GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
Consumer Price Index for industrial Workers (CPI-IW) June 2019
The All-India CPI-IW for June,2019 increased by 2 points and pegged at 316 (three hundred and sixteen). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.64 per cent between May, 2019 and June, 2019 when compared with the increase of (+) 0.69 per cent between the corresponding months of previous year.
The maximum upward pressure in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 1.93 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Arhar Dal, Groundnut Oil, Eggs (Hen), Fish Fresh, Coat Meat. Poultry (Chicken), Milk Buffalo. Pure Ghee, Chillies Green. Garlic, Ginger, Onion, Banana, Brinjal. Cabbage, Carot, French Bean, Green Coriander Leaves, palak, Potato, Tomato, Cigarette, Doctor’s Fee, Medicine (Allopathic), Cable Charges etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Wheat, Coconut & Coconut Oil. Lady Finger, Mango (Ripe), parval, Electricity Charges, Petrol, etc.. putting downward pressure on the index.
The year-on-year inflation based on CPI-IW stood at g.59 percent for June 2019 as compared to 8.65 per cent for the previous month and 3.93 percent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 5.47 per cent against 5.21 per cent of the previous month and 0.97 percent during the corresponding month of the previous year.
At centre level Coonoor, Hyderabad and Vijaywada observed the maximum increase of 8 points followed by Quilon (7 points). Among others, 6 points increase was observed in 6 centres, 5 points in 2 centres, 4 points in 9 centres, 3 points in another 9 centres, 2 points in 10 centres and 1 point in 21 centres. On the contrary. Srinagar recorded a maximum decrease of 3 points. Among others, 2 points decrease was observed in 3 centres and 1 point in 7 centres. Rest of the 6 centres’ indices remained stationary.
The indices of 35 centres are above All-India Index and 43 centres indices arc below national average.
The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of July 2019 will be released on Friday 30th August 2019. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureau.gov.in
(AMRIT LAL JANGID)