Consumer Price Indices and Inflation Rates-January 2006

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CPI and Inflation Rates
January
2006

Overview

Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 8.7 per cent from 185.2 points in December 2005 to 201.3 points in January 2006. Month-on-month overall inflation rate increased from 7.6 per cent in December 2005 to 15.4 per cent in January 2006 on account of steep rise in food prices occasioned by a severe drought prevailing in the country. On the other hand, month-on-month underlying inflation rate which excludes food items from the CPI basket declined from 6.0 per cent to 5.5 per cent.
Consumer Price Indices and Inflation Rates-January 2006

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