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Index Numbers of Wholesale Price in India (Base: 2011-12=100) Review for the month of January, 2018

News and Press Release - Dated:- 15-2-2018 - The official Wholesale Price Index for All Commodities (Base: 2011-12=100) for the month of January, 2018 rose by 0.1 percent to 115.8 (provisional) from 115.7 (provisional) for the previous month. INFLATION The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, stood at 2.84% (provisional) for the month of January, 2018 (over January, 2017) as compared to 3.58% (provisional) for the previous month and 4.26% during the corresponding month of the previous .....

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and items which showed variations during the month are as follows:- The index for Food Articles group declined by 2.4 percent to 140.6 (provisional) from 144.1 (provisional) for the previous month due to lower price of gram and fruits & vegetables (10% each), urad and ragi (5% each), masur, rajma and jowar (3% each), bajra (2%) and maize, barley, poultry chicken and peas/chawali (1% each). However, the price of betel leaves (4%), fish-inland, egg, condiments & spices and arhar (2% each) .....

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ulture (3% each) and linseed, niger seed and cotton seed (1% each) declined. The index for Minerals group declined by 0.3 percent to 121.9 (provisional) from 122.3 (provisional) for the previous month due to lower price of manganese ore (15%) and chromite (7%). However, the price of sillimanite (10%), iron ore (3%), lead concentrate and zinc concentrate (2% each) and phosphorite (1%) moved up. The index for Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas group rose by 0.3 percent to 78.3 (provisional) from 78 .....

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e of non-coking coal (6%). However, the price of coking coal (3%) declined. The index for Mineral Oils group rose by 1.4 percent to 88.2 (provisional) from 87.0 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of HSD(3%), kerosene (2%) and furnace oil, bitumen, petrol, naphtha and ATF (1% each). However, the price of petroleum coke (2%) and LPG (1%) declined. The index for Electricity group declined by 3.5 percent to 102.4 (provisional) from 106.1 (provisional) for the previous month due .....

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meats, preserved/processed (3% each), processing & preserving of fish, crustaceans & molluscs & products thereof, manufacture of macaroni, noodles, couscous & similar farinaceous products, gur, chicken/duck, dressed-fresh/frozen, castor oil, bagasse, buffalo meat, fresh/frozen and groundnut oil (2% each) and rice bran oil, condensed milk, processed tea, ghee, powder milk, spices (including mixed spices), processing & preserving of fruit & vegetables, manufacture of proce .....

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l) for the previous month due to higher price of wine (2%) and aerated drinks/soft drinks (incl. soft drink concentrates) (1%). However, the price of rectified spirit (2%) and bottled mineral water (1%) declined. The index for Manufacture of Tobacco Products group declined by 0.5 percent to 151.3 (provisional) from 152.1 (provisional) for the previous month due to lower price of other tobacco products (4%). However, the price of cigarette (3%) and biri (2%) moved up. The index for Manufacture of .....

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ther (2%) and canvas shoes and chrome tanned leather (1% each) declined. The index for Manufacture of Wood and of Products of Wood and Cork group rose by 0.4 percent to 130.8 (provisional) from 130.3 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of wooden block-compressed or not (7%), lamination wooden sheets/veneer sheets and wood cutting, processed/sized (2% each). However, the price of wooden box/crate and timber/wooden plank, sawn/resawn (2% each) declined. The index for Manufactu .....

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duction of Recorded Media group rose by 0.6 percent to 144.6 (provisional) from 143.7 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of hologram (3d) (4%), printed labels/posters/calendars (2%) and printed books, newspaper and printed form & schedule (1% each). The index for Manufacture of Chemicals and Chemical Products group rose by 0.9 percent to 113.8 (provisional) from 112.8 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of carbon black (12%), acetic acid and its der .....

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h) and hydrogen peroxide, polyethylene, mixed fertilizer, phthalic anhydride, ethylene oxide, organic chemicals, other petrochemical intermediates, dye stuff/dyes incl. dye intermediates and pigments/colours, oleoresin, powder coating material, explosive, insecticide and pesticide, plasticizer, sodium silicate, organic solvent, other inorganic chemicals, soda ash/washing soda and poly vinyl chloride (pvc) (1% each). However, the price of tooth paste/tooth powder (5%), shampoo (4%) and detergent .....

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reof (4%), vials/ampoule, glass, empty or filled (3%), ayurvedic medicaments (2%) and api & formulations of vitamins (1%). However, the price of anti cancer drugs (4%), antidiabetic drug excluding insulin (i.e. tolbutam) (3%), simvastatin (2%) and antioxidants, antipyretic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory formulations and antiseptics and disinfectants (1% each) moved up. The index for Manufacture of Rubber and Plastics Products group rose by 0.3 percent to 107.8 (provisional) from 107.5 (provis .....

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e price of tooth brush (3%), 2/3 wheeler tyre, processed rubber, rubber components & parts and tractor tyre (2% each) and polypropylene film, elastic webbing, plastic box/container, acrylic/plastic sheet, solid rubber tyres/wheels and plastic tape (1% each) declined. The index for Manufacture of other Non-Metallic Mineral Products group rose by 2.2 percent to 114.0 (provisional) from 111.6 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of graphite rod (44%), porcelain sanitary ware .....

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105.8 (provisional) from 102.0 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of MS bright bars (21%), sponge iron/direct reduced iron (DRI) (11%), angles, channels, sections, steel (coated/not) (10%), alloy steel wire rods (8%), MS pencil ingots (6%), hot rolled (HR) coils & sheets, including narrow strip and cold rolled (CR) coils & sheets, including narrow strip (5% each), gp/gc sheet, MS wire rods and mild steel (MS) blooms (4% each), zinc metal/zinc blocks, pig iron and a .....

