Consumer price inflation for industrial workers eases to 5.45% in April
29 May 2020
Consumer price inflation for industrial workers (CPI-IW) based on the consumer price index for industrial workers (CPI-IW) eased to 5.45 per cent in April 2020 from 8.33 per cent in the same month a year ago, mainly due to lower prices of certain food items and petrol, official data showed. "
Year-on-year inflation based on all items stood at 5.45 per cent for April 2020 as compared to 5.50 per cent for the previous month and 8.33 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year, a labour ministry release showed.
Similarly, food inflation stood at 6.56 per cent against 6.67 per cent of the previous month and 4.92 per cent during the corresponding month a year ago.
The all-India consumer price inflation for industrial workers (CPI-IW) for April, 2020 increased by 0.92 per cent between March and April 2020 compared to 0.97 per cent between the corresponding months of previous year.
The maximum upward pressure in current index came from food group contributing 2.43 percentage points to the total change. At item level, rice, wheat, atta, arhar dal, moong dal, mustard oil, fish, goat meat, poultry, brinjal, cabbage, cauliflower, French beans, coriander leaves, lady’s finger, palak, potato, radish, tomato, banana, lemon, mango (ripe), sugar, cooking gas etc are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by garlic, onion, parval, petrol, flowers/flower garlands etc, putting downward pressure on the index.
At centre level, Doom-Dooma Tinsukia recorded the maximum increase of 14 points, followed by Salem (12 points) and Surat (10 points). Among others, 9 points increase was observed in 2 centres, 8 points in another 2 centres, 7 points in 3 centres, 6 points in 2 centres, 5 points in 5 centres, 4 points in another 5 centres, 3 points in 11 centres, 2 points in 10 centres and 1 point in 18 centres.
On the contrary, Chhindwara, Vadodara, Bhilai, Yamunanagar and Jamshedpur recorded a decrease of 1 point each. Rest of 12 centres’ indices remained stationary.
The indices of 33 centres are above all-India index and 44 centres’ indices are below national average. The index for Rourkela centre remained at par with the all-India index.