Inflation to moderate to 5% in January: Report

MUMBAI: Retail inflation is predicted to moderate and print at 5 in keeping with cent after rising consecutively for five months, helped largely via seasonal dip in vegetable costs, while industry deficit could also be more likely to reinforce, in January, says a foreign brokerage in a file.
Official data for consumer value inflation (CPI) for January, which stood at 5.2 in keeping with cent in December last, could be launched via executive on Monday.

Interestingly, while Morgan Stanley sees improvement in both inflation and industry deficit numbers in January, it has flagged fear that "moderate risks to macro stability are emerging on account of the wider-than-targeted fiscal deficits".

According to the brokerage, the talk at the re-emergence of macro balance risks has intensified owing to the rising headline inflation, widening industry deficit and also the widening the fiscal deficit goals for both the present and next fiscals.

"Against this backdrop, the attention on the incoming monthly data will likely be on the inflation and trade deficit prints," the brokerage said in the file.

"We expect headline CPI inflation to moderate to 5 per cent year-on-year in January from 5.2 per cent in the previous month, after rising consecutively for five past months", it said.

As in keeping with the file, top frequency indicators recommend that food costs have come off sequentially, largely pushed via a seasonal dip in vegetable costs implying that food inflation may also moderate on a year-on-year foundation to four.5 in keeping with cent from 5 in keeping with cent in December.

At the similar time, Morgan Stanley expects the industry deficit to have advanced to $12 billion in January from $14.9 billion previously owing to tough global demand.


"Exports likely continued to grow at double digits for the third consecutive month, supported by robust global demand and favourable base effects," it said.


The brokerage expects exports to develop at 16.eight in keeping with cent in January in comparison to 12.5 in keeping with cent in December.


It also noted that import growth is more likely to have remained tough, growing at 19.2 in keeping with cent from 21.5 in keeping with cent in the previous month.


"Non-oil, non-gold imports (proxy for domestic consumption) is expected to have stayed strong at 24.6 per cent versus 12.8 per cent as domestic demand indicators such as car and two-wheeler sales growth was strong in the month," it added.
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