May 13, 2019: 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.
2. In this press note, the CPI (Rural, Urban, Combined) on Base 2012=100 is being released for the month of April 2019. In addition to this, Consumer Food Price Index (CFPI) for all India Rural, Urban and Combined are also being released for April 2019.
All India Inflation rates (on point to point basis i.e. current month over same month of last year, i.e., April 2019 over April 2018), based on General Indices and CFPIs are given as follows:
All India Inflation rates (%) based on CPI (General) and CFPI
3. Monthly changes in the General Indices and CFPIs are given below:
Monthly changes (%) in All India CPI (General) and CFPI: Apr. 2019 over Mar. 2019
4. Provisional indices for the month of April 2019 and also the final indices for March 2019 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 2019 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.
5. Price data are collected from selected towns and selected villages by the Field Operations Division of NSSO. Price data are received through web portals, maintained by the National Informatics Centre.
All India Consumer Price Indices
All India annual inflation rates (%) for April 2019 (Provisional)
State/UT wise General Consumer Price Indices
Major State/UT wise annual inflation rates (%) for April 2019 (Provisional)
Source: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation