04 March 2012

AICPIN FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY -2012


All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers



          



All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on
base 2001=100 for the month of January, 2012 increased by 1 point and stood
at 198 (one hundred & ninety eight).





            During January, 2012, the index recorded maximum increase of 9
points each in Haldia and Bhilai centres, 7 points  in Jamshedpur centre, 6
points each in Tiruchirapally and Srinagar centres, 5 points  in 2 centres,
4 points in 7 centres, 3 points in 7 centres, 2 points in 11 centres and 1
point in 18 centres. The index decreased by 3 points each in Rangapara
Tezpur and Godavarikhani centres, 2 points each in Madurai and Mercara
centres, 1 point in 8 centres, while in the remaining 16 centres the index
remained stationary.





            The maximum increase of 9 points in Haldia and Bhillai centres
is mainly on account of Housing Index and increase in the prices of Wheat,
Mustard Oil, etc. The increase of 7 points in Jamshedpur centre is mainly
due to Housing Index and increase in the prices of Mustard Oil, Goat Meat,
Vegetable & Fruit items, Tea (Readymade), Firewood, Soft Coke, Barber
Charges, etc. The increase of 6 points in Tiruchirapally and Srinagar
centres is mainly on account of Housing Index and increase in the prices of
Rice, Wheat Atta, Mustard Oil, Milk, Vegetable & Fruit items, Tea
(Readymade), etc. The decrease of 3 points in Rangapara Tezpur and
Godavarikhani centres is due to decrease in the prices of Rice, Onion,
Chillies Green, Vegetable items, etc. The decrease of 2 points in Madurai
and Mercara centres is due to decrease in the prices of Rice, Wheat, Fish
Fresh, Poultry (Chicken), Onion, Vegetable & Fruit items, etc.





The indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows :





1. Ahmedabad - 192





2. Bangalore - 200





3. Chennai - 187





4. Delhi - 181





5. Kolkata - 184





6. Mumbai - 199





            The point to point rate of inflation based on CPI-IW (General)
for the month of January, 2012 is 5.32% as compared to 6.49% in December,
2011. Inflation based on Food Index dipped to the level of 0.49% in January,
2012 as compared to 1.97% in December, 2011.





Source:
pib