Statement of Srikant Kumar Jena on Consumer Price Index, December 2012
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 2012, compiled by the Central Statistics Office. Final CPI for the month of November 2012 have also been released.
All India General (all groups) CPI numbers of December 2012 for rural, urban and combined are 126.8, 124.0 and 125.6 respectively.
Annual inflation rate based on all India general CPI (Combined) for December 2012 on point to point basis (December 2012 over December 2011) is 10.56 %. The corresponding inflation rates (provisional) for rural and urban areas are 10.74 % and 10.42 % respectively. Inflation rates (final) for rural, urban and combined for November 2012 are 9.97 %, 9.69 % and 9.90% respectively.
Provisional annual inflation rates of December 2012 for rural, urban and combined in respect of ‘food and beverages’ are 13.09%, 13.03% and 13.04% respectively.