WPI

Inflation soars to 9.06%

Headline inflation in the country went up to 9.06% in May on the back of rising manufactured products and petrol prices.

Food inflation falls to 16.04 percent

Food Inflation further eased to 16.04 percent for the week ended April 24, as arrival of rabi (winter) crops cooled down prices of essential items.

Rising prices of milk, pulses push food inflation to 17.70%

Higher prices of milk, fruits and pulses pushed food inflation to 17.70 per cent for the week ended March 27, fueling expectations that RBI may further tighten rates in its annual monetary policy on April 20.

Food inflation falls even as index moves up a tad

Annual food inflation fell marginally once again to 16.22 percent for the week ended March 13 from 16.3 percent for the week before even as prices of lentils, fruits and vegetables moved up over the past week.

Food prices rise again after 3-wk fall; at 17.40%

High prices continue to take a toll on the common man with the latest data showing that the food inflation moving northwards after falling for three consecutive weeks.

Food inflation down to 16.81%, essential items still costly

Food inflation eased a bit to
16.81 per cent in the week ending January 9, but was still too
high for the comfort of the government that announced measures
to augment supply of essential commodities.

Govt defends separate index for food articles

Government
today justified the introduction of separate index numbers for
primary products and manufacturing items, saying the new
mechanism give better reflection of price movements.

Inflation falls to 0.70% on easing food prices

Inflation fell to 0.70 percent
for the week ending September 26 from 0.83 percent in the
previous week on slight easing of food prices over the week.

Costly vegetables push inflation up to 0.83%

A sharp rise in food prices, vegetables in particular, pushed inflation higher to 0.83% as of Sept 19 and analysts expect the rate of price rise to cross 7% by this fiscal end.

Food prices play dampener, inflation up at 0.37%

An all round development in food prices reflected in the annual rate of inflation which shot to 0.37 percent for the week ended September 12 up by 0.2 percentage.

Dichotomy between WPI and CPI: Pranab

Admitting that there was dichotomy between the Wholesale Price Index and Consumer Price Index, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday termed the condition as "worrisome".

Inflation may rise to 6% by March next year: RBI

India`s inflation based on wholesale prices could hit 6 percent by March, Reserve Bank of India deputy governor KC Chakrabarty said on Friday.

Food items to get less weightage in new inflation index

Food items will be given less weightage in the new Wholesale Price Index (WPI) to reflect the changing consumer behaviour and lifestyle and make the inflation measuring barometer more contemporary.

Food prices push Inflation up to -0.12 percent

Riding on high food prices, the annual rate of inflation for the week ended August 29 rose slightly but stayed in the negative zone for 13th week in row.

Cell phones, digicams in new WPI list

Over 300 new items such as moblie
phones and digital cameras would figure in the new WPI.

Inflation rises slightly to -1.53 percent

After dropping to a 30-year low, the annual rate of inflation recovered slightly to -1.53 percent for the week ended August 8, according to official data released on Thursday.

Inflation at -1.74% despite high food prices

Notwithstanding the rise in food prices, the annual Inflation rate continued to slide down and stood at -1.74 percent for the week ended August 01.