Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) November 2013
According to a press release issued by the Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment the All-India CPI-IW for November, 2013 rose by 2 points and pegged at 243(two hundred and forty three). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.83 per cent between October and Novembert compared with 0.46 per cent between the same two months a year ago.
The largest upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing 2.23 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Wheat, Wheat Atta Milk, Pure Ghee, Garlic, Potato, Tomato and other vegetable items, Tea Readymade etc. are responsible for the rise in index. However, this was compensated to some extent by Groundnut Oil, Fish Fresh, Poultry, Onion, Ginger, Electric Charges, Medicine (Allopathic), Petrol, putting downward pressure on the index.
The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 11.47 per cent for November, 2013, as compared to 11.06 per cent for the previous month and 9.55 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 16.17 per cent against 15.02 per cent of the previous month and 10.85 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.
At centre level, Bokaro recorded the highest increase of 11 points each followed by Giridih, Kodarma and Angul-Talcher (9 points each), Munger-Jamalpur (8 points) and Rourkela, Sholapurand Raniganj (7 points each). Among others, 6 points rise was registered in 5 centres, 5 points in 5 centres, 4 points in 8 centres, 3 points in 15 centres, 2 points in 14 centres and 1 point in 12 centres. On the contrary, Surat centre reported a decline of 6 points followed by Amritsar, Bhavnagar and Vadodara (4 points each), Coonoor and Nagpur (2 points each) and Ahmedabad centre I point. Rest of the 4 centres’ indices remained stationary.
The indices of 40 centres are above All-India Index and other 38 centres’ indices are below national average. The index of Tiruchirapally centre remained at par with all-India index.
The next index of CPI-IW for the month of December, 2013 will be released on Thursday, 31 January, 2014. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureau.gov.in.