August 12, 2015 / 1:34 PM / 2 years ago

TABLE-India's July retail inflation hits record low of 3.78 pct

Aug 12 (Reuters) - India's annual consumer price inflation
 slowed down to 3.78 percent in July, its lowest
level on record, government data showed on Wednesday.
    The data compared with a 4.42 percent annual rise predicted
by analysts in a Reuters poll and 5.40 percent print in June.
Retail food inflation for last month came in at 2.15 percent,
sharply lower than a downwardly revised 5.40 percent in June.
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SUB INDEX        (WEIGHING)    July    June    Pct Change
FOOD & BEVERAGES      45.86      127.3  125.0   1.84 
FUEL AND LIGHT         6.84      119.9  119.2   0.59 
CLOTHING & FOOTWEAR    6.53      125.8  124.7   0.88  
HOUSING               10.07      119.0  119.6  -0.50
PAN, TOBACCO ETC.      2.38      129.3  127.9   1.09
SERVICES (MISC)      28.32      117.0  116.1   0.78 
GENERAL INDEX        100.00      123.0  121.6   1.15
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Note: Based on new series with 2012 as base year; figures
rounded off.
SOURCE: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
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 (Reporting by Manoj Kumar in NEW DELHI; Editing by Malini
Menon)

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