RETAIL INFLATION

  • Wholesale price inflation hits a zero, lowest in over five years 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Wholesale price inflation hit a zero level in November, the lowest in about five and half years, on account of decline in prices of food, fuel and manufactured items. The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation was at 1.77 per cent in October and 7.52 per cent in November...
  • Retail inflation cools further to 5.52 per cent in October November 12, 2014

    New Delhi: India's annual consumer price inflation eased for a third straight month in October to 5.52 per cent, its lowest level since the government started releasing the data in 2012, data showed on Wednesday. The latest number was lower than a Reuters poll forecast of 5.80 per cent and September's...
  • Sensex rises 109 points; Bank Nifty up 2.5 per cent, CNX IT slips 4 per cent October 17, 2014

    Mumbai: The Sensex rose 109.19 points or 0.42 per cent to close at 26108.53 and the Nifty climbed 32.40 points or 0.42 per cent to 7780.60. About 1336 shares have advanced, 1501 shares declined, and 117 shares are unchanged. Good buying was observed in capital goods, banking, healthcare and fast moving...
  • Inflation drops to 5-year low of 2.38 per cent in September October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Continuing decline in food prices, including vegetables, pulled down the September wholesale price inflation to a five year low of 2.38 per cent. The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation was at 3.74 per cent in August and 7.05 per cent in September 2013. ...
  • Choppy Sensex, Nifty close lower; DLF tanks 28 per cent, BHEL up 4 per cent October 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Equity benchmarks closed marginally lower amid consolidation on Tuesday ahead of two state elections (Maharashtra and Haryana) on Wednesday. The Sensex fell 34.74 points to close at 26349.33 and the Nifty declined 20.25 points to 7864. About 1301 shares have advanced, 1622 shares declined, and 109 shares are unchanged. ...
  • Rupee opens at 59.87 per dollar July 15, 2013

    Mumbai: The rupee weakened on Monday as a contraction in factory output and high retail inflation added to concerns about an economy already hurting under a record current account deficit. The rupee fell to as much as 59.93 compared to its Friday close of 59.56/57. It was trading at 59.87/88 at...
  • Retail inflation declines to 10.39 pc in March April 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Retail inflation declined to 10.39 per cent in March, snapping the five month rising trend, as prices of vegetables and protein based items eased. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) based inflation was at 10.91 per cent in February. The inflation, however, continued to remain in the double digit...
  • February industrial output at 0.6 pc, beats estimates April 12, 2013

    The industrial output (IIP) numbers for the month of February have come in betterthan expected at 0.6 per cent against an expectation of a contraction. The bounce in the industrial output has come due to contribution from consumer goods sector, which turned positive for the first time in a year...
  • Retail inflation rises to 10.91 per cent in February March 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Retail inflation moved up for the fifth consecutive month to 10.91 per cent in February, remaining in the double-digit terrain for third month in a row, on account of higher prices of vegetables, edible oil, cereals and protein-based items. It was 10.79 per cent in January. The inflation crossed...
  • Retail inflation rises by 9.90 pc in November December 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Rising for the second consecutive month, retail inflation surged 9.90 per cent in November driven mainly by rising prices of food items such as sugar, vegetables, edible oil and clothing. The retail inflation was 9.75 per cent in October and 9.73 per cent in September. The highest price rise...
  • August consumer price inflation at 10.03 per cent September 18, 2012

    New Delhi: India's annual consumer price inflation picked up in August to 10.03 per cent, driven by a rise in food prices, government data showed on Tuesday. India's retail inflation is the highest among the BRICS group of emerging economies Brazil, Russia, China, and South Africa and is way...
  • June consumer inflation declines to 10.02 pc July 18, 2012

    New Delhi: The annual consumer price inflation slowed slightly in June to 10.02 per cent, government data showed on Wednesday, but food prices accelerated as concerns rose about belowaverage monsoon rains. Despite the slight moderation in price rises last month, inflation remains "way above" comfort levels, central bank Governor Duvvuri Subbarao...
  • April retail inflation jumps to 10.36 per cent May 18, 2012

    New Delhi: India's consumer price inflation accelerated in April to 10.36 per cent, making life harder for the RBI as it looks to kickstart a flagging economy, government data showed on Friday. In March, consumer prices rose 9.47 per cent. Consumer pricebased food inflation accelerated to 10.18 per cent in April...
  • Inflation to be around 7 pc this year, says Pranab March 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Monday that inflation will fluctuate for a couple of months and will stabilise after that. "Couple of months there will be fluctuations (in inflation) ... So I do hope that after couple of months it will stabilise," he told reporters after chairing...
  • Retail inflation moves up to 8.83 pc in Feb March 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Retail inflation was at 8.83 per cent in February on account of higher prices of protein based items and edible oil products. Retail inflation, based on the Consumer Price Index, was 7.65 per cent the January, as per the government data release in New Delhi on Monday. Among other...