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Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers for the month April 2017

AICPIN – Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) for the month of April 2017.

Ministry of Labour and Employment Press Release regarding Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers for the month April 2017
No. 5/112017-CPI
GOVERNMENT   OF INDIA
MINISTRY   OF LABOUR   & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU
‘CLEREMONT’,SHIMLA-171004
DATED:  31st May, 2017
Press Release
Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW)  – April, 2017
The All-India  CPI-IW  for April,  2017 increased by 2 points  and pegged  at 277 (two  hundred  and  seventy  seven).  On  1-month  percentage  change,   it  increased  by (+)  0.73  per  cent  between  March,  2017  and  April,  2017  when  compared  with  the increase of (+) 1.12 per cent between the same two months a year ago.
The maximum  upward pressure  to the change in current index came from Food group contributing  (+) 1.21 percentage  points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Goat  Meat,  Milk,  Pure  Ghee,  Onion,  Brinjal,  Cabbage,  Carrot,  Cauliflower,  French Beans,  Gourd,  Green  Coriander  Leaves,  Methi,  Palak,  Peas,  Potato,  Radish,  Banana, Apple,  Husk  Melon,  Lemon,  Mango,  Tea  (Readymade ), Cooking  Gas, Kerosene  Oil, Medicine  (Allopathic),  Toilet Soap,  Barber Charges, Washing Soap, Tailoring  Charges, etc. are responsible  for the increase  in index. However,  this increase  was  checked  by Wheat, Wheat Atta, Arhar Dal, Mustard  Oil, Eggs (Hen), Chillies Dry, Garlic, Lady’s Finger, Parwal, Tomato, Torai, Petrol, Flower/Flower  Garlands, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.
The year-on-year  inflation measured  by monthly  CPI-IW stood at 2.21 per cent for April, 2017 as compared  to 2.61 per cent for the previous month and 5.86 per cent during  the  corresponding   month  of  the  previous  year.  Similarly,  the  Food  inflation stood at 0.67 per cent against  1.71 per cent of the previous  month  and  7.55 per cent during the corresponding  month of the previous year.
At  centre  level,  Tiruchirapally   reported  the  maximum  increase  of  10 points followed  by Marcara  (6 points) and Rourkela,  Doom-Dooma  Tinsukia,  Mariani-Jorhat, Rangapara-Tezpur, Angul-Talcher  and Mundakkayam  (5 points each). Among  others, 4 points increase was observed in 2 centres,  3  points in 17 centres, 2 points  in 12 centres and  1    point  in  14 centres.  On the  contrary,  Himachal  Pradesh  and  Quilon  recorded maximum  decrease  of 5 points each. Among  others, 3  points decrease was observed  in 1   centre, 2 points  in 2 centres and  1   point in 7 centres. Rest of the  13  centres’  indices remained  stationary.
The indices of 34 centres are above All-India Index and other 44 centres’  indices are below national average.
The  next  issue  of  CPI-IW  for  the  month  of May,  2017  will  be  released  on Friday, 30th June, 2017. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.
(S.A. SINGH NEGI)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL

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