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Index Numbers of Wholesale Price in India Review for the month of June 2015

Date : 14 Jul 2015
Location : New Delhi
 

Index Numbers of Wholesale Price in India (Base: 2004-05=100) Review for the month of June, 2015

The official Wholesale Price Index for ‘All Commodities’ (Base: 2004-05=100) for the month of June, 2015 rose by 0.5 percent to 178.6 (provisional) from 177.7 (provisional) for the previous month.

INFLATION

The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, stood at -2.40% (provisional) for the month of June, 2015 (over June, 2014) as compared to -2.36% (provisional) for the previous month and 5.66% during the corresponding month of the previous year. Build up inflation rate in the financial year so far was 1.42% compared to a build up rate of 1.50% in the corresponding period of the previous year.

Inflation for important commodities / commodity groups is indicated in Annex-1 and Annex-II.

The movement of the index for the various commodity groups is summarized below:-

PRIMARY ARTICLES (Weight 20.12%)

The index for this major group rose by 1.4 percent to 248.4 (provisional) from 244.9 (provisional) for the previous month. The groups and items which showed variations during the month are as follows:-

The index for ‘Food Articles’ group rose by 1.3 percent to 257.3 (provisional) from 253.9 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of arhar (11%), poultry chicken, masur, urad and gram (9% each), tea (7%), moong and egg (6 % each), condiments & spices and fruits & vegetables (4% each), fish-marine (3%), maize (2%) and rice and coffee (1% each).

However, the price of fish-inland (13%), barley, bajra and wheat (2% each) and beef & buffalo meat, jowar and ragi (1% each) declined.

The index for ‘Non-Food Articles’ group rose by 2.2 percent to 218.5 (provisional) from 213.9 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of niger seed (16%), raw jute (15%), sugarcane and gingelly seed (7% each), safflower (kardi seed), raw rubber and groundnut seed (5% each), rape & mustard seed, raw wool, castor seed and cotton seed (4% each), fodder (3%) and sunflower and mesta (1% each). However, the price of copra (coconut) and soyabean (6% each) and raw cotton (1%) declined.

The index for ‘Minerals’ group rose by 0.3 percent to 248.5 (provisional) from 247.7 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of sillimanite (17%), crude petroleum (3%), copper ore (2%) and chromite (1%). However, the price of manganese ore (8%), magnesite (7%), barytes (6%), iron ore (4%) and zinc concentrate and phosphorite (1% each) declined.

FUEL & POWER (Weight 14.91%)

The index for this major group rose by 0.6 percent to 191.0 (provisional) from 189.8 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of aviation turbine fuel (9%), petrol (2%) and kerosene, lignite, high speed diesel and bitumen (1% each).

MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS (Weight 64.97%)

The index for this major group rose by 0.1 percent to 154.2 (provisional) from 154.1 (provisional) for the previous month. The groups and items for which the index showed variations during the month are as follows:-

The index for ‘Food Products’ group rose by 0.8 percent to 173.1 (provisional) from 171.7 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of gram powder (besan) (17%), tea leaf (blended) and tea leaf (unblended) (13% each), mustard & rapeseed oil (6%), oil cakes and cotton seed oil (5% each), gur (4%), groundnut oil (3%), sunflower oil (2%) and processed prawn, sugar confectionary and ghee (1% each). However, the price of gingelly oil (6%), mixed spices (5%), bakery products (4%), sugar (3%), khandsari (2%) and sooji (rawa), wheat flour (atta) and maida (1% each) declined.

The index for ‘Beverages, Tobacco & Tobacco Products’ group rose by 1.8 percent to 206.7 (provisional) from 203.0 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of cigarette (5%), zarda and beer (2% each) and bidi (1%). However, the price of rectified spirit (1%) declined.

The index for ‘Textiles’ group rose by 0.6 percent to 140.9 (provisional) from 140.1 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of gunny and hessian cloth and man made fibre (3% each) and man made fabric and cotton fabric (1% each). However, the price of tyre cord fabric (4%), jute yarn (3%) and jute sacking cloth (1%) declined.

