Consumer Price Index(States)

Average inflation across states moderated in March 2020.

Published monthly by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. Updated until the month of March 2020. (Published on July 21, 2020)

Brief Overview

Consumer price index(CPI) of India by states is published by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation on a monthly basis. CPI numbers are widely used as a macroeconomic indicator of retail inflation, as a tool by governments and central banks for inflation targeting and for monitoring price stability, and as deflators in the national accounts. CPI is also used for indexing dearness allowance to employees for the increase in prices. CPI is therefore considered as one of the most important economic indicators.

Different regions of India have a different economic scenario and so it is important to look at the data of individual regions to gain a concise view of the country. The CPI by states data represents the inflation rates of each of the states and appropriately points out the difference in consumer price inflation in various parts of the country.

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Next release date: August 12, 2020