No. 5/1/2014- CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
DATED: the 31st October, 2014
Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – September, 2014
The All-India CPI-IW for September, 2014 remained stationary at 253 (two hundred and fifty three). On 1-month percentage change, it remained static between August, 2014 and September, 2014 when compared with the rise of 0.42 per cent between the same two months a year ago.
The largest downward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (-) 1.04 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Fish Fresh, Poultry (Chicken), Chillies Green, Ginger, Onion, Tomato, Brinjal, French Beans, Lady’s Finger, Apple, Sugar, Medicine (Allopathic), Petrol, etc. are responsible for the decrease in index. However, this decrease was restricted to some extent by Rice, Wheat Atta, Arhar Dal, Potato, Cauliflower, Tea (Readymade), Snack Saltish, Bidi, Cigarette, Electricity Charges, Cinema Charges, Toilet Soap, Tailoring charges, etc., putting upward pressure on the index.
The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-1W stood at 6.30 per cent for September, 2014 as compared to 6.75 per cent for the previous month and 10.70 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 6.46 per cent against 7.63 per cent of the previous month and 13.36 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.
At centre level, Goa reported a decrease of 10 points followed by Nagpur (5 points). Among others, 4 points fall was observed in 6 centres, 3 points in 4 centres, 2 points in 9 centres and 1 point in 19 centres. On the contrary, Tripura recorded the maximum increase of 6 points followed by Lucknow & Jalpaiguri (4 points each) and Rourkela & Rangapara-Tezpur (3 points each). Among others, 2 points rise was registered in 8 centres and 1 point in 12 centres. Rest of the 13 centres’ indices remained stationary.
The indices of 37 centres are above and other 41 centres’ indices are below national average.
The next index of CPI-IW for the month of October, 2014 will be released on Friday, 28 November, 2014.
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