Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Index Numbers of Wholesale Price in India for the month of February, 2021

Posted On: 15 MAR 2021 12:01PM by PIB Delhi

The Office of the Economic Adviser, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade is releasing index numbers of wholesale price in India for the month of February, 2021 (Provisional) and for the month of December, 2020 (Final) in this press release. Provisional figures of Wholesale Price Index (WPI) are released on 14th of every month (or next working day) with a time lag of two weeks of the reference month and compiled with data received from institutional sources and selected manufacturing units across the country. After 10 weeks, the index is finalized and final figures are released and then frozen thereafter.

INFLATION

The rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, stood at (4.17%) (provisional) for the month of February, 2021 (over February, 2020) as compared to 2.26% during the corresponding month of the previous year.

 

All Commodities/Major Groups

 

Weight (%)

Dec-20 (F)

Jan-21 (P)

Feb-21 (P)

Index

Inflation

Index

Inflation

Index

Inflation

ALL COMMODITIES

100.0

125.4

1.95

125.9

2.03

127.3

4.17

I.  PRIMARY ARTICLES

22.6

148.0

-0.60

143.9

-2.24

145.4

1.82

II.  FUEL & POWER

13.2

96.9

-6.10

99.7

-4.78

104.2

0.58

III.  MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS

64.2

123.3

4.49

124.9

5.13

125.7

5.81

FOOD INDEX

24.4

154.7

1.11

151.8

-0.26

153.0

3.31

Note: P: Provisional, F: Final, * Rate of Inflation calculated over corresponding month of last year.

 

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

PRIMARY ARTICLES (Weight 22.62%)

The index for this major group increased by (1.04%) to 145.4 (provisional) in February, 2021 from 143.9 (provisional) for the month of January, 2021. Prices of Minerals (9.40%), Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas (6.50%) and Food Articles (0.51%) increased in February, 2021 as compared to January, 2021. Prices of Non-food Articles (-0.51%) declined in February, 2021 as compared to January, 2021.

FUEL & POWER (Weight 13.15%)

The index for this major group increased by (4.51%) to 104.2 (provisional) in February, 2021 from 99.7 (provisional) for the month of January, 2021. Prices of Mineral Oils (8.88%) increased in February, 2021 as compared to January, 2021. Prices of Electricity (-0.43%) declined in February, 2021 as compared to January, 2021. Prices of coal remain unchanged.

MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS (Weight 64.23%)

The index for this major group increased by (0.64%) to 125.7 (provisional) in February, 2021 from 124.9 (provisional) for the month of January, 2021. Out of the 22 NIC two-digit groups for Manufactured products, 17 groups that have witnessed increase in prices are manufacture of other manufacturing; furniture; other transport equipment; motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers; machinery and equipment; computer, electronic and optical products; fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment; other non-metallic mineral products; rubber and plastics products; chemicals and chemical products; printing and reproduction of recorded media; paper and paper products; wood and of products of wood and cork; textiles; tobacco products; beverages; food products in February, 2021 as compared to January, 2021. Whereas 5 groups that have witnessed decrease in prices are manufacture of electrical equipment; basic metals; pharmaceuticals, medicinal chemical and botanical products; leather and related products; wearing apparel in February, 2021 as compared to January, 2021.

WPI FOOD INDEX (Weight 24.38%)

The Food Index consisting of 'Food Articles' from Primary Articles group and 'Food Products' from Manufactured Products group have increased from 151.8 in January, 2021 to 153.0 in February, 2021. The rate of inflation based on WPI Food Index increased from -0.26% in January, 2021 to 3.31% in February, 2021.

 

FINAL INDEX FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, 2020 (BASE YEAR:2011-12=100)

ForthemonthofDecember,2020,thefinalWholesalePriceIndexandinflationratefor'AllCommodities' (Base: 2011-12=100) stood at 125.4 and 1.95%respectively.