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Products, Except Machinery and Equipment group rose by 0.9 percent to 111.9 (provisional) from 110.9 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of iron/steel hinges (5%), bolts, screws, nuts & nails of iron & steel and pressure cooker (4% each), stainless steel utensils (3%), forged steel rings, steel structures, steel container and metal cutting tools & accessories (2% each) and electrical stamping- laminated or otherwise, steel pipes, tubes & poles, hose pipes in .....

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(1% each). However, the price of sunglasses (3%) and electro-diagnostic apparatus, used in medical, surgical, dental or veterinary sciences (2%) declined. The index for Manufacture of Electrical Equipment group rose by 0.1 percent to 110.1 (provisional) from 110.0 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of jelly filled cables (9%), solenoid valve (8%), pvc insulated cable, rotor/magneto rotor assembly, AC motor, aluminium/alloy conductor and fan (2% each) and meter panel, copper .....

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d by 1.0 percent to 108.1 (provisional) from 109.2 (provisional) for the previous month due to lower price of agricultural tractors (13%), conveyors-non-roller type and pressure vessel & tank for fermentation & other food processing (6% each), separator (5%) and machinery used in the milling industry, chillers, gasket kit, hydraulic equipment, furnaces & ovens, excavator and sugar machinery (1% each). However, the price of cranes (13%), road roller (3%), open end spinning machinery, .....

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t to 110.7 (provisional) from 110.3 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of seat for motor vehicles (14%), head lamp (2%) and cylinder liners, wheels/wheels & parts, filter element, radiators & coolers and chain (1% each). However, the price of brake pad/brake liner/brake block/brake rubber, others (4%), crankshaft and shafts of all kinds (2% each) and engine (1%) declined. The index for Manufacture of other Transport Equipment group rose by 1.0 percent to 111.7 (prov .....

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Manufacturing group declined by 6.7 percent to 104.2 (provisional) from 111.7 (provisional) for the previous month due to lower price of gold & gold ornaments (7%). However, the price of stringed musical instruments (incl. santoor, guitars, etc.) (4%) and playing cards (1%) moved up. WPI FOOD INDEX (Weight 24.38%) The rate of inflation based on WPI Food Index consisting of Food Articles from Primary Articles group and Food Product from Manufactured Products group decreased from 2.91% in Dece .....

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th of January, 2018 Commodities/Major Groups/Groups/Sub-Groups Weight WPI January- 2018 Latest month over month Build up from March Year on year 2016-17 2017-18 2016-17 2017-18 2016-17 2017-18 ALL COMMODITIES 100.00 115.8 0.81 0.09 4.55 2.30 4.26 2.84 PRIMARY ARTICLES 22.62 129.7 -0.08 -1.52 3.01 2.05 1.93 2.37 Food Articles 15.26 140.6 -0.80 -2.43 2.32 2.18 0.29 3.00 Cereals 2.82 143.4 -0.27 0.77 8.45 -1.24 8.45 -1.98 Paddy 1.43 150.4 -0.28 1.08 6.36 1.83 5.89 4.59 Wheat 1.03 140.8 -0.66 1.00 1 .....

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0 20.58 -1.20 18.23 1.73 Oil Seeds 1.12 132.7 0.08 2.71 -0.84 3.11 -3.91 2.00 Minerals 0.83 121.9 -0.62 -0.33 -2.16 6.18 14.47 7.78 FUEL & POWER 13.15 96.9 5.32 0.41 21.70 3.53 16.67 4.08 LPG 0.64 91.0 0.26 -0.76 8.74 -2.78 -10.39 19.89 Petrol 1.60 83.6 8.54 0.97 43.90 1.58 29.06 1.21 HSD 3.10 89.3 7.89 2.53 51.91 5.18 46.06 7.07 MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS 64.23 114.7 0.45 0.61 2.57 2.14 3.33 2.78 Manufacture of Food Products 9.12 126.8 0.23 -0.47 9.31 -0.39 10.73 -0.94 Manufacture of Vegetable A .....

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.62 0.62 0.54 Manufacture of Paper and Paper Products 1.11 121.4 0.09 2.53 1.51 4.93 1.24 6.03 Manufacture of Chemicals and Chemical Products 6.47 113.8 0.45 0.89 -0.18 1.88 -0.09 2.80 Manufacture of Rubber and Plastics Products 2.30 107.8 0.37 0.28 2.17 -0.92 2.75 -0.46 Manufacture of other Non-Metallic Mineral Products 3.20 114.0 0.00 2.15 -0.82 4.30 -0.82 4.68 Manufacture of Cement, Lime and Plaster 1.64 114.0 -0.18 0.62 0.46 4.30 0.64 4.30 Manufacture of Basic Metals 9.65 105.8 1.08 3.73 5.0 .....

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Sep-17 Aug-17 ALL COMMODITIES 100.00 2.84 3.58 4.02 3.68 3.14 3.24 PRIMARY ARTICLES 22.62 2.37 3.86 5.59 3.72 0.69 2.97 Food Articles 15.26 3.00 4.72 6.41 4.30 2.04 5.82 Cereals 2.82 -1.98 -3.00 -2.13 -0.07 -0.07 0.21 Paddy 1.43 4.59 3.19 2.90 3.10 2.83 2.70 Wheat 1.03 -6.94 -8.47 -5.75 -1.99 -1.71 -1.44 Pulses 0.64 -30.43 -34.60 -35.52 -31.10 -24.26 -28.79 Vegetables 1.87 40.77 56.46 59.87 36.67 15.41 44.84 Potato 0.28 8.68 -8.40 -40.73 -44.29 -46.78 -43.95 Onion 0.16 193.89 197.05 178.19 127. .....

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