CPI inflation falls to 4.6% in December 2020


According to The National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), the CPI inflation  has fallen to 4.6% in December 2020 as compared to the 6.9% in November 2020.

All India Inflation rates (on point to point basis i.e. current month over same month of last year, i.e. December 2020 over December 2019), based on General Indices and CFPIs are given as follows:

All India Inflation Rates (%) based on CPI (General) and CFPI

 

Indices

November 2020 (Final)

December 2020 (Prov.)

Rural

Urban

Combined

Rural

Urban

Combined

CPI (General)

7.2

6.7

6.9

4.1

5.2

4.6

CFPI

9.6

9.2

9.5

3.1

4.1

3.4

 

Source: PHD Research Bureau, PHDCCI, compiled from MOSPI

The Price data are collected from representative and selected 1114 urban markets and 1181 villages covering all States/UTs through personal visits by field staff of Field Operations Division of NSO, MoSPI on a weekly roster. During the month of December 2020, NSO collected prices from 99.5% villages and 98.5% urban markets while the market-wise prices reported therein were 88.3% for rural and 92.5% for urban.

All India Consumer Price Indices and year-on-year Inflation rates (%) for December, 2020 (Provisional) (Base 2012=100)

 

Category

All India Consumer Price Indices and year-on-year Inflation rates (%) for December, 2020 (Provisional)

 

Rural

Urban

Combined

 

December, 20 Index (Prov.)

Inflation Rate (%)

December, 20 Index (Prov.)

Inflation Rate (%)

December, 20 Index (Prov.)

Inflation Rate (%)

Food and Beverages

159.6

3.4

163.4

4.5

161

3.9

Pan, tobacco and intoxicants

184.6

10.0

192.1

12.7

186.6

10.7

Clothing and Footwear

156.8

3.2

150.2

3.9

154.2

3.5

Housing

-

-

157.7

3.2

157.7

3.2

Fuel and Light

151.1

0.8

142.8

6.9

148

3.0

Miscellaneous

155.9

6.0

147.6

7.2

151.9

6.6

General Index (All Groups)

158.5

4.1

156

5.2

157.3

4.6

 

Source: PHD Research Bureau, PHDCCI, compiled from MOSPI Note:  CPI (Rural) for Housing is not compiled


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