Inflation Rate

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Inflation based on wholesale prices rises to 2.93% in February

14 Mar 2019

Inflation based on wholesale prices rises to 2.93% in February

Inflation based on wholesale prices rose to 2.93% in February over the previous month, due to hardening of prices of primary articles, fuel and power, according to government data released today.

WPI-based inflation falls to 4.64% in November, a three-month low

14 Dec 2018

WPI-based inflation falls to 4.64% in November, a three-month low

Inflation based on wholesale prices fell to a three-month low of 4.64% in November, as prices of food articles, especially vegetables, softened.

RBI likely to keep interest rate unchanged on December 5

02 Dec 2018

RBI likely to keep interest rate unchanged on December 5

The Reserve Bank is likely to maintain status quo on interest rate in the upcoming monetary policy review on December 5 despite moderation in economic growth and easing inflation, suggested experts.

Consumer inflation falls to 3.31% in October, within RBI's target

12 Nov 2018

Consumer inflation falls to 3.31% in October, within RBI's target

In a good news for the economy, government data released on Monday revealed that consumer inflation for the month of October stood at 3.31%, below the expectations of both economists and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

WPI inflation drops to 4-month low of 4.53% in August

14 Sep 2018

WPI inflation drops to 4-month low of 4.53% in August

Inflation based on wholesale prices eased to a four-month low of 4.53% in August on softening of prices of food articles, especially vegetables.

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

12 Sep 2018

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.

No spike in inflation due to rising crude-prices: PM Modi

26 Jun 2018

No spike in inflation due to rising crude-prices: PM Modi

Addressing the third annual meeting of the Governors of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in Mumbai, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the rising crude prices have not resulted in a spike in inflation.

WPI inflation hits 14-month-high of 4.43% on costlier fuel, vegetables

14 Jun 2018

WPI inflation hits 14-month-high of 4.43% on costlier fuel, vegetables

Inflation based on wholesale prices shot up to a 14-month high of 4.43% in May on increasing prices of petrol and diesel as well as vegetables.

RBI likely to hike rates again due to inflation: Analysts

13 Jun 2018

RBI likely to hike rates again due to inflation: Analysts

Headline inflation surging to a four-month high of 4.87% in May is likely to force the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to hike rates once again in its August monetary policy review, analysts said.

Wholesale price inflation eases to 7-month low of 2.48%

14 Mar 2018

Wholesale price inflation eases to 7-month low of 2.48%

Lower inflation in food and fuel took India's wholesale inflation in February to 2.48%, a seven-month low.

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

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.

WPI inflation touches 8-month high of 3.93%

14 Dec 2017

WPI inflation touches 8-month high of 3.93%

The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) inflation rose to an eight-month high of 3.93% this November on the back of rising food and fuel prices.

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

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.

Wholesale price inflation touches four-month high at 3.24%

14 Sep 2017

Wholesale price inflation touches four-month high at 3.24%

Wholesale price inflation in India rose to 3.24% in August, double that of 1.88% in July. It was the fastest rise in four months. Last August, it was 1.09%.

RBI rate cut unlikely, July retail inflation surges to 2.36%

15 Aug 2017

RBI rate cut unlikely, July retail inflation surges to 2.36%

The possibility of a near-term interest rate cut by the apex bank of India looks bleak, as India's retail inflation reversed its downward trend and stood at 2.36% in July from 1.46% noticed in June.