GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
DATED: the 31st December, 2013
Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – November, 2013
The All-India CPI-IW for November, 2013 rose by 2 points and pegged at 243 (two hundred and forty three). On I-month percentage change, it increased by 0.83 per cent between October and November compared with 0.46 per cent between the same two months a year ago.
The largest upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing 2.23 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Wheat, Wheat Atta, Milk, Pure Ghee, Garlic, Potato, Tomato and other Vegetable items, Tea Readymade, etc. are responsible for the rise in index. However, this was compensated to sonic extent by Groundnut Oil, Fish Fresh, Poultry. Onion. Ginger, Electric Charges, Medicine (Allopathic), Petrol, putting downward pressure on the index.
The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 11.47 per cent for November, 2013 as compared to 11.06 per cent for the previous month and 9.55 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 16.17 per cent against 15.02 per cent of the previous month and 10.85 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.
At centre level, Bokaro recorded the highest increase of 11 points followed by Giridih, Kodarnia and Angul-Talcher (9 points each), Munger-Jamalpur (8 points) and Rourkela. Sholapur and Raniganj (7 points each). Among others, 6 points rise was registered in 5 centres, 5 points in 5 centres, 4 points in 8 centres, 3 points in 15 centres. 2 points in 14 centres and 1 point in 12 centres. On the contrary, Surat centre reported a decline of 6 points followed by Amritsar, Bhavnagar and Vadodara (4 point each), Coonoor and Nagpur (2 points each) and Ahmedabad centre 1point. Rest of the 4 centres’ indices remained stationary.
The indices of 40 centres are above All-India Index and other 38 centres’ indices are below national average.
The next index of CPI-IW for the month of December, 2013 will be released on Friday, 31 January, 2014. The same will also be available on the office website www. labourbureau.gov. in.