Ministry of Labour & Employment

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (2016=100) – November, 2020

Posted On: 31 DEC 2020 5:51PM by PIB Delhi

The All-India CPI-IW for November, 2020 increased by 0.4 points and stood at 119.9 (one hundred nineteen and point nine). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.33 per cent between October and November, 2020 compared to (+) 0.92 per cent increase between corresponding months of previous year.

The maximum upward pressure in current index came from Food & Beverages group contributing (+) 0.25 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Arhar Dal, Fish Fresh, Milk, Mustard Oil, Soyabean Oil, Sunflower Oil, Onion, Potato, Chillies Dry, Tea Leaf, Cooked Meal, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Poultry (Chicken), Tomato, Brinjal, Carrot, Cauliflower, Ginger, Gourd, Green Coriander Leaves, Lady Finger, Peas, Orange, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

At centre level, Puducherry recorded the maximum increase of 4 points. Among others, 3 points increase was observed in 4 centres, 2 points in 7 centres and 1 point in 30 centres. On the contrary, Guntur, Bhilai, Udham Singh Nagar and Vadodara recorded a maximum decrease of 2 points each. Among others, 1 point fall was observed in 17 centres. Rest of 25 centres’ indices remained stationary.

Year-on-year inflation based on all-items stood at 5.27 per cent for November, 2020 as compared to 5.91 per cent for the previous month and 8.61 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, Food inflation stood at 7.48 per cent against 8.21 per cent of the previous month and 9.87 per cent during the corresponding month a year ago.


Y-o-Y Inflation based on CPI-IW (Food and General)

All-India Group-wise CPI-IW for October and November, 2020


Sr. No.


Oct, 2020

Nov, 2020


Food & Beverages




Pan, Supari, Tobacco & Intoxicants




Clothing & Footwear








Fuel & Light








General Index




*Rounded up from second decimal place.


CPI-IW: Groups Indices


Speaking about the latest index, Shri Santosh Gangwar, Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment said, "The rise in index coupled with fall in annual inflation will have dual impact in terms of increasing income and purchasing power of the workers. He added that the effect is mainly due to vegetables which had good supply in the market and provided respite to the consumers.

Shri DPS Negi, Director General of Labour Bureau while releasing the index said, "The rise in index during November, 2020 and fall in inflation rate are in line with other price indices compiled and released by other Government agencies".

He further said that Rise in index is mainly on account of increase in prices of Rice, Arhar Dal, Fish Fresh, Milk, Mustard Oil, Soyabean Oil, Sunflower Oil, Onion, Potato, Chillies Dry, Tea Leaf, Cooked Meal, Cooking Gas, Household Goods & Services etc.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of December, 2020 will be released on Friday 29th January, 2021. The same will also be available on the office website

The Labour Bureau, an attached office of the M/o Labour & Employment, has been compiling Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers every month on the basis of retail prices collected from 317 markets spread over 88 industrially important centres in the country. The index is compiled for 88 centres and All-India and is released on the last working day of succeeding month.



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