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Index Numbers of Wholesale Prices in India (Base: 2004-05=100) Review for the month of October, 2012

New Delhi: November 14,2012

The official Wholesale Price Index for ‘All Commodities’ (Base: 2004-05 = 100) for the month October, 2012 rose by 0.2 percent to 168.7 (Provisional) from 168.4 (Provisional) for the previous month.

 

INFLATION

 

The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, stood at 7.45% (Provisional) for the month of October, 2012 (over October, 2011) as compared to 7.81% (Provisional) for the previous month and 9.87% during the corresponding month of the previous year. Build up inflation in the financial year so far was 4.78% compared to a build up of 5.02% in the corresponding period of the previous year.

 

Inflation for important commodities / commodity groups is indicated in Annex-1 and Annex-II.

The movement of the index for the various commodity groups is summarized below:-

 

PRIMARY ARTICLES (Weight 20.12%)

 

The index for this major group declined by 0.2 percent to 220.2 (Provisional) from 220.7 (Provisional) for the previous month.  The groups and items for which the index showed variations during the month are as follows:-

 

The index for ‘Food Articles’  group declined by 0.1 percent to 212.5 (Provisional) from 212.7 (Provisional) for the previous month due to lower prices of bajra (6%), fish-marine (5%), urad (4%), arhar, gram, maize and poultry chicken (2% each) and barley and condiments & spices (1% each).  However, the prices of ragi (6%), fish-inland     (3 %), moong, coffee and mutton (2% each) and tea, milk and rice (1% each) moved up.

 

The index for ‘Non-Food Articles’ group declined by 2.3 percent to 197.7 (Provisional) from 202.4 (Provisional) for the previous month due to lower prices of soyabean (22%), niger seed (9%), castor seed (8%), gingelly seed (6%), raw jute and raw cotton (5% each), copra and raw silk (2% each).  However, the prices of gaur seed (8%), rape & mustard seed and flowers (6% each), coir fibre (4%), sunflower (3%), raw rubber and cotton seed (2% each) and mesta, linseed, fodder (1% each) moved up.

 

The index for ‘Minerals’ group rose by 2.4 percent to 355.8 (Provisional) from 347.6  (Provisional) for the previous month due to higher prices of barytes (70%), copper ore (18%), gypsum (12%), magnesite (9%), zinc concentrate and manganese ore (5% each), crude petroleum (3%) and steatite (1%).  However, the prices of iron ore (4%) declined.

 

 

FUEL & POWER (Weight 14.91%)

 

The index for this major group rose by 0.8 percent to 189.9 (Provisional) from 188.3 (Provisional) for the previous month due to higher prices of high speed diesel (5%) and lpg (1%).  However, the prices of bitumen (12%),      aviation turbine fuel (5%) and furnace oil and naphtha (3% each) declined.

 

MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS (Weight 64.97%)

 

The index for this major group rose by 0.1 percent to 147.9 (Provisional) from 147.7 (Provisional) for the previous month. The groups and items for which the index showed variations during the month are as follows:-

 

The index for ‘Food Products’ group rose by 0.1 percent to 166.7 (Provisional) from 166.5 (Provisional) for the previous month due to higher prices of tea leaf (blended) (8%), tea leaf (unblended) and gola (cattle feed) (5% each),     tea dust (unblended) (4%) and sooji (rawa) and sugar (1% each).  However, the prices of groundnut oil and      soyabean oil (4% each), coffee powder and palm oil (3% each), gur, cotton seed oil and mustard & rapeseed oil (2 % each) and oil cakes, copra oil and khandsari (1% each) declined.

 

The index for ‘Beverages, Tobacco & Tobacco Products’ group rose by 0.2 percent to 175.6 (Provisional) from 175.2 (Provisional) for the previous month due to higher prices of zarda (10%) and bidi, beer and rectified spirit (2% each). However, the prices of dried tobacco (15%) declined.

