Core CPI inflation eases to 5.82% in September 2018The all-India general CPI inflation rose marginally to 3.77% in September 2018 (new base 2012=100), compared with 3.69% in August 2018. The corresponding provisional inflation rate for rural area was 3.34% and urban area 4.31% in September 2018 as against 3.41% and 3.99% in August 2018.
The core CPI inflation declined to 5.82% in September 2018 compared with 5.95% in August 2018.
The cumulative CPI inflation jumped to 4.33% in April-September FY2019 compared with 2.59% in April-September FY2018.
Among the CPI components, inflation of food and beverages moved up to 1.08% in September 2018 from 0.78% in August 2018. Within the food items, the inflation rose for vegetables to (-) 4.15%, cereals and products 3.12%, prepared meals, snacks, sweets etc 4.41%, non-alcoholic beverages 2.10% and spices 2.88%. On the other hand, the inflation eased for fruits to 1.12%, meat and fish 2.32%, pulses and products (-) 8.58% and sugar and confectionery (-) 6.42%, while the inflation also declined for egg to 3.76% and oils and fats 3.21% in September 2018.
The inflation for housing eased to 7.07%, while that for miscellaneous items increased to 5.65% in September 2018. Within the miscellaneous items, the inflation for transport and communication moved up to 6.42%, education 6.40%, health 5.90% and recreation and amusement 5.00%, while it declined for personal care and effects to 4.14% and household goods and services 4.88% in September 2018.
The inflation for clothing and footwear was lower at 4.64%, while the CPI inflation of fuel and light eased to 8.47% in September 2018.
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