What's NewRetail inflation remained flat in September 2017.

The retail inflation in India, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), stood at 3.28% YoY in September, same as the previous month. The stagnation was due to the fall in food inflation which was covered up by an increase in the housing inflation. (October 13th, 2017)

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In September 2017, the retail inflation remained unchanged at 3.28% YoY from the previous month.


India's consumer price index (CPI) inflation for September 2017 was 3.28% YoY, lower than Reuters' poll expectation of 3.60% YoY. Inflation remained unchanged from the previous month as government revised down its August figure of 3.36% to 3.28% YoY. Additionally, the rural index recorded a slight fall of 0.7% YoY, whereas the urban areas witnessed a 0.9% YoY rise in inflation.

The Consumer Food Price Index (CFPI), a gauge for food inflation, softened to 1....

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