Note:

  1. The WPI for February, 2021 have been compiled at a weighted response rate of 77 percent, while the final figure for December, 2020 is based on the weighted response rate of 91 percent. TheprovisionalfiguresofWPIwillundergorevisionasperthefinalrevisionpolicyofWPI.
  2. Price Data are collected from selected institutional sources and industrial establishments spread acrossthecountryonlinethroughweb-basedportalmaintainedbytheNationalInformatics Centre.  This press release, item indices, and inflation numbers are available at our home page http://eaindustry.nic.in

                                                                                                                                                          Annexure-I

All India Wholesale Price Indices and Rates of Inflation (Base Year: 2011-12=100) for February, 2021

Commodities/Major Groups/Groups/Sub-Groups/Items

Weight

Index (Latest Month) *

Latest month over month

Cumulative Inflation (YoY)

WPI Based rate of Inflation (YoY)

2019-2020

2020-2021*

2019-2020

2020-2021*

February 2020

February 2021*

ALL COMMODITIES

100.00

127.3

-0.97

1.11

1.79

0.60

2.26

4.17

I. PRIMARY ARTICLES

22.62

145.4

-2.99

1.04

7.18

1.04

6.49

1.82

A. Food Articles

15.26

156.8

-3.61

0.51

8.77

3.10

7.65

1.36

Cereals

2.82

154.8

-1.07

-0.26

7.92

-2.45

5.21

-6.58

Paddy

1.43

161.7

0.00

-0.25

3.52

1.89

3.71

-0.37

Wheat

1.03

149.5

-0.83

0.27

6.76

-3.66

6.42

-10.64

Pulses

0.64

168.9

-0.58

1.56

16.28

11.49

11.42

10.25

Vegetables

1.87

167.6

-20.13

-2.05

32.92

4.01

29.97

-2.90

Potato

0.28

148.3

-19.48

-27.48

-3.05

58.69

60.73

-29.78

Onion

0.16

362.6

-41.05

14.75

122.82

-18.19

162.30

31.28

Fruits

1.60

152.5

-0.29

5.90

3.63

0.22

-0.50

9.48

Milk

4.44

154.4

0.40

0.06

2.21

4.74

4.69

3.21

Eggs, Meat & Fish

2.40

152.5

0.39

1.40

6.73

2.47

6.88

-0.78

B. Non-Food Articles

4.12

136.9

-0.30

-0.51

4.91

0.39

6.90

3.95

Oil Seeds

1.12

175.3

-2.16

2.51

8.19

5.31

4.63

14.05

C. Minerals

0.83

172.2

2.34

9.40

13.12

3.94

9.31

9.40

D. Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas

2.41

78.7

-6.44

6.50

-5.97

-22.43

-7.82

-3.20

                  Crude Petroleum

1.95

74.6

-9.14

8.59

-10.47

-23.15

-10.42

7.18

II. FUEL & POWER

13.15

104.2

-1.05

4.51

-1.68

-9.82

3.08

0.58

LPG

0.64

99.2

14.90

12.47

-9.88

-4.27

21.85

0.51

Petrol

1.60

85.3

-3.31

8.66

-2.78

-15.38

2.05

0.83

HSD

3.10

91.8

-4.27

10.74

-2.82

-17.84

-3.06

-0.11

III. MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS

64.23

125.7

0.00

0.64

0.29

2.24

0.51

5.81

Mf/o Food Products

9.12

146.7

-0.94

1.24

3.90

5.20

6.45

7.08

Vegetable And Animal Oils and Fats

2.64

163.7

-1.75

3.41

0.56

18.66

11.95

26.60

Mf/o Beverages

0.91

125.3

-0.16

0.72

2.41

0.85

1.81

1.13

Mf/o Tobacco Products

0.51

159.0

1.97

0.82

2.20

2.51

1.64

2.58

Mf/o Textiles

4.88

124.4

0.43

1.63

-0.05

-1.03

-1.93

6.42

Mf/o Wearing Apparel

0.81

139.3

0.22

-0.14

-0.35

0.07

0.44

0.87

Mf/o Leather and Related Products

0.54

117.3

0.60

-0.26

-2.57

-0.68

-1.17

-0.68

Mf/o Wood and of Products of Wood and Cork

0.77

137.3

-0.08

0.73

0.28

0.50

-2.57

3.47

Mf/o Paper and Paper Products

1.11

124.5

0.00

1.06

-1.68

-0.35

-3.06

3.49

Mf/o Chemicals and Chemical Products

6.47

122.4

-0.34

1.66

-1.08

-0.22

-3.26

5.70

Mf/o Pharmaceuticals, Medicinal Chemical and Botanical Products

1.99

131.0

0.84

-0.15

3.17

2.66

4.52

-0.53

Mf/o Rubber and Plastics Products

2.30

116.3

-0.19

0.26

-0.86

1.78

-1.55

7.78

Mf/o other Non-Metallic Mineral Products

3.20

117.4

0.69

1.29

0.82

0.39

-0.85

0.77

Cement, Lime and Plaster

1.64

119.1

1.27

0.17

4.81

0.84

1.53

-0.25

Mf/o Basic Metals

9.65

120.9

0.47

-0.82

-5.42

3.68

-3.60

12.99

Mild Steel - Semi Finished Steel

1.27

105.8

-0.31

-0.75

-4.68

3.96

-2.24

10.21

Mf/o Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery and Equipment

3.15

120.5

-0.52

0.75

0.55

-0.13

-1.29

5.15

Note: * = Provisional, Mf/o = Manufacture of

 

