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Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
15-December-2011 11:34 IST
Wholesale Price Indices for Primary Articles and Fuel & Power in India (Base: 2004-05 = 100)
Review for the week ended 3rd December, 2011 (12 Agrahayana, 1933 Saka)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

 

The WPI for the week ended 3rd December, 2011 in respect of ‘Primary Articles’ and ‘Fuel & Power’ is given below:

 

PRIMARY ARTICLES (Weight 20.12%) 

 

The index for this major group declined by 0.6 percent to 198.1 (Provisional) from 199.3 (Provisional) for the previous week.

 

The annual rate of inflation, calculated on point to point basis, stood at 5.48 percent (Provisional) for the week ended 03/12/2011 (over 04/12/2010) as compared to 6.92 percent (Provisional) for the previous week (ended 26/11/2011). 

 

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

 

The index for 'Food Articles' group declined by 1.0 percent to 191.9 (Provisional) from 193.8  (Provisional) for the previous week due to lower prices of fruits & vegetables (4%), poultry chicken and   urad (3% each) and ragi, gram, barley, tea, condiments & spices and arhar (1% each).  However, the prices of pork (6%), beef & buffalo meat and jowar (2% each) and bajra, fish-inland and maize (1% each) moved up.

 

The index for 'Non-Food Articles' group rose by 0.4 percent to 178.4 (Provisional) from 177.7  (Provisional) for the previous week due to higher prices of flowers (6%), gaur seed and linseed (5% each), raw rubber (4%), niger seed and raw silk (3% each), rape & mustard seed (2%) and sunflower (1 %).  However, the prices of gingelly seed and castor seed (3% each), fodder (2%) and coir fibre,      soyabean, copra and groundnut seed (1% each) declined.

 

FUEL & POWER (Weight 14.91%)

 

The index for this major group rose by 0.3 percent to 172.4 (Provisional) from 171.8 (Provisional) for the previous week due to higher prices of aviation turbine fuel and bitumen (4% each) and naphtha and light diesel oil (3% each).  However, the prices of petrol and furnace oil (1% each) declined.

 

The annual rate of inflation, calculated on point to point basis, stood at 15.24 percent (Provisional) for the week ended 03/12/2011 (over 04/12/2010) as compared to 15.53 percent (Provisional) for the previous week (ended 26/11/2011). 

 

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: 22/12/2011 for the week ending 10/12/201

 

 

 

Annexure-I

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

 

Week Ending 3rd December, 2011 (Base: 2004-05)

Commodities/Major Groups/Groups/Sub-Groups

Weight

WPI Dec 03, 2011

Latest week over week

Build up from end March

Year on year

52 week Average

 

2010-11

2011-12

2010-11

2011-12

2010-11

2011-12

Primary Articles

20.12

198.1

0.75

-0.60

12.73

5.15

15.21

5.48

13.17

Food Articles

14.34

191.9

1.16

-0.98

11.86

7.15

10.78

4.35

10.30

Cereals

3.37

176.2

-0.06

0.11

4.34

2.74

2.61

1.85

3.90

Rice

1.79

175.1

0.29

0.00

5.21

4.98

5.08

2.04

3.39

Wheat

1.12

166.2

-0.34

-0.06

1.64

-2.58

-2.96

-4.43

-1.47

Pulses

0.72

210.9

0.11

-0.99

-5.74

11.35

-11.70

11.76

-3.66

Vegetables

1.74

175.7

3.94

-7.67

54.43

22.52

4.11

-12.28

15.66

Potato

0.20

123.9

17.90

-6.63

82.24

15.47

-30.94

-33.28

-3.42

Onion

0.18

206.6

8.50

-3.68

144.13

22.47

41.78

-46.03

23.24

Fruits

2.11

174.0

0.95

-0.29

9.50

-6.60

16.81

9.37

20.12

Milk

3.24

197.5

-0.06

0.00

4.28

13.51

17.83

11.08

9.90

Egg, Meat & Fish

2.41

213.5

1.14

0.42

11.66

8.16

18.71

9.26

11.73

Non-Food Articles

4.26

178.4

-0.34

0.39

16.00

-6.94

24.96

2.12

19.03

Fibres

0.88

204.2

-1.00

-0.24

43.19

-28.85

45.39

-6.11

43.65

Oil Seeds

1.78

155.5

1.36

-0.26

4.19

3.05

3.51

9.82

10.63

Minerals

1.52

311.1

0.00

0.00

12.82

16.69

30.58

19.06

22.21

Fuel & Power

14.91

172.4

0.61

0.35

6.78

9.18

10.81

15.24

13.00

Liquefied Petroleum Gas

0.91

147.3

0.00

0.00

14.99

14.27

14.99

14.27

13.90

Petrol

1.09

177.7

0.00

-1.22

11.41

12.04

18.30

23.83

25.79

High Speed Diesel Oil

4.67

167.8

0.00

0.00

6.22

9.24

14.71

9.24

9.19

Annexure-

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

03-Dec-11

26-Nov-11

19-Nov-11

12-Nov-11

05-Nov-11

29-Oct-11

Primary Articles

20.12

5.48

6.92

7.74

9.08

10.39

11.43

Food Articles

14.34

4.35

6.60

8.00

9.01

10.63

11.81

Cereals

3.37

1.85

1.68

1.97

2.86

3.53

4.07

Rice

1.79

2.04

2.34

2.52

2.75

4.03

4.27

Wheat

1.12

-4.43

-4.70

-4.71

-3.09

-3.63

-1.77

Pulses

0.72

11.76

13.00

13.80

14.28

14.44

13.27

Vegetables

1.74

-12.28

-1.25

5.13

17.66

27.26

26.05

Potato

0.20

-33.28

-15.75

-10.98

-7.23

1.61

0.53

Onion

0.18

-46.03

-39.20

-40.65

-32.85

-22.89

-19.31

Fruits

2.11

9.37

10.72

7.98

4.59

5.99

11.70

Milk

3.24

11.08

11.02

11.41

10.46

10.74

11.79

Egg, Meat & Fish

2.41

9.26

10.04

13.55

11.98

11.73

12.74

Non-Food Articles

4.26

2.12

1.37

2.14

4.05

5.33

6.41

Fibres

0.88

-6.11

-6.83

-1.23

7.32

8.45

9.10

Oil Seeds

1.78

9.82

11.60

11.27

11.06

10.86

10.29

Minerals

1.52

19.06

19.06

16.26

18.51

18.02

18.02

Fuel & Power

14.91

15.24

15.53

15.53

15.49

15.49

14.50

Liquefied Petroleum Gas

0.92

14.27

14.27

14.27

14.27

14.27

14.27

Petrol

1.09

23.83

25.37

25.37

29.62

30.43

27.00

High Speed Diesel Oil

4.67

9.24

9.24

9.24

9.24

9.24

9.32

DS/GK