Consumer price inflation for industrial workers rises to 8.33% in April
04 June 2019
Consumer price inflation for industrial workers based on CPI-IW stood at 8.33 per cent in April 2019 compared to 7.67 per cent in the previous month and 3.97 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, food inflation for April 2019 stood at 4.92 per cent against 3.96 per cent of the previous month and 1.33 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.
The all-India CPI-IW for April 2019 increased by 0.35 percentage points year-on-year and by 0.97 per cent between March 2019 and April 2019.
The maximum upward pressure in current index came from food group contributing 2.26 percentage points to the total change. At item level, arhar dal, fish, meat, poultry (chicken), milk, green chillies, garlic, ginger, onion, apple, banana, lemon, brinjal, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, French bean, green coriander leaves, lady's finger, methi, palak, peas, potato, radish, tomato, torai, electricity charges, ornament glass etc are responsible for the increase in the index.
However, this increase was checked by eggs, tamarind, bitter gourd, parval, cucumber, kharbooza, mango (ripe), flowers/ flower garlands etc, putting downward pressure on the index.
At the centre level Rourkela, Howrah and Siliguri reported the maximum increase of 7 points each, followed by Mysore, Munger-Jamalpur and Varanasi (6 points each). Among others, 5 points increase was observed in 8 centres, 4 points in 8 centres, 3 points in 15 centres, 2 points in 23 centres and 1 point each in 10 centres. Indices for the rest of the 8 centres remained stationary.
The indices of 35 centres were above the all-India level and 43 centres indices are below national average.