2 Jun 2012

All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100 for the Month of April, 2012


All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of April, 2012 increased by 4 points and stood at 205 (two hundred five).
      
                        During April, 2012, the index recorded maximum increase of 9 points in Amritsar centre, 8 points each in JaipurMadurai andVadodara centres, 7 points each in MundakkayamBhilwara andFaridabad centres, 6 points in 7 centres, 5 points in 11 centres, 4 points in 15 centres, 3 points in 16 centres, 2 points in 7 centres and 1 point in 10centres. The index decreased by 2 points in Belgaum centre and 1 point inMunger Jamalpur centre, while in the remaining 3 centres the index remained stationary.
      
                      The maximum increase of 9 points in Amritsar centre is mainly due to increase in the prices of Wheat AttaRajmahVanaspati Ghee, Fresh Milk, Vegetable & Fruit items, Firewood, Washing Soap, etc. The increase of 8 points each in JaipurMadurai and Vadodara centres is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Wheat, Arhar Dal, Groundnut Oil, Milk (Cow), Vegetable & Fruit items, Tea (Readymade), Cigarette, Electricity Charges, Barber Charges, Toilet Soap, Washing Soap, Tailoring Charges, etc. The increase of 7 points each in Mundakkayam,Bhilwara and Faridabad centres is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Groundnut Oil, Vanaspati Ghee, Fish Fresh, Vegetable & Fruit items, Tea (Readymade), Bidi, Firewood, Toilet Soap, Washing Soap, Tailoring Charges, etc. The decrease of 2 points in Belgaum centre is due to decrease in the prices of Rice, JowarChillies Dry, Pan Leaf, etc.
      
            The indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows :
1. Ahmedabad
202

4. Delhi
188
2. Bangalore
209

5. Kolkata
196
3. Chennai
190

6. Mumbai
208

            The point to point rate of inflation based on CPI-IW(General) for the month of April, 2012 is 10.22% as compared to 8.65% in March, 2012. Inflation based on Food Index attained the level of 10.66% in April, 2012 as compared to 8.16% in March, 2012.
   
              The CPI-IW for May, 2012 will be released on the last working day of the next month, i.e. 29th June, 2012.

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