April CPI Inflation stands at 4.87%

The rural inflation rate based on CPI stood at 5.37, while for urban, it clocked 4.36, showing a decrease from March 2015 figures of 5.67 and 4.75 respectively.

May 12, 2015 12:05 IST India Infoline News Service

The government has released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) numbers for the month of April and it stands at 4.87% as against the previous month of 5.25% (MoM).

The rural inflation rate based on CPI stood at 5.37, while for urban, it clocked 4.36,  showing a decrease from March 2015 figures of 5.67 and 4.75 respectively. 

The Central Statistics Office (CSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has revised the Base Year of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) from 2010=100 to 2012=100 with effect from the release of indices for the month of January 2015.
 
In this press note, the CPI (Rural, Urban, Combined) on Base 2012=100 is being released for the month of April 2015. In addition to this, Consumer Food Price Index (CFPI) for all India Rural, Urban and Combined are also being released for April 2015. Inflation rates (on point to point basis i.e. April, 2015 overApril 2014), based on General Indices and CFPIs are given as follows:
 
Inflation rates based on CPI (General) and CFPI
Indices April 2015 (Prov.) March 2015 (Final) April 2014 (Final)
Rural Urban Combd. Rural Urban Combd. Rural Urban Combd.
CPI (General) 5.37 4.36 4.87 5.67 4.75 5.25 8.46 8.51 8.48
CFPI 5.03 5.17 5.11 5.78 6.76 6.14 9.64 8.66 9.21
Note: Prov.  – Provisional, Combd. - Combined
 
Provisional indices for the month of April 2015 and also the final indices for March 2015 are being released with this note for all-India and for State/UTs. All-India provisional General (all- groups), Group and Sub-group level CPI and CFPI numbers of April, 2015 for Rural, Urban and Combined are given in Annexure I. The General Indices (Provisional) for the month of April 2015 for Rural, Urban and Combined are 121.6, 119.7 and 120.7, respectively.  The CFPI for Rural, Urban and Combined for the same month are 123.1, 124.0 and 123.4 respectively. The inflation rates of important categories of items are given in Annexure II.
 
State/UT-wise General provisional CPI numbers for Rural, Urban and Combined are given in Annexure III. Inflation rates of major States, having population more than 50 lakhs as per population Census 2011, are given in Annexure IV. State/UT–wise Group CPIs are available on the Ministry’s website (www.mospi.gov.in).
 
Price data are collected from selected towns by the Field Operations Division of NSSO and from selected villages by the Department of Posts. Price data are received through web portals, maintained by the National Informatics Centre.
 
Next date of release:  12th June 2015 (Friday) for May 2015                    
 
Annexure I
 
All India Consumer Price Indices
 
(Base: 2012=100)
Group Code Sub-group Code Description Rural Urban Combined
Weights Mar. 15 Index
(Final)
Apr. 15 Index
(Prov.)
Weights Mar. 15 Index
(Final)
Apr. 15 Index
(Prov.)
Weights Mar. 15 Index
(Final)
Apr. 15 Index
(Prov.)
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11) (12)
1.1.01 Cereals and products 12.35 123.3 123.3 6.59 124.0 123.8 9.67 123.5 123.5
1.1.02 Meat and fish 4.38 124.7 125.6 2.73 126.7 128.2 3.61 125.4 126.5
1.1.03 Egg 0.49 118.9 117.3 0.36 113.5 110.0 0.43 116.8 114.5
1.1.04 Milk and products 7.72 126.0 126.7 5.33 125.9 126.3 6.61 126.0 126.6
1.1.05 Oils and fats 4.21 111.8 112.0 2.81 104.8 104.5 3.56 109.2 109.2
1.1.06 Fruits 2.88 130.9 134.1 2.90 123.8 130.6 2.89 127.6 132.5
1.1.07 Vegetables 7.46 128.0 127.7 4.41 131.4 130.7 6.04 129.2 128.7
1.1.08 Pulses and products 2.95 119.9 121.6 1.73 127.2 131.3 2.38 122.4 124.9
1.1.09 Sugar and Confectionery 1.70 98.9 97.8 0.97 93.2 91.6 1.36 97.0 95.7
1.1.10 Spices 3.11 119.4 119.8 1.79 127.4 127.7 2.50 122.1 122.4
1.2.11 Non-alcoholic beverages 1.37 118.9 119.4 1.13 117.0 117.2 1.26 118.1 118.5
1.1.12 Prepared meals, snacks, sweets etc. 5.56 127.7 128.5 5.54 129.2 129.5 5.55 128.4 129.0
1 Food and beverages 54.18 123.1 123.5 36.29 123.9 124.6 45.86 123.4 123.9
2 Pan, tobacco and intoxicants 3.26 124.7 125.4 1.36 128.8 130.1 2.38 125.8 126.7
3.1.01 Clothing 6.32 126.0 126.6 4.72 121.7 122.1 5.58 124.3 124.8
3.1.02 Footwear 1.04 122.9 123.4 0.85 116.9 117.2 0.95 120.4 120.8
3 Clothing and footwear 7.36 125.5 126.1 5.57 120.9 121.3 6.53 123.7 124.2
4 Housing - - - 21.67 118.6 119.2 10.07 118.6 119.2
5 Fuel and light 7.94 120.6 121.3 5.58 114.4 114.7 6.84 118.3 118.8
6.1.01 Household goods and services 3.75 120.2 120.9 3.87 118.0 118.4 3.80 119.2 119.7
6.1.02 Health 6.83 118.2 118.7 4.81 114.3 114.6 5.89 116.7 117.1
6.1.03 Transport and communication 7.60 111.6 112.1 9.73 108.4 108.4 8.59 109.9 110.2
6.1.04 Recreation and amusement 1.37 115.5 116.0 2.04 115.4 115.6 1.68 115.4 115.8
6.1.05 Education 3.46 119.4 119.9 5.62 120.6 121.7 4.46 120.1 121.0
6.1.06 Personal care and effects 4.25 110.8 111.5 3.47 111.3 111.8 3.89 111.0 111.6
6 Miscellaneous 27.26 115.5 116.1 29.53 113.8 114.2 28.32 114.7 115.2
General Index (All Groups) 100.00 121.1 121.6 100.00 119.1 119.7 100.00 120.2 120.7
Consumer Food Price Index 47.25 122.7 123.1 29.62 123.1 124.0 39.06 122.8 123.4
Note:
 
