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Consumer Price Index

It is one of the best known lagging indicators. The consumer price index expresses the current prices of a basket of goods and services in terms of the prices during the same period in a previous year, to show effect of inflation on purchasing power.

INFLATION RATES MONTH ON MONTH BASIS (%) (BASE 2007 – 2008)
Period CPI CORE INFLATION SPI** WPI
General Food Non-food NFNE* Trimmed
Sep-16 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.1 -0.5
Oct-16 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.6 0.7 0.0
Nov-16 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 -0.2
Dec-16 -0.7 -1.9 0.2 0.1 0.1 -0.8 -0.1
Jan-17 0.2 -1.0 1.0 1.1 0.6 -0.8 0.5
Feb-17 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.5
Mar-17 0.8 1.9 0.1 0.1 0.2 1.8 0.7
Apr-17 1.4 1.7 1.2 1.3 0.8 -0.9 0.9
May-17 0.0 -0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 -0.9 -0.2
Jun-17 -0.4 -1.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 -0.5
Jul-17 0.3 0.0 0.5 0.7 0.4 -0.5 -0.2
Aug-17 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.3
Sep-17 0.6 1.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 2.1 0.1
Oct-17 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.9 0.6 0.9 0.6

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