Statement of Srikant Kumar Jena on Consumer Price Index
Shri Srikant Kumar Jena, Minister of State (Independent charge), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation announced the release of the monthly provisional Consumer Price Index (CPI) on Base 2010=100 along with annual inflation rates for May 2013, compiled by the Central Statistics Office. Final CPI numbers for the month of April 2013 have also been released.
All India General (all groups) CPI numbers of May 2013 for rural, urban and combined are 129.8, 128.4 and 129.2 respectively.
Annual inflation rate based on all India general CPI (Combined) for May 2013 on point to point basis (May 2013 over May 2012) is 9.31 %. The corresponding inflation rates (provisional) for rural and urban areas are 8.98% and 9.65% respectively. Inflation rates (final) for rural, urban and combined for April 2013 are 9.16 %, 9.73 % and 9.39% respectively.
Provisional annual inflation rates of May 2013 for rural, urban and combined in respect of ‘food and beverages’ are 10.32%, 11.41% and 10.65% respectively.