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Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
30-December-2010 11:55 IST
Wholesale Price Indices for Primary Articles and Fuel & Power in India (Base: 2004-05 = 100) Review for the week ended 18th December, 2010 (27 Agarhayana, 1932 Saka)
The WPI for the week ended 18th December, 2010 in respect of ‘Primary Articles’ and ‘Fuel & Power’ is given below:

 

The WPI  for the week ended 18th 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 1.0 percent to 189.7 (Provisional) from 187.9 (Provisional) for the previous week.

 

The annual rate of inflation, calculated on point to point basis, stood at 17.24 percent (Provisional) for the week ended 18/12/2010 (over 19/12/2009) as compared to 15.35 percent (Provisional) for the previous week (ended 11/12/2010). 

 

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

 

The index for 'FOOD ARTICLES' group rose by 1.1 percent to 187.8 (Provisional) from 185.8  (Provisional) for the previous week due to higher prices of poultry chicken (18%), condiments & spices, fruits & vegetables and moong (3% each) and bajra and jowar (1% each).  However, the prices of      fish-inland (4%), masur and arhar (2% each) and fish-marine and urad (1% each) declined.

 

The index for 'NON-FOOD ARTICLES' group rose by 0.8 percent to 173.0 (Provisional) from 171.6  (Provisional) for the previous week due to higher prices of, raw silk (8%), flowers (6%), raw rubber (4 %) and castor seed and cotton seed (1% each).  However, the prices of gingelly seed (sesamum) (2%) and linseed, gaur seed and copra (1% each) declined.

 

FUEL & POWER (Weight 14.91%)

 The index for this major group rose by 0.8 percent to 150.7 (Provisional) from 149.5  (Provisional) for the previous week due to higher prices of petrol (6%), aviation turbine fuel (4%), light diesel oil (3%) and naphtha, furnace oil and bitumen (2% each).

 

The annual rate of inflation, calculated on point to point basis, stood at 11.63 percent (Provisional) for the week ended 18/12/2010 (over 19/12/2009) as compared to 10.74 percent (Provisional) for the previous week (ended 11/12/2010).

 

Build up inflation over the week, financial year end and over the year is given in Annexure-1 for some important items.

 

Next date of press release: 06/01/2011 for the week ending 25/12/2010


Annexure-I

 

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

 

Week Ending 18th December, 2010 (Base: 2004-05)

Commodities/Major Groups/Groups/Sub-Groups

Weight

WPI Dec. 18, 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

189.7

-0.68

0.96

18.88

13.87

18.45

17.24

18.68

Food Articles

14.34

187.8

-0.97

1.08

20.93

14.23

21.29

14.44

17.55

Cereals

3.37

169.3

0.29

-0.06

13.21

2.11

16.78

-0.70

7.77

Rice

1.79

166.5

0.61

-0.06

9.83

2.08

12.91

0.73

7.36

Wheat

1.12

171.4

0.17

-0.23

20.05

0.18

23.15

-5.51

8.32

Pulses

0.72

188.5

-0.19

-0.21

33.06

-5.84

31.73

-10.79

13.82

Vegetables

1.74

226.2

-6.52

4.58

49.83

74.40

19.95

29.26

5.78

Potatoes

0.20

173.8

-13.10

-8.09

103.39

70.56

126.61

-23.84

-31.17

Onions

0.18

379.6

-1.09

3.49

45.50

142.09

20.43

39.66

4.36

Fruits

2.11

166.0

-0.66

0.85

10.20

14.25

12.39

21.97

19.01

Milk

3.24

177.8

0.07

0.00

12.77

4.28

22.07

17.75

24.64

Egg, Meat & Fish

2.41

197.6

-0.06

0.76

29.29

12.91

29.39

20.34

31.21

Non-Food Articles

4.26

173.0

0.21

0.82

11.60

14.87

11.42

23.13

17.92

Fibres

0.88

203.4

0.34

0.69

17.78

33.90

8.48

35.87

22.41

Oil Seeds

1.78

141.3

-0.07

-0.21

7.33

3.97

7.41

2.61

4.90

Minerals

1.52

253.6

0.00

0.00

19.18

9.50

12.04

26.74

28.46

Fuel & Power

14.91

150.7

0.00

0.80

9.67

7.57

5.06

11.63

11.64

Liquefied Petroleum Gas

0.91

128.9

0.00

0.00

0.45

14.99

-7.20

14.99

7.78

Petrol

1.09

151.7

0.00

5.71

9.97

17.78

-2.26

25.06

14.72

High Speed Diesel Oil

4.67

153.6

0.00

0.00

6.52

6.22

-0.15

14.71

13.04

 

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