Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) October, 2019
The All-India CPI-IW for October, 2019 increased by 3 points and pegged at 325 (three hundred and twenty five).
On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.93 per cent between September, 2019 and October, 2019
when compared with the increase of () 0.33 per cent for the corresponding months of last year
The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came fromFood group contributing (+) 2.85 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Wheat, Wheat Atta, Goat Meat, Milk Buffalo, Milk Cow, Garlic, Onion,Brinjal, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Gourd, Lady’s Finger, Potato, Tomato, Torai,Cooking Gas, Electricity Charges, Medicine (Homeopathic), College Fee, Petrol,etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checkedb Ginger, French Bean, Radish, Apple, Lemon, Orange, Bus Fare, Hair Oil, etc., putting downward pressure on the index
The year-on-year inflation based on CPI-IW stood at 7.62 per cent for October, 2019 as compared to 6.98 per cent for the previous month and 5.23 percent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 8.60 per cent against 7.05 per cent of the previous month and (+) 0.95 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year At centre level Varanasi and Jamshedpur observed the maximum increase
of 12 points each followed by Munger-Jamalpur and Chhindwara (11 points each) and Jabalpur (9 points). Among others, 8 points increase was observed in 2centres, 7 points in 4 centres, 6 points in 4 centres, 5 points in 12 centres, 4 points in 6 centres, 3 points in 15 centres, 2 points in 11 centres and 1 point in 10 centres. On the contrary, Goa recorded a maximum decrease of 4 pointsfollowed by Tiruchirapally, Ajmer and Delhi (2 points each). Rest of the 5centres’ indices remained stationary
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The indices of 32 centres are above All-India Index and 44 centres indices are below national average. The indices of Ernakulam and Warrangal centres remained at par with All-India Index.
The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of November, 2019 will bereleased on Tuesday, 31st December, 2019. The same will also be available on