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October 2017

The year on year headline inflation for the month of March 2013 stands at 36.4 percent a decline of 1.5 percentage points on the month before . The urban and rural rates stand at 39.8 percent and 31.8 percent respectively.
Food inflation has started to decline owing mainly to the availability of cereals in some parts of the country. Non-food inflation has gone up due to the upward adjustment in the price of gasoline and its derivatives. However its impact on overall inflation has largely been offset by the decline in food inflation.

The headline inflation for October 2017 stands at 8.3 percent compared to the headline inflation of 20.1 percent for the same period last year (October 2016).

There is a decline of 0.1 percent from last month (September 2017).The urban and rural rates stand at 8.1 percent and 8.7 percent respectively.

Overall, food inflation stands at 4.8 percent from 5.1 percent in September 2017 while non-food inflation stands at 11.7 percent from 11.6 percent in September 2017


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