Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Statement of Srikant Kumar Jena on Consumer Price Index

Shri Srikant Kumar Jena,
Shri Srikant Kumar Jena, Minister of State (Independent charge), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation announced the release of the monthly provisional Consumer Price Index (CPI) on Base 2010=100 along with annual inflation rates for December 2013, compiled by the Central Statistics Office.

 Final CPI numbers for the month of November 2013 have also been released simultaneously. 

All India General (all groups) CPI numbers of December 2013 for Rural, Urban and Combined are 140.1, 135.3 and 138.0 respectively. 

Provisional annual inflation rate based on all India general CPI (Combined) for December 2013 on point to point basis (December 2013 over December 2012) is 9.87%. 

The corresponding inflation rates (provisional) for Rural and Urban areas are 10.49% and 9.11% respectively. Inflation rates (final) for Rural, Urban and Combined for November 2013 are 11.66%, 10.53% and 11.16% respectively. 

Provisional annual inflation rates of December 2013 for Rural, Urban and Combined in respect of ‘food and beverages’ are 12.76%, 11.06% and 12.16% respectively. 

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