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Consumer Price Index Numbers on Base 2012=100 for Rural, Urban and Combined for the Month of March 2022

Posted On: 12 APR 2022 5:30PM by PIB Delhi

   The National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) is releasing All India 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 2022 (Provisional) in this press note. CPIs for Sub-Groups and Groups for both All India and all States/UTs are also being released.

2.             The Price data are collected from selected 1114 urban Markets and 1181 villages covering all States/UTs through personal visits by field staff of Field Operations Division of NSO, MoSPI on a weekly roster. During the month of March 2022, NSO collected prices from 99.9 % villages and 98.3% urban Markets while the Market-wise prices reported therein were 90.2% for rural and 93.2% for urban.

3.             All India Inflation rates (on point to point basis i.e. current month over same month of last year, i.e. March 2022 over March 2021), based on General Indices and CFPIs are given as follows:

All India Inflation rates (%) based on CPI (General) and CFPI

Indices

Mar. 2022 (Prov.)

Feb. 2022 (Final)

Mar. 2021

Rural

Urban

Combd.

Rural

Urban

Combd.

Rural

Urban

Combd.

CPI (General)

7.66

6.12

6.95

6.38

5.75

6.07

4.61

6.52

5.52

CFPI

8.04

7.04

7.68

5.81

5.76

5.85

3.94

6.64

4.87

 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, 2022 over February,2022

Indices

Rural

Urban

Combined

Index Value

% Change

Index Value

% Change

Index Value

% Change

Mar.22

Feb.22

Mar.22

Feb.22

Mar.22

Feb.22

CPI (General)

168.7

166.7

1.20

166.5

165.5

0.60

167.7

166.1

0.96

CFPI

165.2

162.2

1.85

170.2

168.8

0.83

166.9

164.6

1.40

 Note: Figures of March 2022 are provisional.

 

5.          Price data for CPI are received through web portals, maintained by the National Informatics Centre.

Next date of release: 12th May 2022 (Thursday) for April 2022.

 

List of Annex

Annex

Title

I

All-India General (all-groups), Group and Sub-group level CPI and CFPI numbers for February 2022 (Final) and March 2022 (Provisional) for Rural, Urban and Combined

II

All-India inflation rates for General (all-groups), Group and Sub-group level CPI and CFPI numbers for March 2022 (Provisional) for Rural, Urban and Combined

III

General CPI for States for Rural, Urban and Combined for February 2022 (Final) and March 2022 (Provisional)

IV

Inflation rates of major States, having population more than 50 lakhs as per Population Census 2011, for Rural, Urban and Combined for March 2022 (Provisional)

 

 

Annex I

All India Consumer Price Indices

(Base: 2012=100)

Group Code

Sub-group Code

Description

Rural

Urban

Combined

Weights

Feb. 22 Index
(Final)

Mar. 22 Index
(Prov.)

Weights

Feb. 22 Index
(Final)

Mar. 22 Index
(Prov.)

Weights

Feb. 22 Index
(Final)

Mar. 22 Index
(Prov.)

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

(7)

(8)

(9)

(10)

(11)

(12)

 

1.1.01

Cereals and products

12.35

148.8

150.1

6.59

152.5

153.7

9.67

150.0

151.2

 

1.1.02

Meat and fish

4.38

198.1

208.0

2.73

205.2

215.8

3.61

200.6

210.7

 

1.1.03

Egg

0.49

175.5

168.0

0.36

176.4

167.6

0.43

175.8

167.8

 

1.1.04

Milk and products

7.72

160.7

162.0

5.33

160.6

162.6

6.61

160.7

162.2

 

1.1.05

Oils and fats

4.21

192.6

203.1

2.81

171.5

180.1

3.56

184.9

194.7

 

1.1.06

Fruits

2.88

151.4

155.9

2.90

156.4

159.6

2.89

153.7

157.6

 

1.1.07

Vegetables

7.46

155.2

155.9

4.41

198.0

188.3

6.04

169.7

166.9

 

1.1.08

Pulses and products

2.95

163.9

164.2

1.73

163.2

163.4

2.38

163.7

163.9

 

1.1.09

Sugar and Confectionery

1.70

118.1

118.1

0.97

120.6

120.3

1.36

118.9

118.8

 

1.1.10

Spices

3.11

175.4

178.7

1.79

172.2

174.7

2.50

174.3

177.4

 

1.2.11

Non-alcoholic beverages

1.37

170.5

171.2

1.13

156.7

157.1

1.26

164.7

165.3

 

1.1.12

Prepared meals, snacks, sweets etc.

