AICPIN for the month of August 2013


DATED: the 30th September, 2013

Press Release

Consumer Price Index For Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – August, 2013

The All-India CPI -IW for August, 2013 rose by 2 points and pegged at 237 (two hundred and thirty seven). On I-month percentage change, it increased by 0.85 per cent between July and August compared with 0.94 per cent between the same two momhs a year ago. The largest upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing 1.58 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Wheat. Wheat Ana, Goat Meat, Dairy Milk, Milk (Cow & Buffalo), Onion, Chillies Green, Tea (Reactymade), Fi rewood, Doctors Fee, Private Tuition Fee, Secondary School Books, Petrol, Tailoring Charges, etc. are responsible for the rise in index. However, this was compensated to some extent by Groundnut Oil, Fish Fresh, Vegetable & Fruit items, putting downward pressure on the index. The year-on-year inflat ion measured by monthly CPJ-IW stood at 10.75 per cent for August, 2013 as compared to 10.85 per cent for the previous month and 10.31 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food innation stood at 13.91 per cent against 14.10 per cent of the previous month and 12.20 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.
At centre level, Chindwara recorded the highest increase of 8 points followed by lalpaiguri and Siliguri (7 points each) and Ranchi Hatia, Nagpur, Kolkata, Asansol, and Tiruchirapally (6 points each). Among others, 5 points rise was registered in 8 centres, 4 points in 5 centres, 3 points in 12 cent res, 2 points in 13 centres, and 1 point in 19 centres. On the contrary” Goa reported a decline of 5 points followed by Ernakulam. Qui lon and Surat (2 points each) and 3 other centres by I point each. Rest of the 6 centres’ indices remained stationary.
The indices of 39 centres are above AU-India Index and other 38 centres’ indices are below national average. The index of Tiruchirapally centre remained at par with All-India index.
The next index ofCPI-IW for the month of September, 2013 will be released on Thursday, 31 October. 2013. The same will also be available on the office website

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