GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
OFFICE OF THE ECONOMIC ADVISER
Index Numbers of Wholesale Prices in India (Base: 2004-05=100)
Review for the month of June, 2011
The official Wholesale Price Index for 'All Commodities' (Base: 2004-05 = 100) for the month June, 2011 rose by 0.9
percent to 153.0 (Provisional) from 151.7 (Provisional) for the previous month.
INFLATION
The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, stood at 9.44% (Provisional) for the month of June, 2011 (over June,
2010) as compared to 9.06% (Provisional) for the previous month and 10.25% during the corresponding month of the
previous year. Build up inflation in the financial year so far was 2.34% compared to a build up of 2.57% in the
corresponding period of the previous year.
Inflation for important commodities / commodity groups is indicated in Annex-1 and Annex-II.
The movement of the index for the various commodity groups is summarized below:PRIMARY ARTICLES (Weight 20.12%)
The index for this major group rose by 2.8 percent to 197.5 (Provisional) from 192.1 (Provisional) for the previous
month. The groups and items for which the index showed variations during the month are as follows:The index for 'Food Articles' group rose by 1.9 percent to 190.1 (Provisional) from 186.5 (Provisional) for the previous
month due to higher prices of tea (13%), jowar (10%), milk (6%), coffee, egg and fish-marine (5% each), gram (4%),
pork, fish-inland and mutton (2% each) and maize and fruits & vegetables (1% each). However, the prices of arhar (4%),
bajra, masur, ragi, poultry chicken, barley and urad (3% each), condiments & spices (2%) and moong (1%) declined.
The index for 'Non-Food Articles' group declined by 1.7 percent to 181.3 (Provisional) from 184.5 (Provisional) for the
previous month due to lower prices of logs & timber (21%), gingelly seed (9%), raw cotton and raw jute (8% each),
mesta (7%), raw silk (6%), castor seed, flowers and safflower (2% each) and sunflower and raw rubber (1% each).
However, the prices of gaur seed (12%), rape & mustard seed and linseed (5% each), fodder (3%), groundnut seed (2%)
and copra (1%) moved up.
The index for 'Minerals' group rose by 17.2 percent to 312.5 (Provisional) from 266.7 (Provisional) for the previous
month due to higher prices of crude petroleum (34%), magnesite (9%), steatite (7%), barytes and chromite (5% each),
copper ore (3%) and iron ore (2%). However, the prices of sillimanite (8%) and zinc concentrate (2%) declined.
FUEL & POWER (Weight 14.91%)
The index for this major group rose by 0.7 percent to 161.6 (Provisional) from 160.4 (Provisional) for the previous month
due to higher prices of kerosene (5%), petrol and LPG (4% each), high speed diesel and bitumen (2% each). However,
the prices of light diesel oil (7%), aviation turbine fuel (5%), naphtha (4%) and furnace oil (3%) declined.
MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS (Weight 64.97%)
The index for this major group rose by 0.1 percent to 137.3 (Provisional) from 137.2 (Provisional) for the previous
month. The groups and items for which the index showed variations during the month are as follows:The index for 'Food Products' group rose by 0.6 percent to 148.4 (Provisional) from 147.5 (Provisional) for the previous
month due to higher prices of tea leaf (blended) (11%), mixed spices (7%), gur (6%), groundnut oil, powder milk, cotton
seed oil and tea dust (blended) (3% each), tea leaf (unblended) and sunflower oil (2% each) and soyabean oil, ghee, copra
oil, gola (cattle feed), mustard & rapeseed oil, vanaspati, gingelly oil, canned fish and tea dust (unblended) (1% each).
However, the prices of rice bran oil (6%), sooji (rawa) (5%), palm oil and processed prawn (2 % each) and sugar and
sugar confectionary (1% each) declined.
The index for Beverages, Tobacco & Tobacco Products group rose by 3.5 percent to 160.6 (Provisional) from 155.1
(Provisional) for the previous month due to higher prices of dried tobacco (16%) and bidi (12%).

