Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) September 2013
According to a press release issued by the Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment the All-India CPI-IW for September, 2013 rose by 1 points and pegged at 238 (two hundred and thirty eight). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.42 per cent between August and September compared with 0.47 per cent between the same two months a year ago.
The largest upward pressure to the change in current index came from Miscellaneous group contributing 0.44 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Arhar Dal, Goat Meat, Dairy Milk, Milk (Cow & Buffalo), Pure Ghee, Snack Saltish, Tea Leaves, Onion, Electricity Charges, Firewood, College Fee, Secondary School Fee, Petrol, Bus Fare, Tailoring Charges etc. are responsible for the rise in index. However, this was compensated to some extent by Wheat, Groundnut Oil, Mustard Oil, Poultry, Ginger, Vegetables and Fruit items, putting downward pressure on the index.
The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 10.70 per cent for September, 2013 as compared to 10.75 per cent for the previous month and 9.14 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 13.36 per cent against 13.91 per cent of the previous month and 11.00 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.
At centre level, Labac Sichar recorded the highest increase of 9 points each followed by Varanasi and Vishakhapattnam (7 points each) and Bhilwara, Tripura and Darjeeling (6 points each). Among others, 5 points rise was registered in 3 centres, 4 points in 2 centres, 3 points in 7 centres, 2 points in 14 centres and 1 point in 15 centres. On the contrary, Goa reported a decline of 8 points followed by Godavarikhani (7 points), Bhavnagar (5 points) and Nagpur and Ahmedabad (4 points each). Among others 3 point decline was observed in 2 centres 1 point in 6 centres. Rest of the 15 centres’ indices remained stationary.
The indices of 39 centres are above All-India Index and other 38 centres’ indices are below national average. The index of Ajmer centre remained at par with all-India index.
The next index of CPI-IW for the month of October, 2013 will be released on Friday, 29 November, 2013. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureau.gov.in.