Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) — February 2020

AICPIN for the Month of February 2020

According to the Labour Bureau press release, All India Consumer Price Index Number (AICPIN) for the Month of February 2020 decreased by 2 Points and stood at 328.

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) — February 2020

The All-India CPI IW for February 2020 has decreased by two points and stood at 328 (three hundred and twenty-eight). On 1-month percentage change, it fell down by (-) 0.61 percent between January and February 2020 whereas no change was observed between corresponding months of the previous year. In January 2020 it was 330 (Three hundred and thirty).

The maximum downward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (-) 2.67 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Arhar Dal, Eggs-Hen- Fish Fresh, Poultry Chicken. Onion, Brinjal, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Cucumber, French Bean, Gourd, palak, Peas, Potato. Radish, Tomato, Petrol, Toilet Soap, etc. are responsible for the decrease in index. However, this decrease was checked by Rice, Wheat Alta, Groundnut Oil, Goat Meat, Milk-Buffallo, Cooking Gas, etc., putting upward pressure on the index.


AICPIN for the month of February 2020 decreased by two points and stood at 328
No. 5/1/2020-CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT LABOUR BUREAU

`CLAREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 31st March 2020

Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) — February 2020


The All–India CPI-IW for February 2020 decreased by two points and stood at 328 (three hundred and twenty-eight). On 1-month percentage change, it went down by (-) 0.61 percent between January and February, 2020 whereas no change was observed between corresponding months of the previous year.

The maximum downward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (-) 2.67 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Arhar Dal, Eggs-Hen, Fish Fresh, Poultry Chicken, Onion, Brinjal, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Cucumber, French Bean, Gourd, Palak, Peas, Potato, Radish, Tomato, Petrol, Toilet Soap, etc. are responsible for the decrease in index. However, this decrease was checked by Rice, Wheat Atta, Groundnut Oil, Goat Meat, Milk-Buffalo, Cooking Gas, etc., putting upward pressure on the index.


The year-on-year inflation based on all-items stood at 6.84 percent for February 2020 as compared to 7.49 percent for the previous month and 6.97 percent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 8.33 percent against 10.61 percent of the previous month and 2.63 percent during the corresponding month a year ago.

At center level, Munger-Jamalpur recorded the maximum decrease of 8 points followed by Giridih (7 points) and Tiruchirapally, Tripura, and Surat (6 points each). Among others, 5 points decrease was observed in 11 centers, 4 points in 5 centers, 3 points in 18 centers, 2 points in 21 centers and 1 point in 12 centers. On the contrary, Bhavnagar recorded a maximum increase of 4 points. The rest of the 5 centers’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 34 centers are above All-India Index and 44 centers’ indices are below the national average.
The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of March 2020 will be released on Thursday 30th April 2020. The same will also be available on the official website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.

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