The index for 'Textiles' group declined by 1.0 percent to 132.5 (Provisional) from 133.8 (Provisional) for the previous
month due to lower prices of cotton yarn (5%), man made fibre (2%) and gunny and hessian cloth (1%). However, the
prices of jute yarn (5%), woollen textiles, man made fabric and cotton fabric (1% each) moved up.
The index for 'Wood & Wood Products' group rose by 1.9 percent to 157.3 (Provisional) from 154.4 (Provisional) for the
previous month due to higher prices of plywood & fibre board (3%) and processed wood (1%).
The index for 'Paper & Paper Products' group rose by 0.3 percent to 130.8 (Provisional) from 130.4 (Provisional) for the
previous month due to higher prices of maplitho paper (5%), cream laid woven paper (3%) and paper cartons / boxes
(1%). However, the prices of newspaper (2%) and paper rolls (1%) declined.
The index for 'Leather & Leather Products' group rose by 0.6 percent to 127.2 (Provisional) from 126.5 (Provisional) for
the previous month due to higher prices of leather footwear (1%).
The index for 'Rubber & Plastic Products' group declined by 0.7 percent to 132.6 (Provisional) from 133.6 (Provisional)
for the previous month due to lower prices of plastic products (2%). However, the prices of tyres (1%) moved up.
The index for 'Chemicals & Chemical Products' group rose by 0.1 percent to 131.4 (Provisional) from 131.3 (Provisional)
for the previous month due to higher prices of rubber chemicals (4%), vitamins, adhesive & gum and lacquer &
varnishes (3% each), turpentine oil and di ammonium phosphate (2% each) and hair / body oils, basic inorganic
chemicals and washing soap (1% each). However, the prices of pesticides (2%) and synthetic resin, non-cyclic
compound and explosives (1% each) declined.
The index for 'Non-Metallic Mineral Products' group declined by 0.1 percent to 149.3 (Provisional) from 149.4
(Provisional) for the previous month due to lower prices of lime (2%) and slag cement (1%). However, the prices of
white cement (1%) moved up.
The index for 'Basic Metals, Alloys & Metal Products' group rose by 0.6 percent to 150.6 (Provisional) from 149.7
(Provisional) for the previous month due to higher prices of pencil ingots (4%), metal containers (3%) and sheets,
melting scrap, gold & gold ornaments, rounds, steel castings, gp/gc sheets, steel structures, furniture and joist & beams
(1% each). However, the prices of silver (7%), ferro silicon and sponge iron (3% each) and pipes/tubes/rods/strips (1 %)
declined.
The index for 'Machinery & Machine Tools' group declined by 0.1 percent to 123.9 (Provisional) from 124.0
(Provisional) for the previous month due to lower prices of machine tools (3%), fibre optic cable (2%) and t.v.sets,
electric motors, batteries, insulators and electronic pcb /micro circuit (1% each). However, the prices of electric switch
gears, magnets and hydraulic equipment (1% each) moved up.
The index for 'Transport, Equipment & Parts' group declined by 1.7 percent to 122.8 (Provisional) from 124.9
(Provisional) for the previous month due to lower prices of motor vehicles (5%) and railway brake gear (4%). However,
the prices of motor cycle / scooter / moped (1%) moved up.

FINAL INDEX FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL, 2011 (BASE YEAR: 2004-05=100)
For the month of April, 2011 the final Wholesale Price Index for All Commodities (Base: 2004-05=100) stood at 152.1
as compared to 150.6 (Provisional) and annual rate of inflation based on final index stood at 9.74 percent as compared to
8.66 percent (Provisional) reported on 14.06.2011.
Next date of press release: 16/08/2011 for the month of July, 2011
Office of Economic Adviser, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, New Delhi,

