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 April 2011
The official Wholesale Price Index for 'All Commodities' (Base: 2004-05 = 100) for the month April 2011 rose by 1.3 percent to 150.6 (Provisional) from 148.6 (Provisional) for the previous month. INFLATION The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, stood at 8.66% (Provisional) for the month of April' 2011 (over April 2010) as compared to 9.04% (Provisional) for the previous month and 10.88% during the corresponding month of the previous year. Build up inflation in the financial year so far was 1.34% compared to a build up of 1.76% 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 2.2 percent to 191.6 (Provisional) from 187.4 (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 2.5 percent to 183.5 (Provisional) from 179.1 (Provisional) for the previous month due to higher prices of fruits & vegetables and coffee (10% each), bajra(7%), maize (6%), jowar (3%), urad and ragi (2% each) and moong, milk and fish-marine (1% each). However, the prices of barley (9%), tea (5%), masur and wheat (3% each), gram, egg, condiments & spices and fish-inland (2% each) and mutton, arhar and beef & buffalo meat (1% each) declined. The index for 'Non- Food Articles 'group rose by 2.0 percent to 192.9 (Provisional) from 189.2 (Provisional) for the previous month due to higher prices of groundnut seed (9%),raw rubber (7%), sugarcane and logs & timber (5% each), cotton seed, gaur seed and castor seed (4% each), raw cotton (3%), sunflower (2%) and copra and niger seed (1% each). However, the prices of gingelly seed (18%), rape & mustard seed and fodder (3% each) and Mesta, raw jute, raw silk and coir fibre (1% each) declined. The index for Mineral group rose by 1.5 percent to 263.9 (Provisional) from 259.9 (Provisional) for the previous month due to higher prices of zinc concentrate (17%) and iron ore (5%). However, the prices of barytes (9%), chromite (5%), copper ore and steatite (3% each) and sillimanite (1%) declined. FUEL & POWER (Weight 14.91%) The index for this major group rose by 1.1 percent to 159.9 (Provisional) from 158.2 (Provisional) for the previous month due to higher prices of bitumen (9%), lubricants and light diesel oil (8% each), naphtha (6%), aviation turbine fuel (5%) and furnace oil (4%). MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS (Weight 64.97%) The index for this major group rose by 1.04 percent to 135.8 (Provisional) from 134.4 (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 0.5 percent to 145.8 (Provisional) from 145.1 (Provisional) for the previous month due to higher prices of tea leaf (unblended) (16%), processed prawn (10%), tea leaf (blended) (6%), groundnut oil and pickles (5% each), ice cream, cakes & muffins, canned meat , molasses and cotton seed oil (3% each), condensed milk (2%), rice bran oil , cashew nut (roasted), rice bran, powder milk, gur, mustard & rapeseed oil and sugar (1% each). However, the prices of mustard oil cake (7%), bread & buns and bagasse (6% each), rice bran extraction and copra oil (4% each), wheat bran, maida and wheat flour (atta) (2% each) and gola (cattle feed), cashew kernel, sunflower oil, oilcake, vegetables seeds, sooji ( rawa ) and biscuit / cookies (1% each) declined.

viscose yarn (5%). caustic soda & soda ash. fatty alcohol. laminated paper and paper for printing / poster (1% each). kraft paper & bags (4%). shampoo (8%). di-ammonium phosphate. However. woollen cloth. HDPE woven fabric. The index for 'Paper & Paper Products' group rose by 1. urea.6 (Provisional) from 152.5 percent to 133.3 percent to 130. bristle paper board . viscose staple fibre. alcohol & mixture.6 (Provisional) from 129. toughened glass and concrete poles & posts (3% each).8 (Provisional) from 151. glycol. woollen cardigans/sweaters (3%). synthetic suitings and jute sacking cloth (1% each) declined. However. non-cyclic compound . the prices of woollen shawls (8%). gelatine capsules (empty). dicalcium phosphate.0 (Provisional) from 128. naphthalene / aniline. (3% each) . zinc oxide. synthetic grey cloth. The index for 'Leather & Leather Products' group rose by 1. polyol. titanium dioxide. maplitho paper. perfume / scent . blankets. plastic components / accessories and rigid PVC (7% each). foot ball and