Retail price inflation rises to 17-month high of 5.2% in December 2017

Inflation in food group up by 5%

by Natasha Nadkar

Retail price inflation, measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), rose by 5.2 per cent in December 2017 from 4.9 per cent in November 2017. This marks a 17-month high rate of retail inflation. Inflation in both rural and urban India witnessed an increase. Food inflation increased to five per cent in December 2017 from 4.4 per cent a month ago. Inflation in fuel & light group remained unchanged at 7.9 per cent as compared to the previous month.

CPI Inflation (y-o-y %)
Month CPI Food Fuel Clothing Misc.
      & Light & Footwear  
Aug 17 3.3 1.5 4.9 4.6 3.9
Sep 17 3.3 1.3 5.6 4.6 3.8
Oct 17 3.6 1.9 6.4 4.8 3.5
Nov 17 4.9 4.4 7.9 5.0 3.6
Dec 17 5.2 5.0 7.9 4.8 3.8

References
1. http://www.mospi.gov.in/sites/default/files/press_release/CPI_PR_12jan18f.pdf
CMIE STATISTICS
Unemployment Rate
Per cent
5.4 0.0
Consumer Sentiments Index
Base September-December 2015
95.6 +0.2
Consumer Expectations Index
Base September-December 2015
96.0 0.0
Current Economic Conditions Index
Base September-December 2015
95.0 +0.5
Quarterly CapeEx Aggregates
(Rs.trillion) Sep 17 Dec 17 Mar 18 Jun 18
New projects 1.26 1.49 3.43 2.27
Completed projects 1.25 1.16 1.43 0.82
Stalled projects 0.69 0.88 3.41 0.30
Revived projects 0.34 0.24 0.26 0.22
Implementation stalled projects 0.78 0.71 1.92 0.03
Updated on: 22 Jul 2018 8:20PM
Quarterly Financials of Listed Companies
(% change) Sep 17 Dec 17 Mar 18 Jun 18
All listed Companies
 Income 7.9 12.0 10.0 18.9
 Expenses 9.0 13.0 16.8 20.7
 Net profit -18.0 -14.3 -82.1 11.9
 PAT margin (%) 5.5 4.8 1.2 14.9
 Count of Cos. 4,502 4,493 4,288 134
Non-financial Companies
 Income 8.2 13.3 11.5 18.6
 Expenses 8.1 12.3 12.4 21.4
 Net profit -6.1 13.2 -2.6 7.5
 PAT margin (%) 6.2 6.4 6.5 14.4
 Net fixed assets 9.2 11.9
 Current assets 2.9 8.0
 Current liabilities 11.0 10.3
 Borrowings 3.4 1.8
 Reserves & surplus 7.9 7.8
 Count of Cos. 3,461 3,464 3,319 99
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 22 Jul 2018 8:20PM
Annual Financials of All Companies
(% change) FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18
All Companies
 Income 5.6 1.8 5.9 11.6
 Expenses 5.7 1.9 5.9 16.1
 Net profit 0.1 -9.7 25.3 -43.1
 PAT margin (%) 3.0 2.8 3.4 4.3
 Assets 9.5 10.2 7.4 14.3
 Net worth 8.5 11.3 7.6 13.7
 RONW (%) 5.8 4.9 5.8 5.3
 Count of Cos. 26,129 24,412 21,971 368
Non-financial Companies
 Income 4.9 1.0 5.7 9.9
 Expenses 5.0 0.3 6.1 9.2
 Net profit -8.6 19.9 20.2 8.9
 PAT margin (%) 2.0 2.4 3.0 12.1
 Net fixed assets 13.3 17.8 6.6 55.5
 Net worth 7.0 12.1 6.5 10.3
 RONW (%) 4.6 5.1 5.9 15.0
 Debt / Equity (times) 1.1 1.1 1.0 0.3
 Interest cover (times) 1.9 1.9 2.1 8.8
 Net working capital cycle (days) 66 65 62 7
 Count of Cos. 21,306 20,431 18,292 255
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 20 Jul 2018 4:05PM