WPI Inflation Decelerates Below 5%, Lowest in 41 Months

May 14, 2013

The provisional headline inflation rate (Wholesale Price Index, WPI) decelerated to 4.89% YoY in April 2013 vs. 5.96% YoY in March 2013. This is the first time since Nov 2009 that WPI inflation has decelerated below 5%. The seasonally adjusted WPI index declined by 0.3% MoM in April (vs. decline of 0.5% MoM in March based on provisional data). The headline inflation in April was below consensus expectations of 5.45%. The deceleration in headline inflation was mainly due to a high base effect, deceleration in food prices (mainly vegetable prices) and lower global commodity prices.

The final inflation for February 2013 was revised Read more