The index for ‘Wood & Wood Products’ group rose by 1.8 percent to 196.3 (provisional) from 192.9 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of plywood & fibre board (4%).

The index for ‘Paper & Paper Products’ group rose by 0.1 percent to 152.9 (provisional) from 152.8 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of kraft paper & bags (1%). However, the price of newsprint (4%) declined.

The index for ‘Leather & Leather Products’ group rose by 1.3 percent to 145.3 (provisional) from 143.5 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of leathers (4%) and leather footwear (1%).

The index for ‘Rubber & Plastic Products’ group rose by 0.4 percent to 149.4 (provisional) from 148.8 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of plastic products and tubes (1% each).

The index for ‘Chemicals & Chemical Products’ group rose by 0.3 percent to 151.4 (provisional) from 150.9 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of non-cyclic compound (6%) and vitamins, washing soap, rubber chemicals, washing powder, organic manure, basic inorganic chemicals and toilet soap (1% each). However, the price of ammonium sulphate (5%), antacid and digestive preparations (4%) and paints and turpentine oil (1% each) declined.

The index for ‘Non-Metallic Mineral Products’ group declined by 0.6 percent to 175.8 (provisional) from 176.9 (provisional) for the previous month due to lower price of marbles (6%), slag cement (4%) and bricks & tiles and glass bottles & bottleware (1% each). However, the price of railway sleeper (2%) moved up.

The index for ‘Basic Metals, Alloys & Metal Products’ group declined by 1.9 percent to 158.7 (provisional) from 161.8 (provisional) for the previous month due to lower price of copper products (other than wire) (13%), steel rods (12%), ferro manganese (4%), wire rods, HRC, pig iron and CRC (3% each), aluminium, melting scrap, billets, rounds, angles, sponge iron, iron castings, plates and silver (2% each) and pencil ingots, sheets, ferro chrome, nuts/bolts/screw/ washers, gp/gc sheets, rebars, steel castings, joist & beams and steel: pipes & tubes (1% each).

The index for ‘Machinery & Machine Tools’ group rose by 0.1 percent to 135.0 (provisional) from 134.9 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of industrial furnaces (4%), insulators (3%) and t.v.sets, pvc insulated cable and ball/roller bearing (1% each). However, the price of electric switch gears and fibre optic cable (2% each) and electric motors (1%) declined.

The index for ‘Transport, Equipment & Parts’ group rose by 0.1 percent to 137.7 (provisional) from 137.6 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of bi-cycles (2%) and railway brake gear (1%). However, the price of shafts (all kinds) (2%) and railway axle & wheel (1%) declined.

FINAL INDEX FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL, 2015 (BASE YEAR: 2004-05=100)

For the month of April, 2015, the final Wholesale Price Index for ‘All Commodities’ (Base: 2004-05=100) stood at 176.4 as compared to 176.0 (provisional) and annual rate of inflation based on final index stood at -2.43 percent as compared to -2.65 percent (provisional) respectively as reported on 14.05.2015.

Next date of press release: 14/08/2015 for the month of July, 2015

Office of Economic Adviser, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, New Delhi,

This press release is available at our home page http://eaindustry.nic.in


Annexure-I

Wholesale Price Index and Rates of Inflation (Base Year: 2004-05=100)

