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CPI Inflation for Mar 2012 at 9.47%

Consumer Price Inflation for March 2012 came in at 9.47%, much higher than the 8.83% last month. This compares badly with a flattening WPI which was under 7% for March 2012.

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The new consumer price indices have been created since Jan 2011, so there isn’t much past data. True year-on-year data only started to come in by January 2012. Looking at urban versus rural, the new CPI is in double digits at the urban level.

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Finally, the reason for the high CPI inflation is the fact that housing (rent) has gone up substantially. Housing costs aren’t used for rural CPI calculations.

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(Bubble size = weight in the combined CPI index for Rural+Urban. X axis must be ignored, just a measure to space the bubbles)