data shared by the National Statistics Office (NSO).

RBI maintains repo rate at 6.5%, FY24 GDP forecast unchanged 

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das announced on Friday that the central bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has decided unanimously to keep the key repo rate steady at 6.5%, in line with economists' predictions.

06 May 2022


Hindustan Unilever hikes product prices for second time within month

Indian consumers are likely to bear face an extra burden on their pockets as the country's FMCG giant Hindustan Unilever (HUL) raised product prices by up to 15% across categories, CNBC-TV18 reported on Friday.

India's retail inflation dips marginally to 6.69% in August

India's retail inflation stood at 6.69% in August, according to data released by the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI) on Monday.

13 Jan 2020


Retail inflation recorded at 7.35% in December, highest in 5-years

India's retail inflation stood at 7.35% in December last year mainly due to the rise in vegetable prices, data released by the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI) revealed on Monday.

Retail inflation cools to 11-month low of 3.69% in August

Retail inflation cooled to an 11-month low of 3.69% in August mainly due to fall in prices of kitchen items, including fruits and vegetables, official data showed.

12 Jan 2018


Before budget, inflation at 5.2% and Industrial growth at 8.4%

Before FM Arun Jaitley presents his government's last full-fledged budget, two macroeconomic data indicators gave mixed signals for the economy.

12 Dec 2017


Retail inflation hit 4.88% in November; highest in 15 months

Breaching RBI's estimate of 4%, India's retail inflation, or Consumer Price Index (CPI), has reached 4.88% in November 2017- the highest in 15 months.

14 May 2017


CSO modifies base year for IIP, adds relevant items

The new base year for all-India Index of Industrial Production (IIP) has been revised from 2004-05 to 2011-12.

Inflation at a five year low

First time in five years, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) eased to the lowest point of 3.17 % in January 2017.