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Ministry of Commerce & Industry
07-April-2011 12:14 IST
Wholesale Price Indices for Primary Articles and Fuel & Power in India (Base: 2004-05 = 100)Review for the week ended 26th March, 2011 (05 Chaitra, 1933 Saka)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

The WPI for the week ended 26th March, 2011 in respect of ‘Primary Articles’ and ‘Fuel & Power’ is given below:

 

PRIMARY ARTICLES (Weight 20.12%) 

 

The index for this major group rose by 0.5 percent to 188.2 (Provisional) from 187.2 (Provisional) for the previous week.

 

The annual rate of inflation, calculated on point to point basis, stood at 12.97 percent (Provisional) for the week ended 26/03/2011 (over 27/03/2010) as compared to 12.98 percent (Provisional) for the previous week (ended 19/03/2011). 

 

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

 

The index for 'Food Articles' group rose by 0.4 percent to 179.5 (Provisional) from 178.7  (Provisional) for the previous week due to higher prices of coffee (14%), fish-marine (4%), poultry chicken (3%) and fruits & vegetables, mutton, bajra and fish-inland (1% each).  However, the prices of barley and gram (2% each) and condiments & spices, arhar, egg, ragi, rice, masur, wheat, beef & buffalo meat, jowar and maize (1% each) declined.

 

The index for 'Non-Food Articles' group rose by 1.2 percent to 192.1 (Provisional) from 189.9  (Provisional) for the previous week due to higher prices of raw rubber (11%), sugarcane (7%),      cotton seed (4%), castor seed, niger seed and sunflower (2% each) and gaur seed and gingelly seed (1% each).  However, the prices of flowers (6%), soyabean (4%), mesta (3%), raw silk and raw jute (2% each) and copra, coir fibre, fodder, rape & mustard seed and groundnut seed (1% each) declined.

 

The index for 'Minerals' group declined by 0.4 percent to 259.2 (Provisional) from 260.2 (Provisional) for the previous week due to lower prices of barytes (7%), copper ore (5%) and chromite   (3%).  However, the prices of sillimanite (23%) and zinc concentrate (18%) moved up.

 

FUEL & POWER (Weight 14.91%)

 

The index and annual rate of inflation, calculated on point to point basis for this major group remained unchanged at their previous week’s level of 158.5 (Provisional) and 13.13 percent (Provisional) for the week ended 26/03/2011 (over 27/03/2010).

 

Build up inflation over the week, financial year end and over the year is given in Annexure-I for some important items. Trend of rate of inflation during last six weeks is also given for some important items in Annexure II.

 

Next date of press release: 15/04/2011 for the week ending 02/04/2011

Office of the Economic Adviser, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, New Delhi, 07/04/2011

 

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Annexure-I

 

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

 

Week Ending 26th March, 2011 (Base: 2004-05)

Commodities/Major Groups/Groups/Sub-Groups

Weight

WPI Mar. 26, 2011

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

188.2

0.54

0.53

22.41

12.97

22.41

12.97

17.67

Food Articles

14.34

179.5

0.74

0.45

21.15

9.18

21.15

9.18

15.69

Cereals

3.37

171.8

-0.48

-0.81

10.09

3.62

10.09

3.62

5.17

Rice

1.79

166.5

-0.12

-0.95

8.37

2.08

8.37

2.08

5.76

Wheat

1.12

171.6

-1.10

-0.81

13.24

0.29

13.24

0.29

2.99

Pulses

0.72

189.4

0.10

-0.94

26.07

-5.39

26.07

-5.39

3.25

Vegetables

1.74

144.5

-3.21

2.19

11.04

11.41

11.04

11.41

13.51

Potatoes

0.20

107.3

1.80

-1.11

-9.18

5.30

-9.18

5.30

-36.24

Onions

0.18

170.1

-4.22

-2.19

-16.06

8.48

-16.06

8.48

29.09

Fruits

2.11

182.2

0.14

0.72

17.65

25.40

17.65

25.40

19.42

Milk

3.24

177.1

1.85

0.00

27.33

3.87

27.33

3.87

20.35

Egg, Meat & Fish

2.41

197.4

4.04

1.75

37.80

12.80

37.80

12.80

25.87

Non-Food Articles

4.26

192.1

0.07

1.16

19.62

27.56

19.62

27.56

21.71

Fibres

0.88

283.9

0.13

-0.21

19.51

86.90

19.51

86.90

39.34

Oil Seeds

1.78

150.8

0.07

-0.59

5.92

10.96

5.92

10.96

4.56

Minerals

1.52

259.2

0.00

-0.38

37.94

11.92

37.94

11.92

24.34

Fuel & Power

14.91

158.5

0.00

0.00

13.81

13.13

13.81

13.13

12.26

Liquefied Petroleum Gas

0.91

128.9

0.00

0.00

0.45

14.99

0.45

14.99

12.54

Petrol

1.09

158.6

0.00

0.00

16.77

23.14

16.77

23.14

19.81

High Speed Diesel Oil

4.67

153.6

0.00

0.00

15.04

6.22

15.04

6.22

14.17


Annexure-II

 

Trend of Rate of Inflation for some important items during last six weeks

 

Commodities/Major Groups/Groups/Sub-Groups

Weight (%)

Rate of Inflation for the week ending

26-Mar-11

19-Mar-11

12-Mar-11

5-Mar-11

26-Feb-11

19-Feb-11

Primary Articles

20.12

12.97

12.98

13.53

12.31

13.96

14.85

Food Articles

14.34

9.18

9.50

10.05

9.42

9.52

10.39

Cereals

3.37

3.62

3.96

4.45

3.88

2.02

2.01

Rice

1.79

2.08

2.94

2.75

2.75

1.16

2.38

Wheat

1.12

0.29

0.00

2.15

0.69

-1.07

-2.06

Pulses

0.72

-5.39

-4.40

-3.78

-3.05

-3.91

-5.02

Vegetables

1.74

11.41

5.52

11.20

8.71

9.23

14.29

Potato

0.20

5.30

8.39

2.82

-9.27

-8.96

-12.66

Onion

0.18

8.48

6.23

10.80

6.65

3.90

-3.64

Fruits

2.11

25.40

24.67

23.60

19.39

18.75

16.34

Milk

3.24

3.87

5.79

6.63

7.16

8.42

11.07

Egg, Meat & Fish

2.41

12.80

15.34

13.21

13.10

15.38

14.50

Non-Food Articles

4.26

27.56

26.18

26.78

23.03

29.85

30.81

Fibres

0.88

86.90

87.54

89.55

71.25

74.52

75.50

Oil Seeds

1.78

10.96

11.71

9.68

9.29

9.75

7.56

Minerals

1.52

11.92

12.35

12.35

12.35

15.85

17.07

Fuel & Power

14.91

13.13

13.13

12.79

12.79

9.48

12.56

Liquefied Petroleum Gas

0.92

14.99

14.99

14.99

14.99

14.99

14.99

Petrol

1.09

23.14

23.14

23.14

23.14

23.14

30.75

High Speed Diesel Oil

4.67

6.22

6.22

6.22

6.22

6.22

14.71

 

 

DS/GK