Release of Consumer Price Index Numbers on Base 2012=100 for Rural, Urban and Combined for March 2023

Sh. Rajesh Kumar Singh takes over as Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, succeeding Shri Anurag Jain.
Sh. Rajesh Kumar Singh takes over as Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, succeeding Shri Anurag Jain.

The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), through the National Statistical Office (NSO), has released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) on Base 2012=100 and corresponding Consumer Food Price Index (CFPI) for Rural (R), Urban (U) and Combined (C) for the month of March 2023. This is a provisional report that includes CPIs for sub-groups and groups for both All India and all States/UTs.

The NSO collected price data from selected 1114 urban markets and 1181 villages covering all States/UTs through personal visits by field staff of the Field Operations Division of NSO on a weekly basis. During March 2023, the NSO collected prices from 100% of villages and 98.5% of urban markets, with market-wise prices reported at 90.4% for rural and 93.4% for urban.

The All India inflation rates, based on General Indices and CFPIs, for the month of March 2023, compared to the same month of the previous year (March 2022), are as follows:

All India year-on-year inflation rates (%) based on CPI (General) and CFPI: March 2023 over March 2022

 Mar. 2023 (Prov.)Feb. 2023 (Final)Mar. 2022
RuralUrbanCombd.RuralUrbanCombd.RuralUrbanCombd.
InflationCPI (General)5.515.895.666.726.106.447.666.126.95
CFPI4.664.824.796.605.095.958.047.047.68
IndexCPI (General)178.0176.3177.2177.9175.6176.8168.7166.5167.7
CFPI172.9178.4174.9172.9177.4174.4165.2170.2166.9

 Notes: Prov.  – Provisional, Combd. – Combined

4.          Monthly changes in the General Indices and CFPIs are given below:

Monthly changes (%) in All India CPI (General) and CFPI: March 2023 over February 2023

IndicesMar. 2023 (Prov.)Feb. 2023 (Final)Monthly change (%)
RuralUrbanCombd.RuralUrbanCombd.RuralUrbanCombd.
CPI (General)178.0176.3177.2177.9175.6176.80.060.400.23
CFPI172.9178.4174.9172.9177.4174.40.000.560.29

           Note: Figures of March 2023 are provisional.

5.             Next date of release for April 2023 CPI is 12th May 2023 (Friday). For more details please visit the website www.mospi.gov.in

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