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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)
PeriodCPICORE INFLATIONSPI**WPI
GeneralFoodNon-foodNFNE*Trimmed
Sep-160.20.10.20.30.10.1-0.5
Oct-160.80.80.80.90.60.70.0
Nov-160.20.20.20.20.20.3-0.2
Dec-16-0.7-1.90.20.10.1-0.8-0.1
Jan-170.2-1.01.01.10.6-0.80.5
Feb-170.30.30.30.20.20.20.5
Mar-170.81.90.10.10.21.80.7
Apr-171.41.71.21.30.8-0.90.9
May-170.0-0.20.20.20.2-0.9-0.2
Jun-17-0.4-1.10.10.10.00.1-0.5
Jul-170.30.00.50.70.4-0.5-0.2
Aug-170.20.40.10.10.10.50.3
Sep-170.61.30.20.10.12.10.1
Oct-170.70.60.80.90.60.90.6

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