Food inflation in India jumped to 14.12% in December of 2019, the highest rate since November of 2013. Main upward pressure came from cost of food and beverages (12.16%), namely cereals (4.36%), milk (4.22%), vegetables (60.5%), fruits (4.55%) and pulses (15.44%). Food Inflation in India averaged 5.76 percent from 2012 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 14.72 percent in November of 2013 and a record low of -2.65 percent in December of 2018. source: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI)

Food Inflation in India is expected to be 14.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Food Inflation in India to stand at 5.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the India Food Inflation is projected to trend around 4.30 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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India Food Inflation

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
14.12 10.01 14.72 -2.65 2012 - 2019 percent Monthly


India Food Inflation
The Consumer Food Price Index accounts for 39.06 percent of the total consumer price index.

India Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 7.35 5.54 12.17 1.54 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 150.40 148.60 150.40 86.81 points [+]
GDP Deflator 134.80 129.70 146.50 100.00 points [+]
Producer Prices 122.80 122.30 122.80 62.44 points [+]
Producer Prices Change 2.59 0.58 34.68 -11.31 percent [+]
Export Prices 376.00 372.00 376.00 100.00 points [+]
Import Prices 513.00 523.00 523.00 100.00 points [+]
Food Inflation 14.12 10.01 14.72 -2.65 percent [+]
Inflation Expectations 8.10 7.90 16.00 7.90 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.21 0.95 2.25 -1.55 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 152.80 153.50 153.50 100.30 points [+]
CPI Transportation 129.50 126.60 129.50 103.20 points [+]