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Inflation at 5-month low

New Delhi: Staying throughout the Reserve Financial institution of India’s tolerance band of 2-6 per cent for the third consecutive month, India’s retail inflation fell to a five-month low of 4.35 per cent in September from 5.3 per cent in August, whereas the Index of Industrial Manufacturing (IIP) for August surged 11.9 per cent, in keeping with the federal government knowledge launched on Tuesday.

The info by the Nationwide Statistical Workplace (NSO) confirmed that the retail inflation price final month was the bottom print since April 2021. “The Septem-ber retail inflation cooled at a satisfactory level, mainly on account of softening food prices. The consumer food price inflation for the month of September stood at 0.68 per cent, compared with 3.11 per cent in August,” the information confirmed.


As for meals costs, the information additional confirmed that greens registered a de-growth of -22 per centand the meals and drinks section grew 1.01 per cent. Meals inflation is on a steady decline and additional eased to 0.68 per cent in September from 3.11 per cent in August. However inflation within the gasoline and lightweight class remained elevated at 13.63 per cent.

In the meantime, the IIP for the month of August went as much as 11.9 per cent. The index was up 11.5 per cent in July, the information from the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implemen-tation confirmed.

Industrial manufacturing has been surging for the previous few months, primarily as a result of low-base of final yr. “The mining output during the August month grew by 23.6 per cent, while manufacturing sector surged 9.7 per cent. At the same time, the electricity generation in August grew 16 per cent,” the information confirmed.


Rajani Sinha, chief economist and nationwide director-research, Knight Frank India, mentioned, “The growth in IIP in August is mainly because of the base effect, while on a sequential basis  the index has not shown much movement compared to the previous month. IIP is still showing a contraction of around 5 per cent if we compare it to the pre-Covid levels of August 2019. However, in the next few months with the economic activities moving towards normalcy, the IIP is expected to improve as being reflected by many other high frequency economic indicators.”


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