|Statement of S.K. Jena on Consumer Price Index Numbers on base 2010=100 for Rural, Urban and Combined for the Month of August, 2012|
|Shri Srikant Kumar Jena, Minister of State (Independent charge), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation announced the release of the monthly provisional Consumer Price Index (CPI) on Base 2010 = 100 along with annual inflation rates for August 2012, compiled by the Central Statistics Office.|
All India provisional General (all groups) CPI numbers of August 2012 for rural, urban and combined are 124.3, 121.1 and 122.9 respectively.
Provisional annual inflation rate based on all India general CPI (Combined) for August 2012 on point to point basis (August 2012 over August 2011) is 10.03 %. The corresponding provisional inflation rates for rural and urban areas are 9.90 % and 10.19 % respectively. Inflation rates (final) for rural, urban and combined for July 2012 are 9.76 %, 10.10 % and 9.86% respectively.