Saturday, October 16, 2021

Consumer Price Index

Editorial: Inflation worries

The govt must act to quickly rein in the runaway inflation before it inflicts further distress on people and erodes the demand, making an equitable recovery even more difficult

Retail inflation for industrial workers rises marginally to 5.24 pc in May

Food inflation stood at 5.26 per cent last month against 4.78 per cent in April 2021 and 5.88 per cent in the corresponding month a year ago.

Retail inflation rises to 6.3% in May

As per the data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO), inflation in the food basket was 5.01 per cent in May, significantly up from 1.96 per cent in the preceding month.

Retail inflation for farm, rural workers up in Feb

Inflation based on food index of CPI-AL and CPI-RL is at 1.55 per cent and 1.85 per cent respectively in February 2021, a labour ministry statement said.

CPI averages 3.9 per cent during Oct 2016-Mar 2020

The monetary policy committee headed by the RBI Governor is set to revise the policy framework and inflation targets by March 31

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