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Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
29 OCT 2021 6:27PM by PIB Delhi
Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (2016=100) – September, 2021

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. The index for the month of September, 2021 is being released in this press release.

The All-India CPI-IW for September, 2021 increased by 0.3 points and stood at 123.3 (one hundred twenty three and point three). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.24 per cent with respect to previous month compared to an increase of 0.62 per cent recorded between corresponding months a year ago.

The maximum upward pressure in current index came from Fuel & Light group contributing 0.21 percentage points to the total change. However, this increase was largely checked by Rice, Apple, Petrol for Vehicle, etc. putting downward pressure on the index.

Shri D.P.S.Negi, Principal Labour & Employment Advisor said that the increase observed in index is mainly due to items like Cooking Gas, Fire wood & Chips, Match Box, Poultry/Chicken, Mustard Oil, Brinjal, Sugar-white, Doctor/Surgeon’s Fee, etc.which experienced an increase in prices. 

At centre level, Haldia recorded maximum increase of 3.2 points followed by Tirunelveli and Darjeeling with 3 points each. Among others, 5 centres observed an increase between 2 to 2.9 points, 19 centres between 1 to 1.9 points and 36 centres between 0.1 to 0.9 points. On the contrary, Bokaro recorded a maximum decrease of 1.8 points followed by Chennai and Salem with 1.7 and 1.2 points respectively. Among others, 19 centres observed a decline between 0.1 to 0.9 points. Rest of 3 centres remained stationary.

Year-on-year inflation for the month stood at 4.41 per cent compared to 4.79 per cent for the previous month and 5.62 per cent during the corresponding month a year before. Similarly, Food inflation stood at 2.26 per cent against 4.83 per cent of the previous month and 7.51 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 August and September, 2021

Sr. No.

Groups

August, 2021

September, 2021

I

Food & Beverages

122.3

122.4

II

Pan, Supari, Tobacco & Intoxicants

139.1

140.8

III

Clothing & Footwear

121.0

121.5

IV

Housing

116.8

116.8

V

Fuel & Light

153.1

156.9

VI

Miscellaneous

121.3

121.7

 

General Index

123.0

123.3

 

CPI-IW: Groups Indices

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of October, 2021 will be released on Tuesday, 30th November, 2021. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.

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