Consumer price inflation for industrial workers up at 6.49% in September

The annual rate of inflation for industrial workers based on the All-India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) for September 2022 stood at 6.49 per cent compared to 5.85 per cent for the previous month and 4.40 per cent during the corresponding month a year before. 

Similarly, food price inflation stood at 7.76 per cent against 6.46 per cent of the previous month and 2.26 per cent during the corresponding month a year ago.
The maximum upward pressure in current index came from food and beverages group contributing 0.68 percentage points to the total change. 
At item level, rice, wheat atta,  buffalo milk, dairy milk, poultry/chicken, carrot, cauliflower, green coriander leaves, onion, potato, tomato, vada, idli, dosa etc are responsible for the rise in the index. However, this increase was largely offset by lower prices of fish, palm oil, mustard oil, sunflower oil, soyabeen oil, apple, asafoetida, orange, gourd (lauki) etc.
At centre level, Bhavnagar recorded a maximum increase of 4.5 points. Among others, 6 centres recorded increases between 3 and 3.9 points, 10 centres between 2 and 2.9 points, 24 centres between 1 and 1.9 points and 30 centres between 0.1 and 0.9 points. On the contrary, Chindwara, Ahmedabad and Shilong recorded a maximum decrease of 0.6 points each. Among others, 8 centers recorded decreases between 0.1 and 0.9 points. For the remaining of six centers, the index remained stationary.