Consumer Price Index Numbers on Base 2012=100 for Rural, Urban and Combined for the Month of December 2015

Consumer Price Index Numbers on Base 2012=100 for Rural, Urban and Combined for the Month of December 2015 
            
                                                                                 

This Press Release is embargoed against publication, telecast or circulation on internet till 5.30 pm today i.e. 12th  January 2016.
                                                                                     
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.

2.         In this press note, the CPI (Rural, Urban, Combined) on Base 2012=100 is being released for the month of December 2015. In addition to this, Consumer Food Price Index (CFPI) for all India Rural, Urban and Combined are also being released for December 2015. Inflation rates (on point to point basis i.e. December, 2015 over December 2014), based on General Indices and CFPIs are given as follows:
Inflation rates based on CPI (General) and CFPI
Indices
 December 2015 (Prov.)
November 2015 (Final)
December 2014 (Final)
Rural
Urban
Combd.
Rural
Urban
Combd.
Rural
Urban
Combd.
CPI (General)
6.32
4.73
5.61
5.95
4.71
5.41
4.16
4.50
4.28
CFPI
6.41
6.31
6.40
5.75
6.53
6.07
3.53
4.75
3.96
Note: Prov.  – Provisional, Combd. - Combined
3.         Provisional indices for the month of December 2015 and also the final indices for November 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 for December, 2015 for Rural, Urban and Combined are given in Annexure I. The General Indices (Provisional) for the month of December 2015 for Rural, Urban and Combined are 127.9, 124.0 and 126.1 respectively.  The CFPI for Rural, Urban and Combined for the same month are 131.2, 131.4 and 131.3 respectively. The inflation rates of important categories of items are given in Annexure II.
4.         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).
5.         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 February 2016 (Friday) for January 2016     

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