 

The index for ‘Textiles’ group rose by 0.5 percent to 131.6 (Provisional) from 130.9 (Provisional) for the previous month due to higher prices of jute sacking bag (2%) and gunny and hessian cloth and woollen textiles (1% each).  However, the prices of tyre cord fabric and jute yarn (1% each) declined.

 

The index for ‘Wood & Wood Products’ group rose by 0.4 percent to 171.7 (Provisional) from 171.1 (Provisional) for the previous month due to higher prices of processed wood and plywood & fibre board (1% each).

 

The index for ‘Paper & Paper Products’ group rose by 0.2 percent to 136.5 (Provisional) from 136.2 (Provisional) for the previous month due to higher prices of maplitho paper and books/ periodicals/ journals (1% each).  However, the prices of paper cartons / boxes (1%) declined.

 

The index for ‘Leather & Leather Products’ group declined by 0.6 percent to 134.1 (Provisional) from 134.9 (Provisional) for the previous month due to lower prices of leather footwear and leathers (1% each).

 

The index for ‘Rubber & Plastic Products’ group rose by 0.3 percent to 137.9 (Provisional) from 137.5 (Provisional) for the previous month due to higher prices of rubber products (1%).

 

The index for ‘Chemicals & Chemical Products’ group rose by 0.2 percent to 144.1 (Provisional) from 143.8 (Provisional) for the previous month due to higher prices of shampoo (3%), rubber chemicals (2%) and ayurvedic medicines, adhesive &  gum, vaccines, lacquer & varnishes and pesticides (1% each).  However, the prices of hair / body oils, turpentine oil and safety  matches/ match box (1% each) declined.

 

The index for ‘Non-Metallic Mineral Products’ group rose by 0.2 percent to 164.8 (Provisional) from 164.5 (Provisional) for the previous month due to higher prices of polished granite (2%) and marbles and railway sleeper (1% each).  However, the prices of slag cement (3%) and glass bottles & bottleware (1%) declined.

 

The index for ‘Basic Metals, Alloys & Metal Products’ group declined by 0.2 percent to 166.8 (Provisional) from 167.2 (Provisional) for the previous month due to lower prices of sponge iron (3%) and gold & gold ornaments,     wire rods, copper products (other than wire), ferro chrome, rebars and angles (1% each).  However, the prices of      silver and steel structures (2% each) and pressure cooker and sheets (1% each) moved up.

 

The index for ‘Machinery & Machine Tools’ group rose by 0.2 percent to 128.5 (Provisional) from 128.3 (Provisional) for the previous month due to higher prices of  t.v.sets (4%), insulators (3%), machine tools and microwave oven (2% each) and hydraulic equipment, engines and electrical pumps (1% each).  However, the prices of lamps and electric motors (3% each), textile machinery (2%) and pvc insulated cable, pump & assembly and ball/roller bearing (1% each) declined.

 

The index for ‘Transport, Equipment & Parts’ group rose by 0.4 percent to 130.1 (Provisional) from 129.6 (Provisional) for the previous month due to higher prices of shafts (all kinds) and bus / mini bus / truck (1% each).

 

FINAL INDEX FOR THE MONTH OF  AUGUST , 2012 (BASE YEAR: 2004-05=100)

 

For the month of August, 2012, the final Wholesale Price Index for ‘All Commodities’ (Base: 2004-05=100) stood at 167.3 as compared to 166.6 (provisional) and annual rate of inflation based on final index stood at 8.01 percent as compared to 7.55 percent respectively  as reported on 14.09.2012.

