Wholesale Price Index

  • 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 two-month low of 5.2 per cent May 15, 2014

    India's wholesale prices-based inflation in April slowed to a two-month 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 year-on-year 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 February 11, 2014

    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...
  • 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 28, 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 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...
  • 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 year-on-year August 14, 2012

    India's wholesale price index (WPI) rose a lower-than-expected 6.87 per cent in July from a year earlier, mainly driven by higher food prices, government data showed on Tuesday. A CNBC-TV18 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 lower-than-expected 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 faster-than-expected 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 protein-based 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 protein-based 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 year-on-year in January, the...
  • Food inflation falls to 6-year low of 0.42 pc December 29, 2011

    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. It...
  • Food inflation eases to 4-yr low of 4.35 pc December 15, 2011

    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 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...
  • Food inflation declines to 11.81 per cent November 11, 2011

    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 November 3, 2011

    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 is still...
  • Food inflation surges to 12.21 per cent November 3, 2011

    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 of...
  • Food inflation shoots up to 11.43 per cent October 27, 2011

    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 of food...
  • Food inflation rises to 10.60 pc from 9.32 pc October 20, 2011

    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 per...