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Consumer Price Index rises to 3.77% in September 2018


New Delhi, Oct 12: India's consumer price index (CPI) for September 2018 stood at 3.77% as compared to 3.69% in August 2018. The CPI for September 2017 was 3.28%.

Consumer inflation had stood at a 10-month low of 3.69 per cent in August.

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The increase has been attributed to higher food and fuel prices and a depreciating rupee.

The Industrial Production (IIP) for August 2018 stood at 4.3%. The IIP for July 2018 was 6.6%.

[Retail inflation dips to 4.17 per cent in July]

A consumer price index (CPI) measures changes in the price level of market basket of consumer goods and services purchased by households.

The CPI is a statistical estimate constructed using the prices of a sample of representative items whose prices are collected periodically.

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