Month of June, 2015

Commodities/Major Groups/Groups/Sub-Groups

Weight

WPI June, 2015

Latest month over

month

Build up from March

Year on year

2014-15

2015-16

2014-15

2015-16

2014-15

2015-16

ALL COMMODITIES

100.00000

178.6

0.55

0.51

1.50

1.42

5.66

-2.40

PRIMARY ARTICLES

20.11815

248.4

1.42

1.43

4.55

3.93

7.01

-0.76

Food Articles

14.33709

257.3

2.25

1.34

6.61

3.21

8.32

2.88

Cereals

3.37323

230.9

0.65

0.35

0.35

-0.09

5.60

-0.43

Rice

1.79348

236.9

1.39

1.41

3.88

1.41

10.24

-1.74

Wheat

1.11595

210.4

-0.34

-1.45

-5.09

-2.37

0.88

1.64

Pulses

0.71662

308.9

-0.04

8.77

1.49

19.82

0.61

33.67

Vegetables

1.73553

253.6

15.34

13.47

37.55

16.97

-5.44

-7.07

Potato

0.20150

148.7

10.54

9.50

62.20

-1.65

46.46

-52.40

Onion

0.17794

356.1

15.90

14.10

23.32

7.10

-11.41

18.54

Fruits

2.10717

245.9

-2.47

-3.53

5.63

0.86

22.42

7.47

Milk

3.23818

249.9

1.71

0.12

3.26

1.05

10.82

5.18

Egg, Meat & Fish

2.41384

286.3

1.14

-1.99

3.61

-1.31

10.20

-2.25

Non-Food Articles

4.25756

218.5

-1.19

2.15

-0.69

7.85

3.40

1.06

Fibres

0.87737

210.4

-0.46

0.53

-0.84

8.79

3.55

-11.04

Oil Seeds

1.78051

217.6

-2.53

1.02

2.46

6.46

4.79

2.59

Minerals

1.52350

248.5

0.29

0.32

0.43

2.14

4.87

-28.39

FUEL & POWER

14.91021

191.0

0.09

0.63

-0.89

1.60

9.04

-10.03

Liquefied petroleum gas

0.91468

163.0

-0.41

0.06

-3.17

0.18

6.74

-4.73

Petrol

1.09015

176.8

0.05

1.84

-2.39

7.09

9.02

-9.70

High speed diesel

4.67020

207.3

1.25

0.97

1.73

2.02

13.62

-11.86

MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS

64.97164

154.2

0.19

0.06

0.78

0.19

3.95

-0.77

Food Products

9.97396

173.1

0.29

0.82

2.48

1.76

3.34

-0.12

Sugar

1.73731

167.4

0.11

-3.01

3.60

-4.07

-0.68

-11.89

Edible Oils

3.04293

149.2

-0.55

1.98

-0.96

3.04

-0.75

2.83

Beverages, Tobacco & Tobacco Product

1.76247

206.7

0.25

1.82

1.23

1.72

9.03

4.34

Cotton Textiles

2.60526

157.3

-0.06

0.32

1.39

-0.25

8.57

-5.92

Man Made Textiles

2.20573

134.4

0.15

2.52

0.22

1.36

5.54

-0.67

Wood & Wood Products

0.58744

196.3

0.00

1.76

-0.27

3.48

6.50

5.03

Paper & Paper Products

2.03350

152.9

0.07

0.07

1.29

0.00

6.41

2.27

Leather & Leather Products

0.83509

145.3

1.04

1.25

-0.14

2.11

3.99

-0.34

Rubber & Plastic Products

2.98697

149.4

0.20

0.40

0.13

0.74

4.75

-0.47

Chemicals & Chemical Products

12.01770

151.4

0.13

0.33

0.46

0.33

4.86

-1.24

Non-Metallic Mineral Products

2.55597

175.8

0.66

-0.62

0.90

-1.62

1.50

4.02

Cement & Lime

1.38646

172.0

1.04

-0.46

0.85

-3.21

-3.05

3.93

Basic Metals Alloys & Metal Product

10.74785

158.7

0.00

-1.92

-0.42

-1.98

2.71

-4.91

Iron & Semis

1.56301

145.8

0.50

-1.62

1.51

-2.08

5.70

-9.61

Machinery & Machine Tools

8.93148

135.0

0.52

0.07

0.98

0.00

2.91

0.37

Transport Equipment & Parts

5.21282

137.7

0.22

0.07

0.22

0.29

2.48

1.18

Annexure-II

Trend of Rate of Inflation for some important items during last six months

Commodities/Major Groups/Groups/Sub-Groups

Weight (%)