plastic/PVC chappals (3% each). cypermethrin . marbles (4%). and crome tanned leather and leather chappals/ sandals (1% each).The index for 'Beverages. the prices of wooden chair (3%) declined. However. polymers. organic solvent.3 percent to 129. railway sleeper and stone (1% each) declined. newspaper. the prices of glass vials (18 %). However.6 (Provisional) for the previous month due to higher prices of glass bottles & bottleware (6%). synthetic resin acetic acid & its derivatives. reclaimed rubber (9%). oxygen.1 (Provisional) from 131. The index for ' Textiles ' group rose by 0. leather chemicals and pigment & pigment intermediates (2% each) and agarbattis. ink and washing powder (1% each) declined. cotton durries. formaldehyde and ammonia (gas / liquid) (4% each). However. ice block/ cube (non edible). carbon di-sulphide and foundry chemical (2% each) and fatty acid .8 (Provisional) from 128. weedicides. bus / truck tyre and plastic cabinet (1% each). synthetic rubber compound (3%) and rubber components & parts (1%) declined. Tobacco & Tobacco Products' group rose by 1. cotton yarn (bleached). However. acid (inorganic). argon gas (7%).9 percent to 130. acrylic yarn. ophthalmic lens (4%) and white cement. plastic/PVC pipe. hardeners. soda based soft drinks (8%). aerated water (all types) (4%). finished / processed cotton yarn (knitted) and synthetic yarn (4% each). asbestos corrugated sheet (5%).4 (Provisional) for the previous month due to higher prices of rectified spirit (10%). ammonium sulphate (4%). seamless tubes & pipes. card board (5%). cotton yarn (dyed) and jute yarn (7% each). soft drink concentrates (3%).5 percent to 151.1 (Provisional) for the previous month due to higher prices of paper rolls (12 %). grey cloth (bleached / unbleached) and cotton shirting (2% each) and woollen yarn. coir mats & matting. menthol and rubber chemicals (7% each). . scooter / motor cycle tyre ( 8 %). cotton under garments and cotton trousers / pants (3% each) gunny and hessian cloth.6 (Provisional) for the previous month due to higher prices of leather shoe upper (4%). lime & calcium carbonate and face / body powder (1% each). the prices of corrugated sheet boxes (2%) declined. cotton linters.4 (Provisional) for the previous month due to higher prices of cotton dressing gown (13%). printing and writing paper (2%) and newsprint. The index for 'Rubber & Plastic Products' group rose by 1. rubber seat assembly and rubber brakes (10% each).5 percent to 125. paracetamol/analgesic. castor oil. plastic bottles (5%). petrochemical building blocks. The index for 'Chemicals & Chemical Products' group rose by 1. hair / body oils and shaving cream (5% each). sulphur & sulphur powder (4%). essence/flavour used in food products. additives. non-alcoholic beverages (all types) and bidi (1% each). rubber moulded goods (4%). pressed glassware and graphite rods (2% each) and non-ferrous sanitary fittings and bricks & tiles (1% each). adhesive & gum.4 (Provisional) from 123. nitrogen (gas / liquid).5 percent to 148. woollen carpets (2%) and cotton cloth finished /processed. The index for ' Non-Metallic Mineral Products ' group rose by 0. paper cartons/boxes (3%). plastic films & sheets and cycle /cycle rickshaw tyre (2% each) and plastic rolls.1 (Provisional) for the previous month due to higher prices of rubber transmission belt (14%). ayurvedic medicines.4 percent to 154. carbon & it's compound. photographic goods. vegetable starch. acrylic fibre (9%). the prices of leather shoe lining (1%) declined. polymer products. cotton children suits and mixed fabrics (1% each ).3 (Provisional) for the previous month due to higher prices of olio resin & gelatin (16%). dye & dye intermediates. However. cotton knitted fabrics. foot wear/ safety boot (3%). endosulfan. . the prices of acid (organic) (13%). the prices of polyester film (4%). The index for 'Wood & Wood Products' group rose by 0. leather handbags / wallets (2%). explosives.3 (Provisional) from 147. synthetic rubber. bleaching powder and phenol or phenol extract. polyester staple fibre. glycol. chlorine (9%). woollen hosiery goods (12%). beer (4%).1 (Provisional) for the previous month due to higher prices of insulation board and sawn timber posts / squares (2% each) and veneered particle board (1%).

