Wholesale Price Index

  • March WPI inflation hits three-month high of 5.70 per cent 15-04-2014 12:52 PM

    New Delhi: India's wholesale prices-based inflation accelerated to a three-month high of 5.70 per cent in March, driven up by increases in food and fuel costs, government data showed on Tuesday. The rise in the wholesale price index (WPI)compared with a 5.30 per cent jump forecast by economists in a...
  • December 2013 WPI inflation down to 6.16 pc vs 7.52 pc in November 15-01-2014 12:24 PM

    India's headline inflation eased to a five-month low of 6.16 percent in December from a 14-month high, helped by a softening in vegetable prices, government data showed on Wednesday. The wholesale price index's annual rise compared with a 7.0 percent jump forecast by economists in a Reuters poll. In November,...
  • Wholesale, retail inflation up in September; rate cut hope fades 14-10-2013 08:45 PM

    Indicating worsening of the price situation, inflation - wholesale as well as retail - went up in September because of costlier food items, especially onion and vegetables, dimming the prospects of rate cut by RBI later this month to boost the sagging economy. While the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based...
  • Inflation impact: How much Rs 100 from 1939 will be worth now 29-08-2013 01:04 PM

    Most of us would have heard from the generations past what all they could buy for a only a rupee during their time. But with a list of inflation-altered products we couldn't always gauge their comparative worth in today's time.So we took the Wholesale Price Index based inflation figures for...
  • Inflation-adjusted 3 Idiots beats Sholay, Mughal-e-Azam, Chennai Express as Bollywood's biggest blockbuster ever 27-08-2013 06:56 PM

    One of the many ever-raging debates in Bollywood is about which is the biggest blockbuster ever? Recent reports say it is the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Chennai Express, but old-timers insist that they haven't seen anything that mesmerised the nation since K Asif's Mughal-e-Azam. Many like me, for so long...
  • May inflation declines to 4.7 pc from 4.89 pc in April 14-06-2013 12:24 PM

    New Delhi: The WPI-based inflation fell to 4.7 per cent in May, driven mainly by declining prices of manufactured items, even as prices of food articles inched up. Inflation based on the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) stood at 4.89 per cent in April. In May, 2012, it was 7.55 per...
  • April inflation slows to 4.89 pc, lowest since Nov 2009 14-05-2013 12:21 PM

    New Delhi: The headline inflation dropped to its lowest since 2009 in the month of April at 4.89 per cent, a level seen comfortable for the RBI to persist with monetary easing to revive a flagging economy. April's reading is well below the 5.50 per cent estimated by analysts in...
  • Retail inflation declines to 10.39 pc in March 12-04-2013 11:41 AM

    New Delhi: Retail inflation declined to 10.39 per cent in March, snapping the five month rising trend, as prices of vegetables and protein based items eased. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) based inflation was at 10.91 per cent in February. The inflation, however, continued to remain in the double digit...
  • Inflation may accelerate to 8.2 pc by Dec: Morgan 18-11-2012 10:42 AM

    New Delhi: Notwithstanding the slight decline in Wholesale Price Index (WPI) inflation in October, inflationary pressures are likely to continue in the months ahead and may touch 8.2 per cent by the year end, says a report. According to a research note by Morgan Stanley, WPI inflation is likely to...
  • Food inflation falls to 6-year low of 0.42 pc 29-12-2011 12:21 PM

    New Delhi: Food inflation fell sharply to a six-year low of 0.42 per cent in the week ended December 17 as prices of essential items like vegetables, onion, potato and wheat declined. Food inflation, as measured by Wholesale Price Index (WPI), stood at 1.81 per cent in the previous week....
  • Food inflation eases to 4-yr low of 4.35 pc 15-12-2011 12:20 PM

    New Delhi: Food inflation fell to a nearly four-year low of 4.35 per cent during the week ended December 3, reflecting a decline in prices of essential items like vegetables, onions, potatoes and wheat. This is the lowest rate of food inflation since the week ended February 23, 2008, when...
  • 'Food inflation may fall below 3 pc soon' 14-12-2011 12:43 PM

    New Delhi: Buoyed by a continuous decline in food inflation over the past five weeks, Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu on Wednesday expressed hope it may fall below 3 per cent in a month's time. "I do expect the food inflation to come down below 3 per cent within a...
  • Food inflation drops from 9.1 pc to 8 pc 01-12-2011 12:29 PM

    New Delhi: Food inflation witnessed a sharp moderation to 8 per cent for the week ended November 19, though prices of most agricultural items, barring potatoes, onions and wheat, continued to rise on an annual basis. Food inflation, as measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), was 9.01 per cent...
  • Inflation rises to 9.73 per cent in October 14-11-2011 12:03 PM

