Consumer Price Index Numbers on Base 2012=100 for Rural, Urban and Combined for the Month of April 2018



Consumer Price Index Numbers on Base 2012=100 for Rural, Urban and Combined for the Month of April 2018 


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.


In this press note, the CPI (Rural, Urban, Combined) on Base 2012=100 is being released for the month of April 2018. In addition to this, Consumer Food Price Index (CFPI) for all India Rural, Urban and Combined are also being released for April 2018. All India Inflation rates (on point to point basis i.e. current month over same month of last year, i.e., April 2018 over April 2017), based on General Indices and CFPIs are given as follows:
All India Inflation rates (%) based on CPI (General) and CFPI

Indices April 2018 (Prov.) March 2018 (Final) April 2017 (Final)
RuralUrbanCombd.RuralUrbanCombd.RuralUrbanCombd.
CPI (General)4.67 4.42 4.58 4.44 4.12 4.28 3.02 3.03 2.99 
CFPI         3.56 1.29 2.80 3.71 1.22 2.81 0.69 0.46 0.61
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Notes: Prov.  – Provisional, Combd. - Combined

3. Monthly changes in the General Indices and CFPIs are given below:
Monthly changes (%) in All India CPI (General) and CFPI: Apr. 2018 over Mar. 2018
              Rural Urban Combined
            Apr18Mar18%Change   Apr18Mar18%Change       Apr18Mar18%Change
CPI (General)139.1 138.7 0.29 134.8 134.0 0.60 137.1 136.5 0.44
CFPI         136.9 137.1 -0.15 133.7 132.7 0.75 135.8 135.5 0.22



4. Provisional indices for the month of April 2018 and also the final indices for March 2018 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 April 2018 for Rural, Urban and Combined are given in Annexure I. The inflation rates of important categories of items are given in Annexure II. State/UT wise provisional General 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 (mospi.gov.in).
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 June 2018 (Tuesday) for May 2018.          

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