India Inflation September 2021


India: Inflation drops to lowest level since April in July

October 14, 2021

Consumer prices increased 0.18% from the previous month in September, decelerating from August's 0.25% increase. Looking at the details of the release, food and beverages prices rebounded in September compared to the previous month and price pressures for fuel and light intensified.

Inflation eased to 4.3% in September from August’s 5.3%. September's result represented the weakest inflation rate since April. Accordingly, the trend pointed down mildly, with annual average inflation coming in at 5.5% in September (August: 5.7%).

Our panel projects inflation to average 4.8% in FY 2021, which is up 0.1 percentage points from last month’s forecast, and 4.5% in FY 2022.


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Note: Annual and monthly variation of consumer price index (CPI) in %.
Source: Ministry of Commerce and Industry and FocusEconomics calculations.

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