The inflation rate based on the all-India consumer price index numbers for industrial workers (CPI-IW) increased to 13.91 per cent in May from 13.33 per cent in April.
The all-India consumer price index number for industrial workers (base 2001=100) increased by 2 points and stood at 172 in May 2010.
During May 2010, the index recorded an increase of 6 points in Warrangal centre, 5 points in Guntur centre, 4 points in Chennai centre, 3 points in 16 centres, 2 points in 17 centres and 1 point in 18 centres.
The index decreased by 2 points each in Yamunanagar, Puducherry, Amritsar, Ajmer, Ghaziabad and Varanasi centres and 1 point each in 6 centres, while in the remaining 12 centres the index remained stationary.
The maximum increase of 6 points in Warrangal centre was mainly on account of increase in the prices of moong dal, groundnut oil, eggs (hen), chillies (green), vegetable and fruit items, bidi, bus fare, repair charges, etc.
The increase of 5 points in Guntur centre was due to increase in the prices of rice arhar dal, urad dal, goat meat, vegetables and fruits, firewood, etc and the increase of 4 points in Chennai centre was due to increase in the prices of rice, arhar dal, urad dal, eggs (hen), tamarind, vegetable and fruits, tea (readymade) etc.
The Yamunanagar, Puducherry, Amritsar, Ajmer, Ghaziabad and Varanasi centres, however, reported a decrease of 2 points each due to decrease in the prices of rice, wheat, wheat atta, fish (fresh), onion, vegetables and fruits.
The indices in respect of the six major centres are: Ahmedabad: 165, Bangalore: 182, Chennai: 160, Delhi: 159, Kolkata: 170 and Mumbai: 169.