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Index Numbers of Wholesale Price in India (Base 2004-05 100) Review for the month of February 2016

News and Press Release - Dated:- 14-3-2016 - Press Information Bureau Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry 14-March-2016 12:01 IST The official Wholesale Price Index for All Commodities (Base: 2004-05=100) for the month of February, 2016 declined by 1.0 percent to 174.0 (provisional) from 175.7 (provisional) for the previous month. INFLATION The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, stood at -0.91% (provisional) for the month of February, 2016 (over February, 2015) a .....

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major group declined by 3.4 percent to 244.7 (provisional) from 253.3 (provisional) for the previous month. The groups and items which showed variations during the month are as follows:- The index for Food Articles group declined by 3.2 percent to 259.1 (provisional) from 267.6 (provisional) for the previous month due to lower price of fruits & vegetables (11%), egg (6%), arhar and gram (5% each), coffee and moong (4% each), masur (3%), condiments & spices (2%) and wheat, jowar and fish- .....

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dnut seed (2% each) and coir fibre (1%). However, the price of raw jute and raw silk (2% each) and sunflower (1%) moved up. The index for Minerals group declined by 8.1 percent to 183.0 (provisional) from 199.2 (provisional) for the previous month due to lower price of crude petroleum (11%), iron ore (8%), copper ore and limestone (5% each), sillimanite (4%) and manganese ore (3%). However, the price of zinc concentrate (21%), magnesite (2%) and chromite and phosphorite (1% each) moved up. FUEL .....

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ions during the month are as follows:- The index for Food Products group rose by 0.8 percent to 178.1 (provisional) from 176.7 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of vanaspati (5%), sugar (4%), gingelly oil and tea dust (unblended) (3% each) and khandsari, sunflower oil, palm oil and canned fish (1% each). However, the price of tea dust (blended) and tea leaf (blended) (4% each), mustard & rapeseed oil (3%), processed prawn, tea leaf (unblended) and powder milk (2% each) .....

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ag, gunny and hessian cloth and cotton yarn (1 % each). However, the price of tyre cord fabric (1%) declined. The index for Wood & Wood Products group rose by 0.3 percent to 195.9 (provisional) from 195.3 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of plywood & fibre board (1%). However, the price of processed wood (1%) declined. The index for Paper & Paper Products group declined by 0.1 percent to 155.5 (provisional) from 155.7 (provisional) for the previous month due t .....

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rice of tyres (1%). However, the price of tubes (2%) moved up. The index for Chemicals & Chemical Products group declined by 0.1 percent to 149.5 (provisional) from 149.7 (provisional) for the previous month due to lower price of ammonium sulphate (4%) and photographic goods, pesticides, rubber chemicals and basic organic chemicals (1% each). However, the price of lacquer & varnishes (4%), synthetic resin (3%), hair / body oils (2%) and washing powder (1%) moved up. The index for Non-Met .....

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aments (7%), steel rods (5%), zinc and pipes/tubes/rods/strips (2% each) and lead, silver, wire rods, ferro silicon and CRC (1% each). However, the price of steel (5%), iron castings and pig iron (2% each) and gp/gc sheets, billets, melting scrap, ferro manganese, joist & beams, steel structures and pencil ingots (1% each) declined. The index for Machinery & Machine Tools group rose by 0.1 percent to 135.1 (provisional) from 134.9 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price .....

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inal index stood at -1.06 percent as compared to -0.73 percent (provisional) respectively as reported on 14.01.2016. Next date of press release: 14/04/2016 for the month of March, 2016 Office of Economic Adviser, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, New Delhi, This press release is available at our home page http://eaindustry.nic.in Annexure-I Wholesale Price Index and Rates of Inflation (Base Year: 2004-05=100) Month of February, 2016 Commodities/Major Groups/Groups/Sub-Groups Weight WPI Feb- 2 .....

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38.25 14.50 38.84 Vegetables 1.73553 220.2 -11.43 -23.91 14.82 1.57 15.28 -3.34 Potato 0.20150 152.2 -11.11 0.46 -15.68 0.66 -5.20 -6.28 Onion 0.17794 299.4 4.48 -14.06 41.63 -9.95 25.96 -13.22 Fruits 2.10717 236.1 1.73 2.12 11.17 -3.16 16.84 -1.95 Milk 3.23818 251.7 0.04 0.36 7.52 1.78 7.99 1.74 Egg, Meat & Fish 2.41384 298.4 2.52 0.37 2.02 2.86 1.59 3.47 Non-Food Articles 4.25756 217.9 -0.77 -2.94 -5.47 7.55 -5.64 5.88 Fibres 0.87737 210.1 -3.28 -1.68 -19.58 8.63 -22.69 9.54 Oil Seeds 1.78 .....

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1.25 4.40 Sugar 1.73731 185.2 -2.04 3.81 -3.05 6.13 -2.20 4.16 Edible Oils 3.04293 150.2 -0.61 0.40 -0.61 3.73 -0.82 3.16 Beverages, Tobacco & Tobacco Product 1.76247 207.2 0.45 0.39 3.58 1.97 4.06 2.22 Cotton Textiles 2.60526 155.4 -0.50 0.32 -4.24 -1.46 -2.47 -1.58 Man Made Textiles 2.20573 129.1 -0.08 -0.23 -1.93 -2.64 -1.71 -2.49 Wood & Wood Products 0.58744 195.9 0.11 0.31 1.12 3.27 2.99 3.38 Paper & Paper Products 2.03350 155.5 0.07 -0.13 2.57 1.70 3.56 2.71 Leather & Leath .....

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.78 -11.08 -5.02 -12.49 Machinery & Machine Tools 8.93148 135.1 -0.07 0.15 1.50 0.07 1.81 -0.07 Transport Equipment & Parts 5.21282 138.2 0.15 0.00 0.96 0.66 0.96 0.80 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 Feb-16 Jan-16 Dec-15 Nov-15 Oct-15 Sept-15 ALL COMMODITIES 100.00 -0.91 -0.90 -1.06 -2.04 -3.70 -4.59 PRIMARY ARTICLES 20.12 1.58 4.63 4.58 2 .....

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