CONSUMER PRICE INDEX NUMBERS ON BASE 2010=100 FOR RURAL, URBAN AND COMBINED FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY, 2014
The Central Statistics Office (CSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation releases Consumer Price Indices (CPI) on base 2010=100 for all-India and States/UTs separately for rural, urban and combined every month with effect from January, 2011.
Provisional indices for the month of February 2014 and also final indices for January 2014 are being released hereby for all-India and for States/UTs.
All India provisional General (all groups), Group and Sub- Group level CPI numbers for February 2014 for rural, urban and combined are given in Annex I. The General Indices for rural, urban and combined are 139.0, 135.3 and 137.4, respectively.
Provisional annual inflation rate based on all India general CPI (Combined) for February 2014 on point to point basis (February 2014 over February 2013) is 8.10% as compared to 8.79% (final) for the previous month of January 2014. The corresponding provisional inflation rates for rural and urban areas for February 2014 are 8.51% and 7.55% respectively. Inflation rates (final) for rural and urban areas for January 2014 are 9.35% and 8.09% respectively. Inflation for specified categories is indicated at Annex II.
State/UT-wise General provisional CPI numbers for rural, urban and combined are at Annex III. State/ UT wise Group level provisional indices are available in the Ministry’s website (www.mospi.gov.in).
Price data are collected from selected towns by the Field Operations Division of NSSO and from selected villages by the Department of Posts. Price data are received through web portals being maintained by the National Informatics Centre.
CPI for February ‘14 released by CSO on 12th March ’14.
Next release on CPI for March ‘14 will be released on 14th April ’14.