New Delhi, February 12: Retail inflation in India declined to 5.10 per cent in January due to an easing in food prices, according to the data released by the government on Monday. Inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was at 5.69 per cent in December last year. It was 6.52 per cent in January 2023.

National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) released 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 January 2024 (Provisional). The price data is 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. India's Retail Inflation Eases to 5.10% in January 2024: Govt Data

During the month of January 2024, NSO collected prices from 99.8 per cent villages and 98.5 per cent urban markets while the market-wise prices reported therein were 89.9 per cent for rural and 93.6 per cent for urban. In terms of year-on-year inflation rates, the CPI (General) for rural areas stood at 5.34 per cent, while for urban areas, it was 4.92 per cent, resulting in a combined rate of 5.10 per cent for January 2024. Retail Inflation Inches Up to 4-month High of 5.69 Pc in December

Consumer Food Price Index (CFPI) recorded year-on-year inflation rates of 7.91 per cent for rural areas, 9.02 per cent for urban areas, and 8.30 per cent combined. The monthly changes in the CPI (General) and CFPI for January 2024 over December 2023 showed a marginal decrease of -0.16 per cent for rural areas, -0.05 per cent for urban areas, and -0.11 per cent combined. CFPI witnessed a more significant decline of -0.74 per cent for rural areas, -0.77 per cent for urban areas, and -0.73 per cent combined.

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