Index Numbers Of Wholesale Price In India (Base: 2011-12=100) Review For The Month Of October, 2018
The official Wholesale Price Index for ‘All Commodities’ (Base: 2011-12=100) for the month of October 2018 rose by 0.7 percent to 121.7 (provisional) from 120.8 (provisional) for the previous month.
The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, stood at 5.28% (provisional) for the month of October 2018 (over October 2017) as compared to 5.13% (provisional) for the previous month and 3.68% during the corresponding month of the previous year. Build up inflation rate in the financial year so far was 4.64% compared to a build up rate of 2.12% 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 22.62%)
Fuel & Power (Weight 13.15%)
Manufactured Products (Weight 64.23%)
WPI Food Index (Weight 24.38%)
Final Index For The Month Of August 2018 (Base Year: 2011-12=100)
For the month of August 2018, the final Wholesale Price Index for ‘All Commodities’ (Base: 2011-12=100) stood at 120.1 as compared to 120.0 (provisional) and the annual rate of inflation based on final index stood at 4.62 percent as compared to 4.53 percent (provisional) respectively as reported on 14.09.2018.