    New Delhi: India's wholesale price index (WPI) rose 9.73 per cent in October from a year earlier, government data showed on Monday. The figure was higher than the median forecast for a 9.61 per cent rise in a Reuters poll. The WPI is more closely watched than the consumer price...
  • Food inflation declines to 11.81 per cent 11-11-2011 12:53 PM

    New Delhi: Food inflation declined marginally to 11.81 per cent in the week ended October 29, but the slight moderation in the rate of price rise provided little respite to consumers burdened by high prices of essential kitchen staples like vegetables and pulses. Food inflation, as measured by the Wholesale...
  • High food inflation due to festive demand: Pranab 03-11-2011 01:49 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday expressed grave concern over rising food inflation, even as he attributed the latest spike in prices to increased demand during the festive season. Food inflation, at 12.21 per cent for the week ended October 22, climbed to a nine-month high. "Food inflation...
  • Food inflation surges to 12.21 per cent 03-11-2011 12:10 PM

    New Delhi: Food inflation rose to 12.21 per cent during the week ended October 22, with expensive vegetables, pulses, fruits and milk, putting more burden on the common man. Food inflation, as measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), stood at 11.43 per cent in the previous week. The rate...
  • Food inflation shoots up to 11.43 per cent 27-10-2011 12:00 PM

    New Delhi: Food inflation shot up to 11.43 per cent for the week ended October 15 on the back of costlier vegetables, fruits, milk and protein-based items. As measured by Wholesale Price Index (WPI), food inflation stood at 10.60 per cent in the previous week. The rate of price rise...
  • Food inflation rises to 10.60 pc from 9.32 pc 20-10-2011 12:26 PM

    New Delhi: Food inflation is back in double digits after a gap of a month-and-a-half and stood at 10.60 per cent for the week ending October 8 on the back of costlier vegetables, fruits, milk and protein-based items. Food inflation, as measured by Wholesale Price Index (WPI), stood at 9.32...
  • September inflation at 9.72 per cent: Govt 14-10-2011 11:42 AM

    New Delhi: The wholesale price index (WPI) rose 9.72 percent in September from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday, girding the market for a possible rate hike this month despite weakening domestic growth and bleak global outlook. The figure was almost in line with the median forecast for...
  • Food inflation over 10 pc, RBI may hike rates 01-09-2011 12:32 PM

    New Delhi: After a gap of over five months, food inflation entered the double-digit zone at 10.05 per cent for the week ended August 20, with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee describing the trend as "disturbing" and experts saying RBI may go in for another rate hike. The weekly food inflation,...
  • Headline inflation falls to 9.22 pc in July 16-08-2011 12:41 PM

    New Delhi: Headline inflation declined to an eight-month low of 9.22 per cent in July as the rate of price rise in food articles and petro-products eased, though pressure remained on manufactured items. Inflation, as measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), stood at 9.44 per cent in June. It...
  • July inflation seen easing slightly to 9.2 pc 13-08-2011 09:29 AM

    New Delhi: India's wholesale price index likely rose an annual 9.2 per cent in July, slightly slower than June's 9.44 per cent, as policy tightening by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was partially offset by surging food prices, a Reuters poll showed. The forecasts for India's main inflation gauge,...
  • Food inflation inches up to 8.04 pc 04-08-2011 12:57 PM

    New Delhi: After dropping to a 20-month low in mid-July, food inflation inched up to 8.04 per cent for the week ended July 23 on expensive onion, fruits and milk. Food inflation, measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), was 7.33 per cent in the previous week, the lowest since...
  • Food inflation falls to 7.78 pc from 9.19 pc 30-06-2011 12:35 PM

    New Delhi: Food inflation fell to a one-and-a-half month low of 7.78 per cent for the week ended June 18 on the back of cheaper vegetables, pulses and potatoes. Food inflation, as measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), stood at 9.13 per cent during the previous week. It was...
  • Food inflation drops to 18-month low of 7.7 pc 12-05-2011 12:21 PM

    New Delhi: Food inflation dropped to 7.7 per cent for the week ended April 30, the lowest level in 18 months, due to a fall in the price of pulses and vegetables, especially potatoes. The rate of price rise in food items, as calculated on the basis of the wholesale...
  • Inflation overshoots RBI target, at 8.98 pc 15-04-2011 02:44 PM

    New Delhi: High prices of vegetables and manufactured items drove the headline inflation in March to 8.98 per cent, way above the RBI's expectation of 8 per cent. The overall inflation measured on the basis of Wholesale Price Index (WPI) was 8.31 per cent in February. The rise in overall...
  • Soaring vegetable prices hit people below the belt 15-07-2010 11:55 PM

    Food inflation has forced families to readjust their grocery budgets. ...