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Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
23-December-2010 11:53 IST
Wholesale Price Indices for Primary Articles and Fuel & Power in India (Base: 2004-05 = 100) Review for the week ended 11th December, 2010 (20 Agarhayana, 1932 Saka)
The WPI [with base year 2004-05] for the week ended 11th December, 2010 in respect of ‘Primary Articles’ and ‘Fuel & Power’ is

 

The WPI [with base year 2004-05] for the week ended 11th December, 2010 in respect of ‘Primary Articles’ and ‘Fuel & Power’ is given below:

 

PRIMARY ARTICLES (Weight 20.12%) 

The index for this major group rose by 1.8 percent to 187.9 (Provisional) from 184.6 (Provisional) for the previous week.

 

The annual rate of inflation, calculated on point to point basis, stood at 15.35 percent (Provisional) for the week ended 11/12/2010 (over 12/12/2009) as compared to 13.25 percent (Provisional) for the previous week (ended 04/12/2010). 

 

The groups and items for which the index showed variations during the week are as follows:-

 

The index for 'Food Articles' group rose by 2.3 percent to 185.8 (Provisional) from 181.7 (Provisional) for the previous week due to higher prices of fruits & vegetables (6%), fish-marine (5%), fish-inland and condiments & spices (3% each), barley (2%) and bajra, urad, maize and rice (1% each).  However, the prices of masur (2%) and moong and poultry chicken (1%) declined.

 

The index for 'Non-Food Articles' group rose by 1.2 percent to 171.6 (Provisional) from 169.5  (Provisional) for the previous week due to higher prices of soyabean (5%), raw silk (4%), raw cotton (3%), mesta and flowers (2% each) and castor seed and raw rubber (1% each).

 

FUEL & POWER (Weight 14.91%)

 

The index for this major group rose by 0.1 percent to 149.5 (Provisional) from 149.4 (Provisional) for the previous week due to higher prices of furnace oil and naphtha (1% each).

 

The annual rate of inflation, calculated on point to point basis, stood at 10.74 percent (Provisional) for the week ended 11/12/2010 (over 12/12/2009) as compared to 10.67 percent (Provisional) for the previous week (ended 04/12/2010).

 

Build up inflation over the week, financial year end and over the year is given below for some important items.

 

Next date of press release: 30/12/2010 for the week ending 18/12/2010

 


Wholesale Price Index and Rates of Inflation [Base Year: 2004-05]

 

Week Ending 11th December, 2010 (Base: 2004-05)

Commodities/Major Groups/Groups/Sub-Groups

Weight

WPI Dec. 11, 2010

Latest week over week

Build up from end March

Year on year

52 week Average

 

2009-10

2010-11

2009-10

2010-11

2009-10

2010-11

Primary Articles

20.12

187.9

-0.06

1.79

19.69

12.79

18.21

15.35

18.67

Food Articles

14.34

185.8

-0.18

2.26

22.11

13.02

21.13

12.13

17.67

Cereals

3.37

169.4

0.83

0.41

12.88

2.17

16.52

-0.35

8.10

Rice

1.79

166.6

0.61

0.54

9.17

2.15

12.38

1.40

7.57

Wheat

1.12

171.8

1.06

0.12

19.85

0.41

23.28

-5.14

8.94

Pulses

0.72

188.9

-0.94

-0.16

33.31

-5.64

31.25

-10.77

14.76

Vegetables

1.74

216.3

-2.70

11.32

60.27

66.77

18.86

15.54

5.45

Potatoes

0.20

189.1

-2.34

9.50

134.05

85.57

141.36

-27.99

-29.79

Onions

0.18

366.8

1.78

4.56

47.11

133.93

20.32

33.48

3.26

Fruits

2.11

164.6

0.59

0.92

10.93

13.28

12.30

20.15

18.79

Milk

3.24

177.8

0.00

0.06

12.70

4.28

21.99

17.83

24.77

Egg, Meat & Fish

2.41

196.1

-0.18

2.46

29.37

12.06

29.27

19.35

31.40

Non-Food Articles

4.26

171.6

0.29

1.24

11.36

13.94

10.31

22.40

17.63

Fibres

0.88

202.0

-0.27

2.96

17.39

32.98

8.83

35.39

21.76

Oil Seeds

1.78

141.6

0.73

1.00

7.40

4.19

6.49

2.76

5.00

Minerals

1.52

253.6

0.00

0.00

19.18

9.50

12.67

26.74

28.09

Fuel & Power

14.91

149.5

0.00

0.07

9.67

6.71

4.17

10.74

11.51

Liquefied Petroleum Gas

0.91

128.9

0.00

0.00

0.45

14.99

-7.20

14.99

7.33

Petrol

1.09

143.5

0.00

0.00

9.97

11.41

-2.26

18.30

14.16

High Speed Diesel Oil

4.67

153.6

0.00

0.00

6.52

6.22

-0.15

14.71

12.74

 

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