0 (Provisional) for the previous month due to higher prices of electric magnet brakes (6%). PVC insulated cable. 2010 has increased from 8. control equipments and gear cutting machines (4% each). conductor. oil mill machinery. However. electric connectors / plugs /sockets/holders (10%). sprinkler.04.6 percent to 122. Ministry of Commerce & Industry.0 percent to 123.54 percent as compared to 8. the rate of inflation for March. utensils. copper products (other than wire). steel rods. gold & gold ornaments. and pencil ingots (4% each). iron castings (7%). aluminium seals . FINAL INDEX FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY. computer peripherals (2%) and industrial valves. geared motor and crankshafts (5% each). cylinder. Alloys & Metal Products and Manufactured Products. wire rods. aluminium ingots. sheets. 2011 the final Wholesale Price Index for All Commodities (Base: 2004-05=100) stood at 148.1 as compared to 146. fans and semiconductor devices (5% each). piston & compressor (2%) and gear boxes & parts and bi-cycles (1% each) declined. relay /contacter and air break switches/circuit breaker (2% each) and battery dry cells.4 (Provisional) for the previous month due to higher prices of cranes (17%).53 percent as against 8. steel structures and sponge iron (8% each). compressors. copper wire (all types) (6%). steel castings. steel frames and brass (1 % each) declined. The index for ' Machinery & Machine Tools group rose by 1. electric motor starters and optical instruments (7% each). However. electronic PCB /micro circuit. textile machinery. Alloys & Metal Products ' group rose by 1. electric generators. watches (6%). electrical wires . the prices of gauges (10%). drive equipment. The WPI new series had a programming error and the WPI for Metal Products was not getting incorporated in the Index of Basic Metals. Next date of press release: 14/06/2011 for the month of May.The index for ' Basic Metals.6 percent to 148. electrical pumps and battery charger (3% each). the prices of aluminium casting and chain (3% each). rounds. welded pipe and copper / copper ingots (3% each). washing / laundry machines. electric switch gears and electric switches (1% each) declined. 2011 (BASE YEAR: 2004-05=100) For the month of February.31 percent (Provisional) reported on 15.7 (Provisional) from 122. weighing scales. concrete vibrator & mixture. New Delhi. The rate of inflation for April. power supply (DC) and sewing machines (9% each).66 percent reported with this press release. motor cycle / scooter / moped and bus / mini bus / truck (2% each) and shafts (all kinds) and clutch & clutch plates (1% each). batteries. melting scrap. the prices of UPS / stabilizer (6%). pump & assembly and meters / starter (non-electrical) (1% each). TV sets.2011.5 (Provisional) for the previous month due to higher prices of silver (12%). 2011 Office of Economic Adviser.8 (Provisional) from 146. non-ferrous casting & forging. food/ beverages/tobacco processing machinery. The index for 'Transport. lathes.0 (Provisional) and annual rate of inflation based on final index stood at 9. non ferrous alloys (9% each). metal containers. slab and joist & beams (2% each) and angles. The series has now been revised from April. plates. 2011 without the correction would have been 8.However. As a result of this correction. cylinder liners and metal moulds & dyes (1% each).6 (Provisional) from 122. pneumatic tools.98 percent announced earlier to 9. electric motors.04 percent. nuts/bolts/screw/ washers (2%) and iron & steel wire. fixtures. amplifier. ferro manganese. filtration equipment. 2004 and placed on website. welding rods . Equipment & Parts' group rose by 0. pressure cooker (10%). distribution boards. . . rebars. radiator & coolers and railway brake gear (5% each).