                   Annexure-II

Commodities/Major Groups/Groups/Sub-Groups/Items

Weight

WPI based inflation figures for last 6 months

Sep-20

Oct-20

Nov-20

Dec-20

Jan-21*

Feb-21*

ALL COMMODITIES

100.00

1.32

1.31

2.29

1.95

2.03

4.17

I. PRIMARY ARTICLES

22.62

4.06

4.33

3.80

-0.60

-2.24

1.82

A. Food Articles

15.26

8.37

7.05

4.61

-0.92

-2.80

1.36

Cereals

2.82

-3.73

-5.24

-5.52

-6.52

-7.34

-6.58

Paddy

1.43

1.91

0.61

0.62

0.12

-0.12

-0.37

Wheat

1.03

-5.24

-8.10

-10.09

-11.10

-11.62

-10.64

Pulses

0.64

12.53

16.06

13.04

9.69

7.92

10.25

Vegetables

1.87

38.12

26.73

15.27

-12.05

-20.82

-2.90

Potato

0.28

118.66

119.25

138.05

45.41

-22.04

-29.78

Onion

0.16

-31.64

8.49

-7.60

-54.69

-32.55

31.28

Fruits

1.60

-4.59

-4.26

-1.36

1.36

3.08

9.48

Milk

4.44

5.56

5.75

5.53

3.77

3.56

3.21

Eggs, Meat & Fish

2.40

4.15

4.19

0.20

1.34

-1.76

-0.78

B. Non-Food Articles

4.12

-1.81

2.93

8.66

2.99

4.16

3.95

Oil Seeds

1.12

0.65

4.36

8.29

7.52

8.85

14.05

C. Minerals

0.83

-6.01

-0.20

10.38

16.67

2.34

9.40

D. Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas

2.41

-23.41

-22.95

-21.51

-15.99

-14.96

-3.20

                  Crude Petroleum

1.95

-24.97

-21.97

-19.87

-12.26

-10.31

7.18

II. FUEL & POWER

13.15

-8.65

-11.14

-7.01

-6.10

-4.78

0.58

LPG

0.64

3.19

3.00

-3.04

2.15

2.68

0.51

Petrol

1.60

-12.40

-14.50

-14.69

-12.94

-10.29

0.83

HSD

3.10

-16.88

-20.76

-19.44

-15.20

-13.65

-0.11

III. MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS

64.23

1.87

2.21

3.23

4.49

5.13

5.81

Mf/o Food Products

9.12

4.92

4.38

5.17

5.11

4.77

7.08

Vegetable and Animal Oils and Fats

2.64

18.67

20.58

24.04

22.63

20.29

26.60

Mf/o Beverages

0.91

0.00

0.41

-0.08

-0.57

0.24

1.13

Mf/o Tobacco Products

0.51

0.45

2.07

2.03

4.11

3.75

2.58

Mf/o Textiles

4.88

-3.40

-2.13

0.26

2.67

5.15

6.42

Mf/o Wearing Apparel

0.81

-0.36

-0.07

0.65

0.00

1.23

0.87

Mf/o Leather and Related Products

0.54

0.08

-0.68

-1.09

0.17

0.17

-0.68

Mf/o Wood and of Products of Wood and Cork

0.77

-0.15

0.00

1.20

1.73

2.64

3.47

Mf/o Paper and Paper Products

1.11

-1.33

-0.58

0.25

2.02

2.41

3.49

Mf/o Chemicals and Chemical Products

6.47

-1.36

-0.26

1.46

3.01

3.61

5.70

Mf/o Pharmaceuticals, Medicinal Chemical and Botanical Products

1.99

3.34

2.92

3.53

3.21

0.46

-0.53

Mf/o Rubber and Plastics Products

2.30

1.20

1.48

3.99

5.73

7.31

7.78

Mf/o other Non-Metallic Mineral Products

3.20

-0.09

0.95

1.04

1.65

0.17

0.77

Cement, Lime and Plaster

1.64

-0.25

1.02

0.51

1.44

0.85

-0.25

Mf/o Basic Metals

9.65

3.64

5.32

7.83

11.78

14.46

12.99

Mild Steel - Semi Finished Steel

1.27

4.06

3.45

7.30

10.14

10.70

10.21

Mf/o Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery and Equipment

3.15

-1.73

-0.43

0.17

2.34

3.82

5.15

Note: * = Provisional, Mf/o = Manufacture of

 