Annexure-I
Wholesale Price Index and Rates of Inflation (Base Year: 2004-05=100)
Month of June, 2011
Commodities/Major
Groups/Groups/SubGroups
ALL COMMODITIES
PRIMARY ARTICLES
Food Articles
Cereals
Rice
Wheat
Pulses
Vegetables
Potato
Onion
Fruits
Milk
Egg, Meat & Fish
Non-Food Articles
Fibres
Oil Seeds
Minerals
FUEL & POWER
Liquefied petroleum gas
Petrol
High speed diesel
MANUFACTURED
PRODUCTS
Food Products
Sugar
Edible Oils
Beverages, Tobacco & Tobacco
Product
Cotton Textiles
Man Made Textiles
Wood & Wood Products
Paper & Paper Products
Leather & Leather Products
Rubber & Plastic Products
Chemicals & Chemical Products
Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Cement & Lime
Basic Metals Alloys & Metal
Product
Iron & Semis
Machinery & Machine Tools
Transport Equipment & Parts

Weight

WPI
June.
2011

Latest month over
month
2010-11

2011-12

2010-11

2011-12

2010-11

2011-12

100.00000
20.11815
14.33709
3.37323
1.79348
1.11595
0.71662
1.73553
0.20150
0.17794
2.10717
3.23818
2.41384
4.25756
0.87737
1.78051
1.52350
14.91021
0.91468
1.09015
4.67020

153.0
197.5
190.1
174.0
167.4
168.7
186.7
161.9
124.4
173.3
205.7
193.4
201.9
181.3
226.6
155.9
312.5
161.6
133.6
172.4
157.1

0.50
1.97
1.92
0.79
0.49
0.42
0.29
16.04
6.10
8.06
-0.18
0.00
-0.43
1.39
2.14
0.00
3.19
0.28
2.85
1.54
1.24

0.86
2.81
1.93
0.35
-0.18
0.48
-0.27
9.02
5.33
13.05
-4.33
5.74
2.49
-1.73
-7.62
0.91
17.17
0.75
3.65
4.17
2.28

2.57
6.09
7.21
-0.12
0.61
-2.31
3.97
32.65
18.88
-12.32
11.74
2.81
7.09
1.73
4.30
1.10
6.22
2.21
6.24
2.48
1.94

2.34
4.94
6.20
0.99
0.24
-2.54
-2.25
12.98
16.37
-3.24
11.49
10.77
3.33
-5.28
-20.10
3.25
17.13
2.54
3.65
8.70
2.28

10.25
20.14
20.97
7.43
8.23
6.57
23.02
12.24
-37.29
-12.16
25.35
26.21
38.99
15.83
18.14
2.08
22.08
13.92
6.72
19.67
17.26

9.44
12.22
8.38
4.63
1.89
-0.06
-9.72
-7.54
-0.72
15.38
26.43
12.51
9.55
18.57
43.78
13.22
27.03
12.85
12.17
30.61
6.58

137.3

-0.08

0.07

1.27

1.25

5.62

7.43

148.4
167.4
132.8

-0.51
-3.54
0.70

0.61
-1.30
0.53

-3.46
-15.41
1.05

2.27
-1.82
3.11

6.13
10.93
0.52

8.48
7.79
15.28

160.6

0.07

3.55

1.27

3.95

7.39

11.68

153.8
120.3
157.3
130.8
127.2
132.6
131.4
149.3
154.6

-0.08
-0.45
-0.47
0.08
-0.39
0.08
-0.16
-1.17
-1.31

-2.53
-1.47
1.88
0.31
0.55
-0.75
0.08
-0.07
-0.39

4.48
1.11
0.27
2.09
0.31
2.24
1.66
0.21
-0.66

-0.58
-1.47
3.69
1.00
1.35
-0.30
1.62
0.67
0.59

13.78
8.73
4.78
3.39
-1.24
5.22
5.25
2.07
0.54

26.69
9.76
7.15
7.21
-0.47
7.80
7.35
4.19
2.93

150.6

-0.29

0.60

4.14

1.55

8.22

8.89

145.0
123.9
122.8

-1.44
0.17
0.08

1.12
-0.08
-1.68

-0.32
0.75
1.78

3.35
0.49
0.33

3.18
2.21
2.91

17.50
2.91
2.16

64.97164
9.97396
1.73731
3.04293
1.76247
2.60526
2.20573
0.58744
2.03350
0.83509
2.98697
12.01770
2.55597
1.38646
10.74785
1.56301
8.93148
5.21282

