Statement of Srikant Kumar Jena on Consumer Price Index

Statement of Srikant Kumar Jena on Consumer Price Index

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Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation

14-October-2013 17:31 IST

Statement of Srikant Kumar Jena on Consumer Price Index

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 September 2013, compiled by the Central Statistics Office. Final CPI numbers for the month of August 2013 have also been released.

All India General (all groups) CPI numbers of September 2013 for rural, urban and combined are 137.8, 134.0 and 136.2 respectively.

Provisional annual inflation rate based on all India general CPI (Combined) for September 2013 on point to point basis (September 2013 over September 2012) is 9.84%. The corresponding inflation rates (provisional) for rural and urban areas are 9.71% and 9.93% respectively. Inflation rates (final) for rural, urban and combined for August 2013 are 8.93%, 10.32% and 9.52% respectively.

Provisional annual inflation rates of September 2013 for rural, urban and combined in respect of ‘food and beverages’ are 11.48%, 11.36% and 11.44% respectively.

Source: PIB News

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