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India's retail inflation rate rises marginally to 4.48% in October

The CPI-based inflation in September 2021 was at 4.35 percent and in October 2020 it was 7.61 percent.

November 12, 2021 / 06:16 PM IST
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India’s retail inflation rate, which is measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), rose to 4.48 percent in the month of October 2021, data released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) revealed on November 12.

There was a marginal increase in retail inflation in October due to an uptick in food prices, government data showed.

The CPI-based inflation in September 2021 was at 4.35 percent and in October 2020 it was 7.61 percent.

For the fourth month in a row, CPI has been below the Reserve Bank of India’s six percent margin. The Government of India had told RBI to maintain a retail inflation rate at four percent with an upper and lower margin of two percent on either side for five years, till March 2026.