 

Next date of press release: 14/12/2012 for the month of November, 2012


 

Annexure-I

Wholesale Price Index and Rates of Inflation (Base Year: 2004-05=100)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Month of October, 2012

Commodities/Major Groups/Groups/Sub-Groups

Weight

WPI Oct., 2012

Latest month over month

Build up from March

Year on year

2011-12

2012-13

2011-12

2012-13

2011-12

2012-13

ALL COMMODITIES

100.00000

168.7

0.51

0.18

5.02

4.78

9.87

7.45

PRIMARY ARTICLES

20.11815

220.2

0.30

-0.23

8.13

5.97

10.96

8.21

Food Articles

14.33709

212.5

1.06

-0.09

11.34

7.81

10.17

6.62

Cereals

3.37323

201.6

0.00

0.15

2.32

11.81

4.32

14.35

Rice

1.79348

196.4

1.73

0.82

5.57

11.97

4.51

11.40

Wheat

1.11595

198.0

-0.96

0.00

-4.51

15.05

-1.72

19.78

Pulses

0.71662

256.8

5.84

-1.76

12.04

22.11

10.25

20.00

Vegetables

1.73553

207.6

3.46

2.72

56.52

9.26

15.68

-7.45

Potato

0.20150

231.0

-2.70

-4.66

44.90

82.46

1.04

49.13

Onion

0.17794

210.5

-10.21

8.79

29.15

54.78

-16.92

-8.99

Fruits

2.10717

183.5

0.62

-2.86

-3.69

4.02

11.27

3.26

Milk

3.23818

209.4

0.82

0.92

12.77

4.02

11.12

6.35

Egg, Meat & Fish

2.41384

244.8

-1.50

-0.77

10.59

6.71

12.43

13.28

Non-Food Articles

4.25756

197.7

-3.04

-2.32

-6.79

4.11

7.41

10.82

Fibres

0.87737

205.0

-5.45

-4.52

-24.12

5.29

11.21

-4.74

Oil Seeds

1.78051

196.4

-3.62

-4.38

2.32

14.65

10.28

27.12

Minerals

1.52350

355.8

1.13

2.36

17.24

-0.84

22.67

13.75

FUEL & POWER

14.91021

189.9

1.01

0.85

7.87

6.81

14.79

11.71

Liquefied petroleum gas

0.91468

150.0

0.00

0.74

14.27

1.83

14.27

1.83

Petrol

1.09015

187.9

2.43

-0.42

14.19

5.74

27.90

3.75

High speed diesel

4.67020

192.3

0.00

5.20

9.24

14.60

9.32

14.60

MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS

64.97164

147.9

0.43

0.14

2.95

3.72

8.05

5.95

Food Products

9.97396

166.7

0.07

0.12

4.62

8.18

7.66

9.82

Sugar

1.73731

205.6

0.93

1.23

1.58

17.22

7.31

18.71

Edible Oils

3.04293

148.2

-0.66

-1.85

5.12

4.66

12.93

9.45

Beverages, Tobacco & Tobacco Product

1.76247

175.6

-0.73

0.23

5.37

4.34

12.66

7.86

Cotton Textiles

2.60526

147.1

0.07

0.07

-10.73

4.10

11.28

6.52

Man Made Textiles

2.20573

124.0

0.34

0.00

-2.13

3.25

7.17

3.77

Wood & Wood Products

0.58744

171.7

0.12

0.35

6.66

4.19

8.81

6.12

Paper & Paper Products

2.03350

136.5

0.08

0.22

2.24

2.86

5.41

3.10

Leather & Leather Products

0.83509

134.1

0.93

-0.59

4.22

1.82

2.03

2.52

Rubber & Plastic Products

2.98697

137.9

0.15

0.29

0.38

2.45

6.80

3.30

Chemicals & Chemical Products

12.01770

144.1

1.05

0.21

4.56

3.52

9.92

6.58

Non-Metallic Mineral Products

2.55597

164.8

2.19

0.18

3.71

4.17

6.07

7.15

Cement & Lime

1.38646

171.3

3.28

-0.23

2.47

5.03

4.03

8.76

Basic Metals Alloys & Metal Product

10.74785

166.8

0.71

-0.24

5.66

2.14

12.09

6.45

Iron & Semis

1.56301

162.6

0.86

-0.55

9.05

-1.45

21.91

6.27

Machinery & Machine Tools

8.93148

128.5

0.08

0.16

1.62

1.66

3.55

2.55

Transport Equipment & Parts

5.21282

130.1

0.08

0.39

2.04

2.93

4.43

4.16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annexure-II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trend of Rate of Inflation for some important items during last six months