 

Annexure-III

Commodities/Major Groups/Groups/Sub-Groups/Items

Weight

WPI Index for last 6 months

Sep-20

Oct-20

Nov-20

Dec-20

Jan-21*

Feb-21*

ALL COMMODITIES

100.00

122.9

123.6

125.1

125.4

125.9

127.3

I. PRIMARY ARTICLES

22.62

148.8

151.8

152.8

148.0

143.9

145.4

A. Food Articles

15.26

168.4

171.5

170.1

161.1

156.0

156.8

Cereals

2.82

157.4

155.5

155.7

154.9

155.2

154.8

Paddy

1.43

165.0

163.7

163.1

162.2

162.1

161.7

Wheat

1.03

150.0

147.4

147.9

147.3

149.1

149.5

Pulses

0.64

163.5

169.8

172.5

168.6

166.3

168.9

Vegetables

1.87

263.8

288.3

281.6

213.9

171.1

167.6

Potato

0.28

372.6

410.0

491.1

364.4

204.5

148.3

Onion

0.16

224.7

387.1

442.3

330.7

316.0

362.6

Fruits

1.60

149.5

148.5

145.2

141.8

144.0

152.5

Milk

4.44

153.8

154.6

154.7

154.1

154.3

154.4

Eggs, Meat & Fish

2.40

150.7

151.7

149.0

151.2

150.4

152.5

B. Non-Food Articles

4.12

124.5

129.8

138.0

138.0

137.6

136.9

Oil Seeds

1.12

155.5

158.0

162.0

164.4

171.0

175.3

C. Minerals

0.83

145.5

153.3

157.4

172.2

157.4

172.2

D. Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas

2.41

67.4

63.8

67.5

74.1

73.9

78.7

                  Crude Petroleum

1.95

56.5

56.1

60.5

68.7

68.7

74.6

II. FUEL & POWER

13.15

91.9

90.9

94.2

96.9

99.7

104.2

LPG

0.64

74.4

75.5

79.7

85.4

88.2

99.2

Petrol

1.60

74.2

73.7

73.2

76.0

78.5

85.3

HSD

3.10

77.8

75.2

75.4

79.8

82.9

91.8

III. MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS

64.23

120.1

120.4

121.6

123.3

124.9

125.7

Mf/o Food Products

9.12

140.7

140.5

142.4

144.0

144.9

146.7

Vegetable and Animal Oils and Fats

2.64

137.3

140.6

148.1

155.0

158.3

163.7

Mf/o Beverages

0.91

123.9

123.7

123.6

123.0

124.4

125.3

Mf/o Tobacco Products

0.51

155.3

157.6

156.1

157.2

157.7

159.0

Mf/o Textiles

4.88

113.6

114.8

116.8

119.1

122.4

124.4

Mf/o Wearing Apparel

0.81

138.3

138.3

139.5

139.2

139.5

139.3

Mf/o Leather and Related Products

0.54

118.7

117.7

117.9

118.6

117.6

117.3

Mf/o Wood and of Products of Wood and Cork

0.77

133.9

133.7

134.7

135.3

136.3

137.3

Mf/o Paper and Paper Products

1.11

119.1

119.4

120.0

121.3

123.2

124.5

Mf/o Chemicals and Chemical Products

6.47

116.1

116.8

118.2

119.7

120.4

122.4

Mf/o Pharmaceuticals, Medicinal Chemical and Botanical Products

1.99

130.0

130.5

132.0

131.9

131.2

131.0

Mf/o Rubber and Plastics Products

2.30

109.5

110.0

112.0

114.4

116.0

116.3

Mf/o other Non-Metallic Mineral Products

3.20

116.8

116.5

116.9

117.4

115.9

117.4

Cement, Lime and Plaster

1.64

119.6

119.4

119.1

119.7

118.9

119.1

Mf/o Basic Metals

9.65

108.2

108.9

111.5

115.8

121.9

120.9

Mild Steel - Semi Finished Steel

1.27

97.3

96.0

100.0

103.2

106.6

105.8

Mf/o Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery and Equipment

3.15

113.3

114.6

115.9

117.9

119.6

120.5

Note: * = Provisional, Mf/o = Manufacture of

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