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Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
18-November-2010 11:49 IST
Wholesale Price Indices for Primary Articles and Fuel & Power in India (Base: 2004-05 = 100) Review for the week ended 6th November, 2010 (15 Kartika, 1932 Saka)
The WPI [with base year 2004-05] for the week ended 6th November, 2010 in respect of ‘Primary Articles’ and ‘Fuel & Power’ is

 

The WPI [with base year 2004-05] for the week ended 6th November, 2010 in respect of ‘Primary Articles’ and ‘Fuel & Power’ is given below:

 

PRIMARY ARTICLES (Weight 20.12%) 

The index for this major group declined by 0.1 percent to 180.6 (Provisional) from 180.8 (Provisional) for the previous week.

 

The annual rate of inflation, calculated on point to point basis, stood at 13.30 percent (Provisional) for the week ended 06/11/2010 (over 07/11/2009) as compared to 14.87 percent (Provisional) for the previous week (ended 30/10/2010). 

 

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

 

The index for 'Food Articles' group declined by 0.6 percent to 178.8 (Provisional) from 179.8 (Provisional) for the previous week due to lower prices of fish-inland (7%), urad (4%), barley       (3%), jowar (2%) and milk, bajra and arhar (1% each).  However, the prices of poultry chicken (2%) and moong (1%) moved up.

 

The index for 'Non-Food Articles' group rose by 1.5 percent to 164.1 (Provisional) from 161.7  (Provisional) for the previous week due to higher prices of marigold (33%), rose (18%), fodder (10%), jasmine and niger seed (6% each), raw silk (4%), raw rubber (3%).  However, the prices of raw jute (8%), sunflower (3%), groundnut seed and linseed (2% each) and copra (1%) declined.

 

FUEL & POWER (Weight 14.91%)

 

The index for this major group rose by 0.1 percent to 148.5 (Provisional) from 148.3 (Provisional) for the previous week due to higher prices of light diesel oil (3%) and bitumen and aviation turbine fuel (1% each).

 

The annual rate of inflation, calculated on point to point basis, stood at 10.57 percent (Provisional) for the week ended 06/11/2010 (over 07/11/2009) as compared to 10.67 percent (Provisional) for the previous week (ended 30/10/2010). 

 

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: 25/11/2010 for the week ending 13/11/2010

 

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

 

Week Ending 6th November, 2010 (Base: 2004-05)

Commodities/Major Groups/Groups/Sub-Groups

Weight

WPI Nov. 06, 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

180.6

1.27

-0.11

17.12

8.40

12.17

13.30

18.90

Food Articles

14.34

178.8

1.25

-0.56

19.45

8.76

13.99

10.30

18.62

Cereals

3.37

168.7

1.35

0.06

9.69

1.75

13.46

2.12

9.51

Rice

1.79

165.9

0.87

-0.06

7.91

1.72

11.08

2.16

8.33

Wheat

1.12

172.8

2.27

0.47

13.24

0.99

17.35

0.99

11.59

Pulses

0.72

192.1

0.70

-0.62

26.95

-4.05

25.22

-4.71

19.40

Vegetables

1.74

176.5

1.32

-0.68

64.73

36.08

-3.17

-8.26

5.77

Potatoes

0.20

145.7

2.96

-0.68

188.15

42.98

145.30

-54.93

-18.10

Onions

0.18

254.7

6.40

0.63

33.46

62.44

19.74

2.17

-0.37

Fruits

2.11

163.6

-0.80

0.74

10.12

12.59

8.63

20.29

17.84

Milk

3.24

176.4

2.39

-1.01

11.95

3.46

21.87

17.68

25.32

Egg, Meat & Fish

2.41

192.0

0.33

-1.74

20.00

9.71

20.00

25.98

33.08

Non-Food Articles

4.26

164.1

0.22

1.48

6.83

8.96

4.10

22.01

15.75

Fibres

0.88

188.1

1.45

-0.32

10.23

23.83

-0.28

34.26

18.32

Oil Seeds

1.78

137.8

-0.15

-0.79

3.04

1.40

0.84

4.24

5.19

Minerals

1.52

243.4

2.99

0.00

21.08

5.09

14.47

19.72

27.17

Fuel & Power

14.91

148.5

0.22

0.13

9.10

6.00

-1.97

10.57

10.60

Liquefied Petroleum Gas

0.91

128.9

0.00

0.00

0.18

14.99

-7.45

15.30

5.09

Petrol

1.09

143.1

0.00

0.35

9.97

11.10

-11.91

17.97

11.31

High Speed Diesel Oil

4.67

153.5

0.00

0.00

6.52

6.15

-5.84

14.64

10.88

RJ/MRS