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commodities/Major Groups/Groups/Sub-Groups

Weight (%)

Rate of Inflation for the last six months

Oct-12

Sept-12

Aug-12

July-12

June-12

May-12

ALL COMMODITIES

100.00

7.45

7.81

8.01

7.52

7.58

7.55

PRIMARY ARTICLES

20.12

8.21

8.77

11.23

10.54

9.75

10.31

Food Articles

14.34

6.62

7.86

9.34

10.17

10.91

10.63

Cereals

3.37

14.35

14.18

10.77

8.06

6.64

5.62

Rice

1.79

11.40

12.41

10.35

9.95

7.46

4.89

Wheat

1.12

19.78

18.63

12.97

6.44

6.76

6.75

Pulses

0.72

20.00

29.28

34.54

28.57

20.59

16.77

Vegetables

1.74

-7.45

-6.78

10.08

24.11

50.12

49.90

Potato

0.20

49.13

52.20

70.74

73.24

84.91

72.17

Onion

0.18

-8.99

-24.88

-20.71

-10.05

-9.46

-8.05

Fruits

2.11

3.26

6.96

1.30

-0.10

-4.93

-6.07

Milk

3.24

6.35

6.25

6.68

8.01

7.46

11.90

Egg, Meat & Fish

2.41

13.28

12.44

14.20

16.59

16.69

17.13

Non-Food Articles

4.26

10.82

10.00

14.08

13.34

7.18

8.57

Fibres

0.88

-4.74

-5.67

3.53

5.89

-12.72

-16.52

Oil Seeds

1.78

27.12

28.13

28.83

25.48

18.47

19.12

Minerals

1.52

13.75

12.38

18.12

8.65

7.58

11.49

FUEL & POWER

14.91

11.71

11.88

8.74

8.39

12.07

11.53

Liquefied petroleum gas

0.91

1.83

1.09

0.68

0.68

11.30

15.36

Petrol

1.09

3.75

6.73

9.45

8.70

11.89

10.51

High speed diesel

4.67

14.60

8.94

0.48

0.00

6.81

9.24

MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS

64.97

5.95

6.26

6.36

5.87

5.37

5.24

Food Products

9.97

9.82

9.76

9.28

6.99

5.91

5.80

Sugar

1.74

18.71

18.36

16.91

9.38

7.13

5.24

Edible Oils

3.04

9.45

10.79

10.91

10.85

9.52

10.37

Beverages, Tobacco & Tobacco Product

1.76

7.86

6.83

6.78

6.18

5.81

8.24

Cotton Textiles

2.61

6.52

6.52

4.94

0.62

-4.79

-7.92

Man Made Textiles

2.21

3.77

4.11

3.97

1.50

0.75

-0.33

Wood & Wood Products

0.59

6.12

5.88

6.40

5.56

4.42

7.21

Paper & Paper Products

2.03

3.10

2.95

2.96

2.59

2.28

2.05

Leather & Leather Products

0.84

2.52

4.09

4.24

3.92

2.86

4.08

Rubber & Plastic Products

2.99

3.30

3.15

2.69

2.55

2.26

2.18

Chemicals & Chemical Products

12.02

6.58

7.47

7.82

7.46

7.34

7.28

Non-Metallic Mineral Products

2.56

7.15

9.30

9.96

8.39

7.68

6.46

Cement & Lime

1.39

8.76

12.59

12.97

10.78

9.05

6.18

Basic Metals Alloys & Metal Product

10.75

6.45

7.46

8.05

9.75

10.10

10.65

Iron & Semis

1.56

6.27

7.78

8.58

12.03

13.98

16.18

Machinery & Machine Tools

8.93

2.55

2.48

2.97

3.22

2.98

2.50

Transport Equipment & Parts

5.21

4.16

3.85

3.61

3.70

3.55

4.52

 

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