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Poll-bound Gujarat, Himachal on different inflation trajectories in 2022

Gujarat has since February consistently witnessed higher retail price inflation than national average

Ranchi: Voters shows their ink marked finger after casting their votes during the third phase of Panchayat elections, at Angara block in Ranchi, Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (PTI Photo
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Indivjal Dhasmana New Delhi
Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, which are set for elections, have taken different paths in their inflation trajectory February to March this year compared to the all-India average. Himachal will hold elections on November 12, as dates for Gujarat assembly polls are awaited.

Gujarat has since February consistently witnessed higher retail price inflation rate than the national average, till the latest figures in September. Himachal Pradesh has seen consistently lower inflation rates than the all-India figures from March onwards, showed official data.

Gujarat’s consumer price index (CPI)-based inflation rate was 5.95 per cent in January 2022, against the national average of

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First Published: Oct 27 2022 | 12:17 PM IST

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