WHOLESALE PRICE INDEX

  • Inflation drops to 5-year low of 2.38 per cent in September October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Continuing decline in food prices, including vegetables, pulled down the September wholesale price inflation to a five year low of 2.38 per cent. The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation was at 3.74 per cent in August and 7.05 per cent in September 2013. ...
  • Inflation at 5 month low of 5.19 per cent in July August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Inflation dipped to a five month low of 5.19 per cent in July mainly on account of decline in prices of some food articles, vegetables and protein rich items. It was at 5.43 per cent last month and 5.84 per cent in July 2013. Inflation in the overall food articles...
  • April WPI inflation at twomonth low of 5.2 per cent May 15, 2014

    India's wholesale pricesbased inflation in April slowed to a twomonth low of 5.2 per cent, helped by a moderation in food and fuel costs, government data showed on Thursday. The rise in the wholesale price index (WPI) compared with a 5.73 per cent yearonyear jump forecast by economists in a Reuters...
  • March WPI inflation hits three-month high of 5.70 per cent April 15, 2014

    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 Reuters...
  • December 2013 WPI inflation down to 6.16 pc vs 7.52 pc in November January 15, 2014

    India's headline inflation eased to a fivemonth low of 6.16 percent in December from a 14month 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...
  • Wholesale, retail inflation up in September; rate cut hope fades October 14, 2013

    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...
  • Inflation impact: How much Rs 100 from 1939 will be worth now August 29, 2013

    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 August 27, 2013

    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 June 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The WPIbased 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...
  • April inflation slows to 4.89 pc, lowest since Nov 2009 May 14, 2013

    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 a...
  • Retail inflation declines to 10.39 pc in March April 12, 2013

    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...
  • December WPI inflation eases to 7.18 per cent January 14, 2013

    New Delhi: India's headline inflation slowed down to its lowest level in three years, hardening expectations for an interest rate cut by the RBI later in January to boost an economy that is set to post its slowest growth in a decade. The wholesale price index (WPI), India's main inflation indicator,...
  • Inflation may accelerate to 8.2 pc by Dec: Morgan November 18, 2012

    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...
  • September inflation moves closer to 8 per cent October 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Rising fuel prices boosted Indian inflation in September to 7.8 per cent, its highest level since November, undermining the government case calling for an interest rate cut by the RBI this month to boost the sluggish economy. The rise in the wholesale price index India's main inflation...
  • July WPI inflation eases to 6.87 pc yearonyear August 14, 2012

    India's wholesale price index (WPI) rose a lowerthanexpected 6.87 per cent in July from a year earlier, mainly driven by higher food prices, government data showed on Tuesday. A CNBCTV18 poll had an annual rise of 7.25 per cent. The annual reading for May remained unchanged at 7.55 per cent. June's...
  • June inflation slows to 7.25 per cent July 16, 2012

    New Delhi: India's wholesale price index (WPI) rose a lowerthanexpected 7.25 per cent in June from a year earlier, mainly driven by higher food prices, government data showed on Monday. Analysts on average had expected an annual rise of 7.62 per cent. Wholesale prices provisionally rose 7.55 per cent in May. The...
  • Inflation accelerates to 7.55 per cent in May June 14, 2012

    New Delhi Inflation moved up to 7.55 per cent in May because of spurt in prices of potato, pulses and wheat, although onion and fruits showed a declining trend. Inflation, as measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), was 7.23 per cent in April. In May last year, however,...
  • April inflation accelerates to 7.23 per cent May 14, 2012

    New Delhi: India's wholesale price index (WPI) rose a fasterthanexpected 7.23 per cent in April from a year earlier, mainly driven by higher food prices and manufactured items, government data showed on Monday. Analysts on average had expected an annual rise of 6.91 per cent. Wholesale prices rose 6.89 percent in...
  • Inflation slips to 6.89 pc; vegetables still costly April 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The overall inflation in March eased to 6.89 per cent on account of sharp decline in prices of onions, fruits and proteinbased items, even as vegetables and pulses turned costlier. Inflation, as measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), was 6.95 per cent in February. In March last year,...
  • Inflation in Feb rises to 6.95 pc from 6.75 pc March 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Inflation rose to 6.95 per cent in February because of sharp increase in food prices, especially vegetables and proteinbased items. Inflation, as measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), was 6.55 per cent in January. In February last year, it was 9.54 per cent. As per the official data...
  • Govt releases inflation nos; CPI up 7.65 pc February 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Inflation based on the all India Consumer Price Index stood at 7.65 per cent in January, as per the first nationwide retail inflation data released by the government on Tuesday. While 'food and beverages' reported a moderate rate of price rise of 4.11 per cent yearonyear in January, the...
  • January inflation could drop below 7 pc: Basu January 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Amid signs of moderation in price rise situation in the country, the January inflation numbers are likely to drop below 7 per cent, said Chief Economic Adviser Kaushik Basu. "Inflation figures are going down. The January figure, which you will get in middle of February, my expectation is that...
  • Food inflation in negative zone at 1.03 pc January 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Food inflation remained in the negative zone for the fourth week in a row, at ()1.03 per cent for the week ended January 14, on account of cheaper vegetables. Food inflation, as measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), was at ()0.42 per cent in the previous week. It...
  • Food inflation remains in the negative zone January 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Food inflation remained in the negative zone for the third straight week, at ()0.42 per cent for the week ended January 7, mainly due to fall in prices of onion and vegetables. Food inflation, as measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), was at () 2.90 per cent in...
  • December inflation at a twoyear low of 7.47 pc January 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Headline inflation fell to a twoyear low of 7.47 per cent in December 2011 on cheaper food items, a factor which may prompt the Reserve Bank to cut policy rates in the upcoming review. Headline inflation, as measured by Wholesale Price Index (WPI), had...
  • Food inflation falls to 6year low of 0.42 pc December 29, 2011

    New Delhi: Food inflation fell sharply to a sixyear 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. It...
  • Food inflation eases to 4yr low of 4.35 pc December 15, 2011

    New Delhi: Food inflation fell to a nearly fouryear 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 it...
  • 'Food inflation may fall below 3 pc soon' December 14, 2011

    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 month,"...
  • Food inflation drops from 9.1 pc to 8 pc December 1, 2011

    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 in...
  • Inflation rises to 9.73 per cent in October November 14, 2011

    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 index...