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Wholesale Price Indices for Primary Articles and Fuel & Power in India (Base: 2004-05 = 100)

January 13, 2011
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The WPI for the week ended 1st January, 2011 in respect of 'Primary Articles' and 'Fuel & Power' is given below:

PRIMARY ARTICLES (Weight 20.12%) 

The index for this major group rose by 0.3 percent to 194.0 (Provisional) from 193.4 (Provisional) for the previous week.

The annual rate of inflation, calculated on point to point basis, stood at 17.58 percent (Provisional) for the week ended 01/01/2011 (over 02/01/2010) as compared to 20.20 percent (Provisional) for the previous week (ended 25/12/2010). 

The groups and items for which the index showed variations during the week are as follows:-

The index for 'FOOD ARTICLES' group rose by 0.2 percent to 192.9 (Provisional) from 192.5  (Provisional) for the previous week due to higher prices of jowar and coffee (4% each), fruits & vegetables and fish-marine (2% each) and masur, arhar, bajra, moong, condiments & spices and ragi (1 % each).  However, the prices of poultry chicken (13%), fish-inland (3%) and urad, milk, barley and gram (1% each) declined.

The index for 'NON-FOOD ARTICLES' group rose by 0.8 percent to 173.5 (Provisional) from 172.2 (Provisional) for the previous week due to higher prices of mesta (6%), gaur seed, flower (4%), raw cotton and copra (2% each) and fodder and safflower (1% each). However, the prices of raw jute, groundnut seed and raw rubber (1% each) declined.

FUEL & POWER (Weight 14.91%)

The index for this major group rose by 0.1 percent to 150.9 (Provisional) from 150.7 (Provisional) for the previous week due to higher prices of light diesel oil (5%), naphtha (3%), aviation turbine fuel,      furnace oil and electricity (agricultural) (2% each).  However, the prices of electricity (industry) (5%) declined.

The annual rate of inflation, calculated on point to point basis, stood at 11.53 percent (Provisional) for the week ended 01/01/2011 (over 02/01/2010) as compared to 11.63 percent (Provisional) for the previous week (ended 25/12/2010). 

Build up inflation over the week, financial year end and over the year is given below for some important items.

Next date of press release: 20/01/2011 for the week ending 08/01/2011

Wholesale Price Index and Rates of Inflation [Base Year: 2004-05]

Week Ending 1st January, 2011 (Base: 2004-05)

Commodities/Major Groups/Groups/Sub-Groups

Weight

WPI Jan. 01,2010

Latest week over week

Build up from end March

Year on year

52 week Average

 

2009-10

2010-11

2009-10

2010-11

2009-10

2010-11

Primary Articles

20.12

194.0

2.55

0.31

21.23

16.45

19.83

17.58

18.77

Food Articles

14.34

192.9

1.41

0.21

21.59

17.34

19.65

16.91

17.50

Cereals

3.37

169.7

-0.29

0.12

12.82

2.35

15.97

-0.12

7.15

Rice

1.79

166.5

-0.42

-0.12

9.17

2.08

12.61

1.34

6.99

Wheat

1.12

171.9

-0.39

0.17

19.59

0.47

20.87

-4.87

7.19

Pulses

0.72

189.4

5.10

0.05

40.05

-5.39

40.94

-14.84

11.71

Vegetables

1.74

273.0

-3.38

3.84

36.90

110.49

-3.03

70.73

8.30

Potatoes

0.20

159.4

-19.23

-6.07

44.47

56.43

63.08

-1.67

-32.50

Onions

0.18

475.4

8.75

1.73

49.09

203.19

25.85

70.70

8.20

Fruits

2.11

162.2

2.38

0.43

11.58

11.63

12.86

17.71

19.24

Milk

3.24

178.4

4.30

-1.27

17.70

4.63

26.59

13.20

24.30

Egg, Meat & Fish

2.41

195.0

1.77

-1.71

31.57

11.43

31.68

16.70

30.74

Non-Food Articles

4.26

173.5

2.35

0.75

14.38

15.21

12.94

20.49

18.41

Fibres

0.88

206.3

0.60

1.48

18.73

35.81

9.75

36.71

23.71

Oil Seeds

1.78

140.8

1.97

0.07

9.20

3.61

8.52

0.50

4.65

Minerals

1.52

261.3

11.89

0.00

33.35

12.82

35.86

16.70

28.79

Fuel & Power

14.91

150.9

0.22

0.13

9.91

7.71

5.87

11.53

11.87

Liquefied Petroleum Gas

0.91

128.9

0.00

0.00

0.45

14.99

-7.20

14.99

8.67

Petrol

1.09

151.7

0.00

0.00

9.97

17.78

-2.26

25.06

15.81

High Speed Diesel Oil

4.67

153.6

0.00

0.00

6.52

6.22

-0.15

14.71

13.63

 

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