Build up from March

Year on year

Annexure-II

Trend of Rate of Inflation for some important items during last six months
Rate of Inflation for the last six months

Commodities/Major Groups/Groups/Sub-Groups
ALL COMMODITIES
PRIMARY ARTICLES
Food Articles
Cereals
Rice
Wheat
Pulses
Vegetables
Potato
Onion
Fruits
Milk
Egg, Meat & Fish
Non-Food Articles
Fibres
Oil Seeds
Minerals
FUEL & POWER
Liquefied petroleum gas
Petrol
High speed diesel
MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS
Food Products
Sugar
Edible Oils
Beverages, Tobacco & Tobacco Product
Cotton Textiles
Man Made Textiles
Wood & Wood Products
Paper & Paper Products
Leather & Leather Products
Rubber & Plastic Products
Chemicals & Chemical Products
Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Cement & Lime
Basic Metals Alloys & Metal Product
Iron & Semis
Machinery & Machine Tools
Transport Equipment & Parts

Weight (%)

June-11

May-11

Apr-11

Mar-11

Feb-11

Jan-11

100.00
20.12
14.34
3.37
1.79
1.12
0.72
1.74
0.20
0.18
2.11
3.24
2.41
4.26
0.88
1.78
1.52
14.91
0.91
1.09
4.67
64.97
9.97
1.74
3.04
1.76
2.61
2.21
0.59
2.03
0.84
2.99
12.02
2.56
1.39
10.75
1.56
8.93
5.21

9.44
12.22
8.38
4.63
1.89
-0.06
-9.72
-7.54
-0.72
15.38
26.43
12.51
9.55
18.57
43.78
13.22
27.03
12.85
12.17
30.61
6.58
7.43
8.48
7.79
15.28
11.68
26.69
9.76
7.15
7.21
-0.47
7.80
7.35
4.19
2.93
8.89
17.50
2.91
2.16

9.06
11.30
8.37
5.09
2.57
-0.12
-9.21
-1.59
0.00
10.29
31.90
6.40
6.43
22.35
58.98
12.20
11.87
12.32
11.31
27.31
5.49
7.27
7.27
5.34
15.47
7.93
29.88
10.90
4.68
6.97
-1.40
8.71
7.10
3.03
1.97
7.93
14.54
3.16
4.00

9.74
15.09
10.66
4.42
2.32
0.18
-6.37
2.02
-1.09
6.01
44.44
2.87
11.14
26.86
87.22
10.03
23.57
13.04
11.31
21.81
5.49
6.80
5.94
3.45
13.47
7.71
31.08
11.83
2.89
6.86
-0.16
9.52
6.85
3.62
1.78
7.49
12.36
2.82
2.08

9.68
13.44
9.41
3.48
2.27
0.17
-3.97
8.56
1.42
4.55
26.72
4.43
13.54
27.35
87.69
10.87
15.20
12.49
14.99
23.14
6.22
7.45
2.40
-7.14
12.98
8.80
33.13
12.64
3.62
8.37
-1.49
10.56
7.39
3.71
1.65
11.67
13.33
3.18
3.64

9.54
15.89
10.95
3.43
3.84
-1.28
-5.24
14.38
-10.86
5.17
17.48
12.54
12.74
34.36
89.23
7.90
17.72
12.37
14.99
28.73
12.45
6.26
0.00
-15.43
13.01
8.60
26.74
13.60
3.78
7.10
-1.20
9.60
6.59
2.53
0.47
11.14
14.30
3.38
2.96

9.47
18.44
16.68
1.76
3.58
-3.79
-13.33
66.52
-13.80
129.07
15.65
13.77
15.69
26.60
56.17
3.50
16.12
11.41
14.99
27.37
14.71
5.32
-0.14
-14.40
9.66
9.61
20.71
11.60
4.59
5.68
-2.53
9.15
5.53
2.49
0.34
8.47
8.08
3.29
2.88

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