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Index Numbers of Wholesale Price in India for the month of September, 2021

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The Office of the Economic Adviser, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) is releasing Index numbers of wholesale price in India (Base Year: 2011-12) for the month of September, 2021 (Provisional) and for the month of July, 2021 (Final). Provisional figures of Wholesale Price Index (WPI) are released on 14th of every month (or next working day) with a time lag of two weeks of the reference month and compiled with data received from institutional sources and selected manufacturing units across the country. After 10 weeks, the index is finalized and final figures are released and then frozen thereafter.

The annual rate of inflation is 10.66% (Provisional) for the month of September, 2021 (over September, 2020) as compared to 1.32% in September, 2020. The high rate of inflation in September 2021 is primarily due to rise in prices of mineral oils, basic metals, non-food articles, food products, crude petroleum & natural gas, chemicals and chemical productsetc. as compared the corresponding month of the previous year.The annual change in the components of WPI index and inflation in the last three months is given below.

Index Numbers & Annual Rate of Inflation (Y-o-Y in %) *
All Commodities/Major Groups Weight (%) July-21 (F) Aug-21 (P) Sept-21 (P)
Index Inflation Index Inflation Index Inflation
All Commodities 100 135.0 11.57 135.9 11.39 136.0 10.66
I Primary Articles 22.6 154.3 6.34 155.8 6.20 154.9 4.10
   II Fuel & Power 13.2 115.2 27.01 116.0 26.09 114.7 24.81
   III Manufactured Products 64.2 132.3 11.46 133.0 11.39 133.8 11.41
Food Index 24.4 159.4 4.52 159.6 3.43 159.8 1.14

Note: P: Provisional, F: Final, * Annual rate of WPI inflation calculated over the corresponding month of previous year

 

The month over month change in WPI index for the month of September, 2021 (as compared to August, 2021) was 0.07 %. The monthly change in WPI index for last six-month is summarized below:

Month Over Month (M-o-M in %) change in WPI Index#
All Commodities/Major Groups Weight Apr-21 May-21 Jun-21 Jul-21 Aug-21 (P) Sep-21 (P)
All Commodities 100.00 1.62 0.68 0.60 0.97 0.67 0.07
   I Primary Articles 22.62 2.78 -0.86 1.86 0.85 0.97 -0.58
   II Fuel & Power 13.15 -0.27 0.83 0.82 4.07 0.69 -1.12
   III Manufactured Products 64.23 1.56 1.23 0.08 0.53 0.53 0.60
Food Index 24.38 3.18 0.00 -0.06 0.44 0.13 0.13

Note: P: Provisional, # Monthly rate of change, based on month over month (M-o-M) WPI calculated over the preceding month

 

Month over Month Change in Major Groups of WPI:

  1. Primary Articles (weight 22.62%): – The index for this major group declined by (-0.58%) to 154.9 (provisional) in September, 2021 from 155.8 (provisional) for the month of August, 2021. Prices of Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas (-4.06%), Minerals (-2.34%) Food Articles (-0.25%) andNon-food Articles (-0.31%) declined in September, 2021 as compared to August, 2021.
  2. Fuel & Power (weight 13.15%): – The index for this major group declined by (-1.12%) to 114.7 (provisional) in September, 2021 from 116.0 (provisional) for the month of August, 2021. Prices of Mineral Oils (-1.75%) declined in September, 2021 as compared to August, 2021. Prices of coal and electricity remain unchanged.
  3. Manufactured Products (weight 64.23%): – The index for this major group increased by (0.60%) to 133.8 (provisional) in September, 2021 from 133.0 (provisional) for the month of August, 2021. Out of the 22 NIC two-digit groups for Manufactured Products, 17 groups have witnessed increase in prices; 4 groups have witnessed decrease and for one group the prices remained unchanged in September, 2021 as compared to August, 2021. The increase in prices is mainly contributed by manufacture of basic metals; food products; chemicals and chemical products; machinery and equipment; motor vehicles, trailers, semi-trailers; and fabricated metals. Some of the groups that have witnessed decrease in prices are manufacture of electrical equipment; computer, electronic and optical products; printing and reproduction of recorded media, and beverages in September 2021 as compared to August 2021.

 

WPI food index (weight 24.38%): The Food Index consisting of ‘Food Articles’ from Primary Articles group and ‘Food Product’ from Manufactured Products group have increased from 159.6 in August, 2021 to 159.8 in September, 2021. The rate of inflation based on WPI Food Index decreased from 3.43% in August, 2021 to 1.14% in September, 2021.

Final index for the month of July, 2021 (Base Year: 2011-12=100): For the month of July, 2021, the final Wholesale Price Index and inflation rate for ‘All Commodities’ (Base: 2011-12=100) stood at 135.0 and 11.57 % respectively.  The details of All India Wholesale Price Indices and Rates of Inflation for different commodity groups for September, 2021 are at Annex I. The Annual rate of Inflation (Y- o-Y) based on WPI for different commodity groups in the last six months is at Annex II. The WPI Index for different commodity groups in the last six months is at Annex III.

Response Rate: The WPI for September, 2021 have been compiled at a weighted response rate of 83 percent, while the final figure for July, 2021 is based on the weighted response rate of 94 percent. The Provisional figuresofWPIwillundergorevisionasperthefinalrevisionpolicyofWPI. This press release, item indices, and inflation numbers are available at our home page http://eaindustry.nic.in

 

Next date of Press Release: Index Numbers of WPI for the month of October,2021 would be released on 15/11/2021.

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Annex-I

All India Wholesale Price Indices and Rates of Inflation (Base Year: 2011-12=100) for September, 2021

Commodities/Major Groups/Groups/Sub-Groups/Items Weight Index (Latest Month) * Latest month over month (MoM) Cumulative Inflation (YoY) WPI Based rate of Inflation (YoY)
2020-2021 2021-2022* 2020-2021 2021-2022* Sept-2020 Sept- 2021*
ALL COMMODITIES 100.00 136.0 0.74 0.07 -0.88 11.58 1.32 10.66
I. PRIMARY ARTICLES 22.62 154.9 1.43 -0.58 0.73 7.37 4.06 4.10
A. Food Articles 15.26 160.5 3.31 -0.25 4.17 0.93 8.37 -4.69
Cereals 2.82 159.3 -1.50 0.82 0.83 -1.89 -3.73 1.21
Paddy 1.43 162.0 -0.24 0.12 3.35 -1.69 1.91 -1.82
Wheat 1.03 156.7 -2.72 1.82 2.33 -1.07 -5.24 4.47
Pulses 0.64 178.9 2.57 2.58 11.62 10.27 12.53 9.42
Vegetables 1.87 178.2 24.38 -3.10 6.33 -13.52 38.12 -32.45
Potato 0.28 190.2 15.61 -1.96 74.28 -36.68 118.66 -48.95
Onion 0.16 220.4 57.79 -4.92 -13.69 26.59 -31.64 -1.91
Fruits 1.60 147.6 -5.92 -2.12 -0.78 6.42 -4.59 -1.27
Milk 4.44 156.8 0.98 0.00 5.07 2.23 5.56 1.95
Eggs, Meat & Fish 2.40 158.5 -1.76 -0.13 4.08 7.79 4.15 5.18
B. Non-Food Articles 4.12 161.1 -0.80 -0.31 -3.11 22.30 -1.81 29.40
Oil Seeds 1.12 235.0 -0.19 -1.92 2.49 41.48 0.65 51.13
C. Minerals 0.83 187.4 -13.19 -2.34 0.99 17.29 -6.01 28.80
D. Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas 2.41 97.0 -6.65 -4.06 -27.70 50.52 -23.41 43.92
    Crude Petroleum 1.95 97.1 -9.02 -4.90 -32.38 85.79 -24.97 71.86
II. FUEL & POWER 13.15 114.7 -0.11 -1.12 -13.32 27.34 -8.65 24.81
LPG 0.64 114.8 0.27 4.46 -8.80 41.30 3.19 54.30
Petrol 1.60 114.9 1.23 -2.96 -19.57 57.71 -12.40 54.85
HSD 3.10 118.1 -2.87 -2.15 -21.10 52.48 -16.88 51.80
III. MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS 64.23 133.8 0.59 0.60 0.62 10.99 1.87 11.41
Mf/o Food Products 9.12 158.5 0.64 0.70 5.10 13.38 4.92 12.65
Vegetable And Animal Oils and Fats 2.64 187.9 2.39 -0.27 14.83 43.22 18.67 36.85
Mf/o Beverages 0.91 126.9 -1.12 -0.08 1.36 0.99 0.00 2.42
Mf/o Tobacco Products 0.51 161.3 1.50 0.62 2.18 1.95 0.45 3.86
Mf/o Textiles 4.88 132.7 0.53 0.38 -3.88 14.20 -3.40 16.81
Mf/o Wearing Apparel 0.81 143.7 0.58 1.20 -0.31 2.67 -0.36 3.90
Mf/o Leather and Related Products 0.54 118.8 0.51 0.51 -0.90 0.23 0.08 0.08
Mf/o Wood And of Products of Wood and Cork 0.77 140.6 0.22 0.14 -0.57 4.37 -0.15 5.00
Mf/o Paper and Paper Products 1.11 132.9 0.08 0.30 -1.88 10.77 -1.33 11.59
Mf/o Chemicals and Chemical Products 6.47 131.3 0.00 0.84 -2.59 11.66 -1.36 13.09
Mf/o Pharmaceuticals, Medicinal Chemical And Botanical Products 1.99 134.8 -0.54 0.60 3.32 3.92 3.34 3.69
Mf/o Rubber and Plastics Products 2.30 123.6 1.77 1.15 -1.10 13.05 1.20 12.88
Mf/o other Non-Metallic Mineral Products 3.20 121.9 0.17 0.00 -0.04 3.53 -0.09 4.37
Cement, Lime and Plaster 1.64 125.2 -0.58 -0.24 0.94 2.80 -0.25 4.68
Mf/o Basic Metals 9.65 137.1 1.60 0.96 -1.88 26.94 3.64 26.71
Mild Steel – Semi Finished Steel 1.27 116.8 -0.41 0.09 0.31 20.97 4.06 20.04
Mf/o Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery and Equipment 3.15 130.6 0.71 1.01 -2.07 12.53 -1.73 15.27

Note: * = Provisional, Mf/o = Manufacture of

 

Annex-II

Commodities/Major Groups/Groups/Sub-Groups/Items Weight WPI based inflation figures for last 6 months (Y-o-Y)
Apr-21 May-21 Jun-21 Jul-21 Aug-21* Sept-21*
ALL COMMODITIES 100.00 10.74 13.11 12.07 11.57 11.39 10.66
I. PRIMARY ARTICLES 22.62 9.94 9.40 8.59 6.34 6.20 4.10
A. Food Articles 15.26 4.60 4.25 3.28 0.12 -1.29 -4.69
Cereals 2.82 -3.07 -2.58 -2.77 -2.91 -1.13 1.21
Paddy 1.43 -0.43 -0.55 -2.36 -2.77 -2.18 -1.82
Wheat 1.03 -3.16 -2.54 -1.77 -2.86 -0.19 4.47
Pulses 0.64 10.74 12.09 11.56 8.41 9.41 9.42
Vegetables 1.87 -8.97 -7.18 -0.78 -8.30 -13.30 -32.45
Potato 0.28 -30.01 -26.11 -31.09 -36.69 -39.81 -48.95
Onion 0.16 -19.72 23.24 64.32 72.01 62.78 -1.91
Fruits 1.60 23.54 17.81 6.96 -3.45 -5.10 -1.27
Milk 4.44 2.04 2.31 1.65 2.50 2.95 1.95
Eggs, Meat & Fish 2.40 10.88 10.79 8.72 7.97 3.46 5.18
B. Non-Food Articles 4.12 15.58 18.37 18.63 22.94 28.76 29.40
Oil Seeds 1.12 29.95 36.00 36.76 40.75 53.79 51.13
C. Minerals 0.83 20.64 13.25 15.33 12.55 14.50 28.80
D. Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas 2.41 80.76 59.52 46.97 42.25 40.03 43.92
    Crude Petroleum 1.95 162.24 108.20 78.47 68.48 64.41 71.86
II. FUEL & POWER 13.15 21.27 36.74 29.32 27.01 26.09 24.81
LPG 0.64 21.46 60.49 31.44 38.14 48.11 54.30
Petrol 1.60 46.41 64.88 59.94 59.04 61.53 54.85
HSD 3.10 32.89 69.16 59.92 53.79 50.69 51.80
III. MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS 64.23 9.44 11.25 10.96 11.46 11.39 11.41
Mf/o Food Products 9.12 13.13 15.58 13.31 13.06 12.59 12.65
Vegetable And Animal Oils and Fats 2.64 44.54 51.95 43.58 42.66 40.49 36.85
Mf/o Beverages 0.91 0.56 0.32 0.08 1.20 1.36 2.42
Mf/o Tobacco Products 0.51 2.49 -0.81 -0.63 2.22 4.77 3.86
Mf/o Textiles 4.88 10.00 11.55 14.17 15.85 16.99 16.81
Mf/o Wearing Apparel 0.81 1.01 1.08 2.84 3.96 3.27 3.90
Mf/o Leather and Related Products 0.54 0.42 1.01 0.09 -0.34 0.08 0.08
Mf/o Wood And of Products of Wood and Cork 0.77 4.37 3.91 3.43 4.39 5.09 5.00
Mf/o Paper and Paper Products 1.11 10.12 9.77 10.47 11.34 11.34 11.59
Mf/o Chemicals and Chemical Products 6.47 11.11 11.17 10.89 11.56 12.14 13.09
Mf/o Pharmaceuticals, Medicinal Chemical And Botanical Products 1.99 3.38 6.45 4.18 3.31 2.52 3.69
Mf/o Rubber and Plastics Products 2.30 13.89 12.85 11.98 13.14 13.57 12.88
Mf/o other Non-Metallic Mineral Products 3.20 2.89 2.28 2.62 4.52 4.55 4.37
Cement, Lime and Plaster 1.64 1.71 0.16 2.13 3.87 4.32 4.68
Mf/o Basic Metals 9.65 20.19 29.24 29.09 29.09 27.51 26.71
Mild Steel – Semi Finished Steel 1.27 17.34 24.34 23.41 21.39 19.45 20.04
Mf/o Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery and Equipment 3.15 6.79 12.15 12.04 14.12 14.93 15.27

 

Note: * = Provisional, Mf/o = Manufacture of

 

 

Annex-III

Commodities/Major Groups/Groups/Sub-Groups/Items Weight WPI Index for last 6 months
Apr-21 May-21 Jun-21 Jul-21 Aug-21* Sept-21*
ALL COMMODITIES 100.00 132.0 132.9 133.7 135.0 135.9 136.0
I. PRIMARY ARTICLES 22.62 151.5 150.2 153.0 154.3 155.8 154.9
A. Food Articles 15.26 161.6 159.6 160.5 161.5 160.9 160.5
Cereals 2.82 157.7 158.5 157.7 156.8 158.0 159.3
Paddy 1.43 162.0 162.2 161.7 161.2 161.8 162.0
Wheat 1.03 156.1 157.4 155.7 152.8 153.9 156.7
Pulses 0.64 175.3 179.0 177.6 172.8 174.4 178.9
Vegetables 1.87 152.3 142.3 165.3 191.2 183.9 178.2
Potato 0.28 162.3 178.0 183.1 188.6 194.0 190.2
Onion 0.16 164.1 175.0 219.7 232.9 231.8 220.4
Fruits 1.60 191.0 179.3 161.3 145.4 150.8 147.6
Milk 4.44 154.7 154.9 154.4 155.9 156.8 156.8
Eggs, Meat & Fish 2.40 162.1 163.2 165.8 164.0 158.7 158.5
B. Non-Food Articles 4.12 143.2 145.0 148.4 152.2 161.6 161.1
Oil Seeds 1.12 195.7 208.9 211.7 216.9 239.6 235.0
C. Minerals 0.83 185.9 170.9 191.8 187.4 191.9 187.4
D. Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas 2.41 90.2 92.2 99.5 101.0 101.1 97.0
    Crude Petroleum 1.95 88.9 91.4 100.3 102.1 102.1 97.1
II. FUEL & POWER 13.15 108.9 109.8 110.7 115.2 116.0 114.7
LPG 0.64 108.1 104.8 97.0 102.5 109.9 114.8
Petrol 1.60 97.8 101.4 106.2 116.1 118.4 114.9
HSD 3.10 101.0 106.4 114.5 121.8 120.7 118.1
III. MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS 64.23 129.9 131.5 131.6 132.3 133.0 133.8
Mf/o Food Products 9.12 154.2 157.3 155.8 155.8 157.4 158.5
Vegetable And Animal Oils and Fats 2.64 182.7 191.0 184.5 185.6 188.4 187.9
Mf/o Beverages 0.91 125.7 125.8 125.6 126.5 127.0 126.9
Mf/o Tobacco Products 0.51 160.3 159.3 157.6 161.1 160.3 161.3
Mf/o Textiles 4.88 128.7 128.5 129.7 130.8 132.2 132.7
Mf/o Wearing Apparel 0.81 140.3 139.9 141.2 141.8 142.0 143.7
Mf/o Leather and Related Products 0.54 118.2 119.5 117.7 117.3 118.2 118.8
Mf/o Wood And of Products of Wood and Cork 0.77 138.4 138.3 138.7 140.2 140.4 140.6
Mf/o Paper and Paper Products 1.11 132.8 132.6 133.0 133.5 132.5 132.9
Mf/o Chemicals and Chemical Products 6.47 128.0 128.4 128.3 129.3 130.2 131.3
Mf/o Pharmaceuticals, Medicinal Chemical And Botanical Products 1.99 134.7 136.9 134.7 134.3 134.0 134.8
Mf/o Rubber and Plastics Products 2.30 122.2 121.2 120.6 121.4 122.2 123.6
Mf/o other Non-Metallic Mineral Products 3.20 121.2 120.9 121.4 122.6 121.9 121.9
Cement, Lime and Plaster 1.64 124.7 124.0 124.5 126.2 125.5 125.2
Mf/o Basic Metals 9.65 128.6 133.5 134.0 134.0 135.8 137.1
Mild Steel – Semi Finished Steel 1.27 113.0 117.0 116.5 115.2 116.7 116.8
Mf/o Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery and Equipment 3.15 122.6 126.5 127.5 129.3 129.3 130.6

Note: * = Provisional, Mf/o = Manufacture of

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