The largest upward contribution to the change in current index came from Housing Group which increased by 3.53 per cent, contributing 1.28 percentage points to the total change. This was followed by Miscellaneous and Food groups with 0.74 and 0.26 per cent increase respectively contributing 0.32 and 0.28 percentage points to the change. At item level, largest upward pressure came from Rice, Wheat & Wheat Atta, Groundnut Oil, Eggs (Hen), Fish Fresh, Goat Meat, Poultry (Chicken), Onion, Tea (Readymade), Firewood, Auto Rickshaw Charges, Bus Fare, Rail Fare, etc. However, this was compensated by Arhar Dal, Potato, Tomato, Other Green Vegetables, Sugar, Electricity Charges and Flower/Flower Garlands by putting downward pressure on the index.
The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 11.62 per cent for January, 2013 as compated to 11.17 per cent for the previous month and 5.32 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 14.08 per cent against 13.53 per cent of the previous month and 0.49 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.
At centre level, Durgapur recorded the largest increase of 18 points followed by Jharia (10 points), Godavarikhani (9 points), Goa and Surat (8 points each), and Chandigarh (6 points). Among others, 5 point rise was registered in 3 centres, 4 points in 6 centre, 3 points in 12 centres, 2 points in 13 centres and 1 point in 11 centres. On the contrary. Labac-Silchar and Mariani-Jorhat centres reported a decline of 2 points each. The indices of Jalandhar, Rourkela, Sholapur and Kolkata were also declined by 1 point each. Rest of the 21 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 Mysore centre was at par with all-India index.
The next index of CPI-IW for the month of February, 2013 will be released on Thursday, 28 March, 2013. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureau.nic.in.