AICPIN for the Month of March 2016

No. 5/1/2016- CPI

DATED: 29th April, 2016

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – March, 2016

The All-India CPI-IW for March, 2016 increased by 1 point and pegged at 268 (two hundred and sixty-eight) On 1-month percentage change. it increased by (+) 0.37 per cent between February. 2016 and March, 2016 when Compared with the increase of 0.40 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The maximum upward pressure 10 the change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 0.37 percentage points to [he Lola: change. At item level. Wheat and Wheat Atta_ Fish Fresh, Goat Meat, (Chicken), Milk. Chilies’ Dry. Chillies Green; Potato; Seasonal Green Vegetables and Fruit items, Tea Readymade). Sugar. Private Tuition Fee, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Rice. Arhar Dal- Mustard Oil. Eggs (Hen). Garlic, Onion. Tomato. Supari. Petrol_ Garlands. etc.. putting download pressure on the Index

The year-on year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 5.51 percent for March. 2016 as compared to per cent previous month and 6.28 percent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 6.16 per cent against percent of the previous month and 6.98 percent during the corresponding month or the previous year.

At centre level, Munger Jamalpui reported the maximum increase of 10 points by Raniganj (9 points) and Ludhiana (7 points). Among others. 5 points increase was observed in 4 centres. 3 point in another 9 centres. 2 points in 9 centres and 1 point in 14 centres. On the contrary. Mundakkayam recorded a decrease of 6 points followed by Ernakulum and Puducherry points. Tiruchirappalli and Warangal (4 points each). Among others. 3 points decrease was observed in 2 centres. 2 points in 9 centres and I point in another 9 Centres. Rest of the 14 centres indices remained stationary.

The indices of 33 Centre’s are above All-India Index and other 43 centres indices are below national average. The indices of Bokharo and Varanasi Centres remained at par with All-India Index.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of April, 2016 will be released on Tuesday. 31st May, 2016. The same will also available On the office website