Rate of Inflation for the last six months

June-15

May-15

Apr-15

Mar-15

Feb-15

Jan-15

ALL COMMODITIES

100.00

-2.40

-2.36

-2.43

-2.33

-2.17

-0.95

PRIMARY ARTICLES

20.12

-0.76

-0.77

0.50

-0.17

1.01

1.38

Food Articles

14.34

2.88

3.80

5.90

6.27

7.83

8.00

Cereals

3.37

-0.43

-0.13

0.35

0.00

1.13

1.70

Rice

1.79

-1.74

-1.77

-0.04

0.65

3.28

4.00

Wheat

1.12

1.64

2.79

1.65

-1.19

-2.40

-1.63

Pulses

0.72

33.67

22.84

15.47

13.22

14.50

12.56

Vegetables

1.74

-7.07

-5.54

-1.32

9.27

15.28

18.63

Potato

0.20

-52.40

-51.95

-41.05

-21.50

-5.20

-8.01

Onion

0.18

18.54

20.41

29.97

36.49

25.96

-3.34

Fruits

2.11

7.47

8.65

15.09

12.56

16.84

16.95

Milk

3.24

5.18

6.85

7.42

7.48

7.99

9.57

Egg, Meat & Fish

2.41

-2.25

0.86

4.01

2.62

1.59

-1.26

Non-Food Articles

4.26

1.06

-2.24

-2.90

-6.94

-5.64

-4.16

Fibres

0.88

-11.04

-11.91

-13.77

-18.91

-22.69

-19.06

Oil Seeds

1.78

2.59

-1.01

-1.52

-1.26

-0.20

0.54

Minerals

1.52

-28.39

-28.41

-28.62

-29.58

-29.55

-30.42

FUEL & POWER

14.91

-10.03

-10.51

-12.98

-12.23

-14.77

-11.02

Liquefied petroleum gas

0.91

-4.73

-5.18

-6.06

-7.92

-8.86

-7.65

Petrol

1.09

-9.70

-11.29

-17.32

-17.70

-21.80

-17.43

High speed diesel

4.67

-11.86

-11.62

-14.99

-12.11

-17.59

-11.43

MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS

64.97

-0.77

-0.64

-0.45

-0.19

0.26

1.05

Food Products

9.97

-0.12

-0.64

-1.05

0.59

1.25

2.02

Sugar

1.74

-11.89

-9.06

-8.76

-4.85

-2.20

-1.63

Edible Oils

3.04

2.83

0.27

-1.23

-1.16

-0.82

-0.41

Beverages, Tobacco & Tobacco Product

1.76

4.34

2.73

2.94

3.83

4.06

3.91

Cotton Textiles

2.61

-5.92

-6.28

-4.77

-4.37

-2.47

-0.63

Man Made Textiles

2.21

-0.67

-2.96

-1.71

-1.78

-1.71

-1.49

Wood & Wood Products

0.59

5.03

3.21

1.69

1.23

2.99

4.24

Paper & Paper Products

2.03

2.27

2.28

2.74

3.59

3.56

3.70

Leather & Leather Products

0.84

-0.34

-0.55

-1.45

-2.53

-2.34

-1.25

Rubber & Plastic Products

2.99

-0.47

-0.67

-1.07

-1.07

-0.74

0.13

Chemicals & Chemical Products

12.02

-1.24

-1.44

-1.37

-1.11

-0.79

0.46

Non-Metallic Mineral Products

2.56

4.02

5.36

6.96

6.69

5.26

5.23

Cement & Lime

1.39

3.93

5.49

7.68

8.29

5.20

4.44

Basic Metals Alloys & Metal Product

10.75

-4.91

-3.06

-3.06

-3.40

-2.21

-0.96

Iron & Semis

1.56

-9.61

-7.66

-5.66

-6.29

-5.02

-2.42

Machinery & Machine Tools

8.93

0.37

0.82

1.05

1.35

1.81

2.19

Transport Equipment & Parts

5.21

1.18

1.33

1.33

1.10

0.96

0.81

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