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

Annual consumer inflation in India declined to 3.69 percent in August of 2018 from 4.17 percent in July and below market expectations of 3.86 percent. It is the lowest inflation rate since October of 2017, mainly due to a sharp slowdown in food cost. Inflation Rate in India averaged 6.49 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 Down to 10-Month Low of 3.69%


Annual consumer inflation in India declined to 3.69 percent in August of 2018 from 4.17 percent in July and below market expectations of 3.86 percent. It is the lowest inflation rate since October of 2017, mainly due to a sharp slowdown in food cost.

Food and beverages inflation went down to 0.85 percent in August from 1.73 percent in July and the food index alone rose 0.29 percent, well below 1.37 percent in July. Inflation slowed for fruits (3.57 percent compared to 6.98 percent in July); prepared meals, snacks, sweets etc. (4.16 percent compared to 4.46 percent); milk and products (2.66 percent compared to 2.96 percent); and eggs (6.96 percent compared to 7.41 percent). Also, prices fell for vegetables (-7 percent compared to -2.19 percent); pulses and products (-7.76 percent compared to -8.91 percent); and sugar and confectionery (-5.45 percent compared to -5.81 percent). On the other hand, prices rose faster for non-alcoholic beverages (1.86 percent compared to 1.4 percent); oils and fats (3.47 percent compared to 2.79 percent); spices (2.88 percent compared to 2.66 percent); and meat and fish (3.21 percent compared to 2.26 percent). 

Among non-food products, prices rose at a softer pace for: housing (7.59 percent compared to 8.3 percent); clothing and footwear (4.88 percent compared to 5.28 percent); pan, tobacco and intoxicants (5.34 percent compared to 6.34 percent); and miscellaneous (5.52 percent compared to 5.8 percent). Inflation rose for fuel and light (8.47 percent compared to 7.96 percent).

The corresponding provisional inflation rates for rural and urban areas were 3.41 percent and 3.99 percent, compared with July's figures of 4.11 percent and 4.32 percent respectively.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.43 percent in August, after a 0.94 percent gain in July.


Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
9/12/2018 12:25:43 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-07-12 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 5% 4.87% 5.3% 5.2%
2018-08-13 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.17% 4.92% 4.51% 4.9%
2018-09-12 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.69% 4.17% 3.86% 4%
2018-10-12 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.69% 4.1%
2018-11-13 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.80%
2018-12-14 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.9%


India Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.69 4.17 12.17 1.54 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 140.40 139.80 140.40 86.81 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 128.80 125.10 146.50 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 120.00 119.70 120.00 62.44 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 4.53 5.09 34.68 -11.31 percent [+]
Export Prices 376.00 372.00 376.00 100.00 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 513.00 523.00 523.00 100.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.29 1.37 14.72 -2.12 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.43 0.94 2.25 -1.55 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 144.60 143.60 144.60 100.30 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 124.30 123.60 124.30 103.20 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 September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.69 4.17 12.17 1.54 2012 - 2018 percent Monthly
2012=100




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Argentina 34.40 Aug/18
Australia 2.10 Jun/18
Brazil 4.19 Aug/18
Canada 2.80 Aug/18
China 2.30 Aug/18
Euro Area 2.00 Aug/18
France 2.30 Aug/18
Germany 2.00 Aug/18
India 3.69 Aug/18
Indonesia 3.20 Aug/18
Italy 1.60 Aug/18
Japan 1.30 Aug/18
Mexico 4.90 Aug/18
Netherlands 2.30 Aug/18
Russia 3.10 Aug/18
Saudi Arabia 2.20 Jul/18
Singapore 0.60 Jul/18
South Africa 4.90 Aug/18
South Korea 1.40 Aug/18
Spain 2.20 Aug/18
Switzerland 1.20 Aug/18
Turkey 17.90 Aug/18
United Kingdom 2.70 Aug/18
United States 2.70 Aug/18


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