GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
DATED: 29th July, 2016
Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – June, 2016
The All-India CPI-IW for June, 2016 increased by 2 points and pegged at 277 (two hundred and seventy seven). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.73 per cent between May, 2016 and June, 2016 when compared with the increase of (+) 1.16 per cent between the same two months a year ago.
The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 2.51 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Wheat, Besan, Black Gram, Gram Dal, Groundnut Oil, Eggs (Hen), Goat meat, Poultry (Chicken), Milk, Garlic, Onion, Tomato, Potato Brinjal, Cabbage, other seasonal Vegetables, Tea Leaf, Doctors’ Fee, Petrol, Repair Charges, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Arhar Dal, Fish Fresh, Coconut, Mango (Ripe), Electricity Charges, putting downward pressure on the index.
The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 6.13 per cent for June, 2016 as compared to 6.59 per cent for the previous month and 6.10 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 8.33 per cent against 8.48 per cent of the previous month and 6.67 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.
At centre level, Mercara reported the maximum increase of 13 points followed by Vadodara (12 points), Darjeeling and Ahmedabad (10 points each), Bhavnagar (9 points) and Nagpur (8 points). Among others, 7 points increase was observed in 2 centres, 6 points in 5 centres, 5 points in 5 centres, 4 points in 5 centres, 3 points in 12 centres, 2 points in 15 centres and I point in 14 centres. On the contrary, Quilon recorded a maximum decrease of 6 points followed by Chennai (4 points), Salem (3 points) and Coonoor (2 points). Among others, 1 point decrease was observed in 3 centres. Rest of the 7 centres’ indices remained stationary.
The indices of 34 centres are above All-India Index and other 44 centres’ indices are below national average.
The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of July, 2016 will be released on Wednesday, 31st August, 2016. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.
(SHYAM SINGH NEGI)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL