All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers
All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of December, 2008 decreased by 1 point and stood at 147 (one hundred and fortyseven).
During December, 2008, the index recorded maximum decrease of 4 points each in Madurai, Monger-Jamalpur and Hyderabad centres, 3 points in 12 centres, 2 points in 21 centres and 1 point in 23 centres. The index recorded an increase of 2 points each in Guntur and Bokaro centres and 1 point each in Quilon and Mundakkyam centres, while in the remaining 15 centres the index remained stationary.
The maximum decrease of 4 points in Madurai centre is mainly due to Vegetable Items, Rice, Groundnut Oil, Sunflower Oil, Poultry (Chicken), Onion, Ginger and Petrol etc., in Munger-Jamalpur centre this decrease is due to Rice, Vegetable & Fruit Items etc., while in Hyderabad centre it is mainly due to Rice, Poultry(Chicken), Vegetable items and Petrol. The increase of 2 points in Guntur centre is mainly due to increase in the prices of Rice and Poultry(Chicken) and that in Bokaro centre is due to Wheat, Wheat Atta, Goat Meat, Milk (Buffalo), Soft Coke, Bed Sheet, Medicine (Homeopathic), Stationery and Detergent Powder etc.
The indices in respect of the six main centres are as follows :
The point to point rate of inflation for the month of December, 2008 is 9.70% as compared to 10.45% in November, 2008.