AICPI-IW – All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers for April 2016 released

AICPI-IW – All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers for April 2016 releasedAICPI-IW – All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers for April 2016 released by Labour Ministry – Three points increase from March 2014

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DATED:   31st May, 2016

Press Release

Consumer  Price Index for Industrial  Workers  (CPI-IW) – April, 2016

The All-India CPI-IW for April, 2016 increased by 3 points and pegged at 271 (two  hundred  and  seventy  one).  On  l-rnonth  percentage  change,  it  increased  by (+)  1.12 per cent  between  March,  2016 and April,  2016 when  compared  with  the increase of(+)  0.79 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  (+)  2.65  percentage  points  to the  total  change.  At  item  level, Wheat, Arhar Dal, Gram Dal, Masur Dal, Urd Oal, Groundnut Oil, Poultry (Chicken), Milk, Chillies Dry, Chillies Green, Potato, Tomato,  Seasonal Vegetables and Fruits. Tea (Readymade), Sugar, Doctors’  Fee, Petrol, Tailoring Charges, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked  by Rice, Fish Fresh, Garlic, Onion, Soft Coke, Flower/Flower  Garlands, etc., putting downward  pressure on the index.

The year-on-year  inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 5.86 per cent for April, 2016 as compared to 5.51 per cent for the previous month and 5.79 per cent during the corresponding  month of the previous  year.  Similarly, the  Food  inflation stood at 7.55 per cent against 6.16 per cent of the previous  month and 5.30 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Rourkela reported the maximum increase of 10 points followed by  Goa  (8  points),   Angul-Talcher,   Rangapara-Tezpur,   Warrangal,   Sholapur  and Varanasi (7 points each). Among others, 6 points increase was observed in 3 centres,S points in 10 centres,  4 points in 15 centres,   3 points  in 11 centres,  2 points in 11 centres and  1 point  in  11 centres.  On  the  contrary,  Quilon  recorded  a  maximum decrease of 5 points followed by Madurai (3 points), Salem and Rajkot (2 points each) and  Tiruchirapally  and  Ghaziabad  (1  point  each).  Rest  of  the  4  centres’   indices remained stationary.

The  indices  of  35 centres  are  above  All-India  Index  and  other  41 centres’ indices are  below  national  average. The  indices of Vishakhapatnam  and Ludhiana centres remained at par with All-India Index.

The next  issue of CPI-IW  for the month  of May, 2016  will  be released  on Thursday,  30th  June,  2016. The same  will also  be available  on the office website

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