Consumer price inflation for industrial workers up 1.99% in January
01 March 2019
Consumer price inflation for industrial workers (CPI-IW) stood at 6.60 per cent in January 2019, compared to 5.24 per cent in the previous month and 5.11 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.
Similarly, food inflation for January 2019 stood at 0.97 per cent against (-) 0.96 per cent in the previous month and 3.36 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.
Consumer price inflation for industrial workers, based on the all-India consumer price index for industrial workers (CPI-IW) increased by 1.99 per cent between December 2018 and January 2019, official data released today showed.
Consumer price inflation for industrial workers had increased by 0.70 per cent in the corresponding period last year.
The maximum upward pressure to the change in current inflation rate came from housing group, which added 5.16 percentage points to the total change. Item wise, wheat, arhar dal, fish, goat meat, coconut, lady's finger, tomato, flowers/flower garlands, etc contributed to the increase in index.
This increase, however, was checked by onion, brinjal, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, gourd, peas, potato, cooking gas, electricity charges etc, putting downward pressure on the index.
Centre-wise, Nagpur reported the maximum increase of 21 points followed by Nasik (17 points), Amritsar, Quilon, Jharia (13 points each) and Jaipur (12 points). Among others, 11 points increase was observed in 3 centres, 10 points in 7 centres, 9 points in 3 centres, 8 points in 5 centres, 6 points in 9 centres, 5 points in 6 centres, 4 points in 7 centres, 3 points in 7 centres, 2 points in 7 centres and 1 point each in 6 centres.
On the contrary, Darjeeling recorded a maximum decrease of 4 points followed by Siliguri (3 points). Among others, 2 points decrease was observed in 4 centres and 1 point each in 2 centres. Indices for the remaining 4 centres' remained unchanged.
The indices of 35 centres are above All-India Index and 42 centres' indices are below national average. The index of Rourkela centre remained at par with all-India index.