Inflation Cools Down, But Industrial Growth Decelerates

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| July 12 , 2017 , 18:35 IST

India's annual retail inflation eased to a record low of 1.54 per cent during June, while the country's factory output growth also slowed to 1.7 per cent in May, official data showed on Wednesday.

As per data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on Consumer Price Index (CPI), retail inflation was dragged lower by a sharp fall in prices of food items like pulses, vegetables and other perishables. The current inflation rate is the lowest since the series began in 2012.

The June retail inflation rate fell when compared with May, when it prevailed at a higher rate of 2.18 per cent. On a year-on-year (YoY) basis, the country's June retail inflation was lower from 5.77 per cent CPI rate reported for the corresponding month of last year.

The other key macro-economic data -- Index of Industrial Production (IIP) -- released by the CSO showed that on a sequential basis, the output rose slower than the revised estimates for April 2017.

The growth estimates for April 2017 were revised to 2.79 per cent from 3.1 per cent. The factory output, as per the new IIP with revised base year of 2011-12, grew only by 1.7 per cent during May