Prov.   : Provisional
 
 : CPI (Rural) for housing is not compiled.
The weights are indicative to show relative importance of groups and sub-groups. However, all India indices have been compiled as weighted average of State indices.
 
Annexure II
All India annual inflation rates (%) for April 2015 (Provisional)
Group Code Sub-group Code Description Rural Urban Combined
Apr.14 Index
(Final)
Apr.15 Index
(Prov.)
Inflation Rate
(%)
Apr.14 Index
(Final)
Apr.15 Index
(Prov.)
Inflation Rate
(%)
Apr.14 Index
(Final)
Apr.15 Index
(Prov.)
Inflation Rate
(%)
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11) (12)
1.1.01 Cereals and products 120.2 123.3 2.58 122.5 123.8 1.06 120.9 123.5 2.15
1.1.02 Meat and fish 118.9 125.6 5.63 121.7 128.2 5.34 119.9 126.5 5.50
1.1.03 Egg 118.1 117.3 -0.68 113.3 110.0 -2.91 116.2 114.5 -1.46
1.1.04 Milk and products 117.0 126.7 8.29 117.0 126.3 7.95 117.0 126.6 8.21
1.1.05 Oils and fats 109.7 112.0 2.10 103.1 104.5 1.36 107.3 109.2 1.77
1.1.06 Fruits 125.5 134.1 6.85 126.7 130.6 3.08 126.1 132.5 5.08
1.1.07 Vegetables 120.5 127.7 5.98 121.2 130.7 7.84 120.7 128.7 6.63
1.1.08 Pulses and products 111.0 121.6 9.55 111.0 131.3 18.29 111.0 124.9 12.52
1.1.09 Sugar and Confectionery 102.6 97.8 -4.68 100.3 91.6 -8.67 101.8 95.7 -5.99
1.1.10 Spices 111.2 119.8 7.73 115.3 127.7 10.75 112.6 122.4 8.70
1.2.11 Non-alcoholic beverages 113.5 119.4 5.20 112.7 117.2 3.99 113.2 118.5 4.68
1.1.12 Prepared meals, snacks, sweets etc. 118.7 128.5 8.26 121.0 129.5 7.02 119.8 129.0 7.68
1 Food and beverages 117.2 123.5 5.38 118.2 124.6 5.41 117.6 123.9 5.36*
2 Pan, tobacco and intoxicants 115.4 125.4 8.67 117.6 130.1 10.63 116.0 126.7 9.22
3.1.01 Clothing 118.1 126.6 7.20 116.3 122.1 4.99 117.4 124.8 6.30
3.1.02 Footwear 116.1 123.4 6.29 112.5 117.2 4.18 114.6 120.8 5.41
3 Clothing and footwear 117.8 126.1 7.05 115.7 121.3 4.84 117.0 124.2 6.15
4 Housing 113.9 119.2 4.65 113.9 119.2 4.65
5 Fuel and light 113.4 121.3 6.97 110.9 114.7 3.43 112.5 118.8 5.60
6.1.01 Household goods and services 113.7 120.9 6.33 113.4 118.4 4.41 113.6 119.7 5.37
6.1.02 Health 111.8 118.7 6.17 111.0 114.6 3.24 111.5 117.1 5.02
6.1.03 Transport and communication 111.2 112.1 0.81 111.2 108.4 -2.52 111.2 110.2 -0.90
6.1.04 Recreation and amusement 110.5 116.0 4.98 111.2 115.6 3.96 110.9 115.8 4.42
6.1.05 Education 113.0 119.9 6.11 112.5 121.7 8.18 112.7 121.0 7.36
6.1.06 Personal care and effects 108.9 111.5 2.39 109.1 111.8 2.47 109.0 111.6 2.39
6 Miscellaneous 111.5 116.1 4.13 111.4 114.2 2.51 111.5 115.2 3.32
General Index (All Groups) 115.4 121.6 5.37 114.7 119.7 4.36 115.1 120.7 4.87
Consumer Food Price Index 117.2 123.1 5.03 117.9 124.0 5.17 117.4 123.4 5.11
 
Note:
1.                  Prov.   : Provisional
2.                  -           : CPI (Rural) for housing is not compiled.
3.                  *          : Inflation rate (Combined) is less than those of Rural and Urban due to rounding.
 
Annexure III
State/UT wise General Consumer Price Indices
(Base 2012=100)
State/UT Code Name of the State/UT Rural Urban Combined
Weights Mar. 15 Index
(Final)
Apr. 15 Index
(Prov.)
Weights Mar. 15 Index
(Final)
Apr. 15 Index
(Prov.)
Weights Mar. 15 Index
(Final)
Apr. 15 Index
(Prov.)
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)

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