6 122.90 -0.91 38.87 -0.09 0.05 -1.09 7.86 4.14 0.25756 0.07 3.04293 1.7 Latest month over month 2010-11 2011-12 Build up from March 2010-11 2011-12 Year on year 2010-11 2011-12 100.29 -0.04 15.73553 0.69 1.65 1.18 9.61 18.62 1.52 -11.96 2. 2011 Commodities/Major Groups/Groups/SubGroups ALL COMMODITIES PRIMARY ARTICLES Food Articles Cereals Rice Wheat Pulses Vegetables Potato Onion Fruits Milk Egg.35 -2.87 -0.26 4.03350 0.9 129.59 0.69 10.76 6.88 21.79348 1.48 24.76247 2.84 1.94 0.59 1.66 0.81 9.48 0.54 1.02 4.30 1.1 130.16 .30 2.33 1.12 -6.04 0.23 1.26 1.58 7.09015 4.40 1.15 2.68 15.00000 20.15 0.41 9.35 -2.9 158.91 0.98697 12.0 169.18 5.Annexure-I Wholesale Price Index and Rates of Inflation (Base Year: 2004-05=100) Month of April.91021 0.48 0.41 3.24 2.33 1.83509 2.76 6.1 154.53 1.4 133. 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 Apr.26 1.71 4.47 -0.56301 8.09 0.08 2.38 1.97396 1.6 147.32 11.7 151.74785 1.21282 1.60 10.52 2.00 0.46 1.15 2.00 1.8 145.01 1.97164 9.08 17.6 149.71 3.10717 3.44 1.40 1.83 0.44 1.07 0.6 191.21 2.33 1.49 6.58744 2.20 1.37323 1.13 11.60 27. 2011 150.1 189.61 -9.77 6.84 1.9 284.98 0.60 10.6 178.26 4.80 0.78051 1.33 1.43 -0.62 1.52 -11.0 152.67 11.36 8.99 1.15 0.83 0.66 12.38 1.13 1.46 -0.57 3.61 -9.20150 0.26 1.30 1.46 1.14 -10.8 140.06 -0.07 3.7 163.11 9.27 1.53 1.54 10.51 3.69 1.6 135.00 0.41384 4.46 -0.34 2.41 28.00 1.80 0.81 5.09 24.83 6.7 192.76 3.47 -0.05 8.90 -0.41 3.74 8.23 1.5 172.12 -2.33 86.53 34.59 0.64 2.96 7.6 123.65 2.98 0.39 1.69 27.33 0.72 0.38646 10.43 -0.78 4.21 0.04 8.00 0.68 15.02 4.45 20.52 2.65 -13.3 167.44 5.71662 1.78 0.91 5.17794 2.66 0.57 1.46 -0.11595 0.42 -2.46 1.56 13.20573 0.59 1.6 183.52350 14.60526 2.78 16.41 1.04 0.03 19.55597 1.99 1.34 2.97 2.19 6.18 -0.61 3.46 1.57 2.04 3.33709 3.01 1.8 125.71 3.26 1.64 2.93148 5.90 7.08 8.31 21.17 9.57 10.54 1.2 109.49 0.41 13.33 12.97 2.09 0.9 128.8 129.36 24.35 8.4 263.8 170.3 154.05 2.11 6.49 0.65 1.87737 1.57 3.03 -23.72 0.21 0.91468 1.0 148.41 2.67020 64.39 1.94 0.76 18.23818 2.11815 14.55 0.02 6.78 0.4 207. 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.91 0.27 1.37 2.12 -2.01770 2.9 159.76 3.18 -0.6 122.81 9.0 148.00 0.41 1.49 8.65 -13.5 194.6 153.13 1.33 0.09 0.95 7.42 -2.65 3.96 2.07 0.69 1.73731 3.69 1.24 2.46 -0.

20 -2.53 2.43 3.43 13.46 10.60 6.32 27.53 9.82 18.58 11.34 3.78 7.34 19.69 0.22 6.56 1.96 2.67 10.54 12.52 8.60 3.12 14.41 14.35 12.49 0.71 -1.26 0.53 18.33 86.44 16.99 21.04 3.74 33.02 17.99 27.71 5.40 -7.86 4.37 14.10 -1.71 4.11 9.37 2.00 20.75 3.61 5.29 -0.52 14.81 5.24 14.99 3.18 5.01 -4.68 -2.02 1.23 7.92 14.30 3.45 11.26 14.95 3.52 -13.07 -9.00 -1.07 15.36 89.26 0. 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.66 9.99 12.19 6.47 8.84 7.13 3. 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 (%) Apr-11 Mar-11 Feb-11 Jan-11 Dec-10 Nov-10 100.12 -6.20 9.39 7.97 9.14 14.16 9.98 10.78 1.45 18.36 24.54 7.28 -5.96 9.80 129.01 1.76 2.57 2.74 -0.78 7.58 -3.84 2.99 28.02 6.88 83.20 1.96 7.58 7.30 18.21 0.21 7.93 5.46 12.22 11.05 18.95 7.67 11.59 5.74 8.45 6.17 9.96 9.38 2.21 5.60 25.76 2.00 -15.05 8.42 25.40 2.18 9.14 3.20 9.35 3.89 10.14 -14.90 17.89 2.61 20.17 1.50 2.47 3.38 -10.53 0.32 15.74 3.10 2.47 18.68 14.47 11.60 4.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.85 10.12 0.28 18.91 1.45 47.02 2.04 12.20 0.60 56.68 1.69 10.37 14.14 14.13 -0.73 12.50 16.12 4.12 29.59 2.60 26.65 13.61 2.54 15.41 -6.42 6.37 1.00 23.21 8.69 18.75 -4.71 5.28 30.58 -1.33 12.79 -13.17 3.93 25.66 12.03 0.22 1.31 36.65 3.17 17.13 11.48 12.36 -47.54 10.91 0.07 1.98 8.78 2.41 13.18 2.37 15.09 9.13 10.24 2.72 12.75 .75 -10.04 1.15 -11.88 9.39 10.20 14.07 7.99 23.59 2.84 -1.14 0.20 2.41 4.69 26.32 10.08 3.74 0.72 1.76 3.74 13.30 2.22 12.56 3.29 2.14 6.32 11.61 -28.80 13.69 27.88 1.74 34.12 11.41 2.20 5.40 9.50 44.05 -1.67 64.46 5.77 4.95 5.15 5.33 66.31 21.19 4.77 15.49 6.43 3.01 8.71 11.34 8.41 28.98 17.56 8.75 1.39 1.30 9.57 74.98 6.09 4.45 6.79 1.32 -0.65 2.37 3.48 2.71 5.11 3.86 5.59 4.97 1.