5.56

176.3

177.4

5.54

180.0

181.5

5.55

178.0

179.3

1

 

Food and beverages

54.18

163.9

166.6

36.29

170.2

171.5

45.86

166.2

168.4

2

 

Pan, tobacco and intoxicants

3.26

191.5

192.3

1.36

196.5

197.6

2.38

192.8

193.7

 

3.1.01

Clothing

6.32

174.1

175.4

4.72

165.7

167.1

5.58

170.8

172.1

 

3.1.02

Footwear

1.04

171.0

173.2

0.85

150.4

152.5

0.95

162.4

164.6

3

 

Clothing and footwear

7.36

173.7

175.1

5.57

163.4

164.9

6.53

169.6

171.1

4

 

Housing

-

-

-

21.67

165.5

165.3

10.07

165.5

165.3

5

 

Fuel and light

7.94

167.4

168.9

5.58

163.0

164.5

6.84

165.7

167.2

 

6.1.01

Household goods and services

3.75

165.7

166.5

3.87

157.4

158.6

3.80

161.8

162.8

 

6.1.02

Health

6.83

175.3

176.0

4.81

167.2

168.2

5.89

172.2

173.0

 

6.1.03

Transport and communication

7.60

161.2

162.0

9.73

153.1

154.2

8.59

156.9

157.9

 

6.1.04

Recreation and amusement

1.37

165.5

166.6

2.04

159.5

160.8

1.68

162.1

163.3

 

6.1.05

Education

3.46

170.3

170.6

5.62

162.0

162.6

4.46

165.4

165.9

 

6.1.06

Personal care and effects

4.25

164.5

167.4

3.47

164.2

166.8

3.89

164.4

167.2

6

 

Miscellaneous

27.26

167.3

168.3

29.53

159.4

160.6

28.32

163.5

164.6

General Index (All Groups)

100.00

166.7

168.7

100.00

165.5

166.5

100.00

166.1

167.7

Consumer Food Price Index (CFPI)

47.25

162.2

165.2

29.62

168.8

170.2

39.06

164.6

166.9

Notes:

  1. Prov. : Provisional.

  2. CFPI : Out of 12 sub-groups contained in ‘Food and Beverages’ group, CFPI is based on ten sub-groups, excluding ‘Non-alcoholic beverages’ and ‘Prepared meals, snacks, sweets etc.’.
  3. -        : CPI (Rural) for housing is not compiled.

 

Annex II

All India year-on-year inflation rates (%) for March 2022 (Provisional)

(Base: 2012=100)

Group Code

Sub-group Code

Description

Rural

Urban

Combined

 

Mar. 21 Index
(Final)

Mar. 22

Index
(Prov.)

Inflation Rate
(%)

Mar. 21 Index
(Final)

Mar. 22

Index
(Prov.)

Inflation Rate
(%)

Mar. 21 Index
(Final)

Mar. 22

Index
(Prov.)

Inflation Rate
(%)

 

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

(7)

(8)

(9)

(10)

(11)

(12)

 

 

1.1.01

Cereals and products

142.5

150.1

5.33

147.5

153.7

4.20

144.1

151.2

4.93

 

 

1.1.02

Meat and fish

189.4

208.0

9.82

197.5

215.8

9.27

192.2

210.7

9.63

 

 

1.1.03

Egg

163.2

168.0

2.94

164.7

167.6

1.76

163.8

167.8

2.44

 

 

1.1.04

Milk and products

154.5

162.0

4.85

155.6