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Consumer Price Index for Industrial Worker (CPI-IW) for the month of February 2021

All-India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Worker (CPI-IW) for the month of February, 2021 increased by 0.8 points and stood at 119.0

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU

‘CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 31st March, 2021

F.No. 5/1/2021-CPI

Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Worker (2016=100) – February, 2021

The Labour Bureau, an attached office of the M/o Labour & Employment, has been compiling Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers every month on the basis of retail prices collected from 317 markets spread over 88 industrially important centres in the country. The index is compiled for 88 centres and All-India and is released on the last working day of succeeding month. The index for the month of February, 2021 is being released in this press release.

The All-India CPI-IW for February, 2021 increased by 0.8 points and stood at 119.0 (one hundred nineteen and point zero). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.68 per cent with respect to previous month as against a decline of 0.61 per cent between corresponding months a year ago.

The maximum upward pressure in current index came from Fuel & Light group contributing 0.31 percentage points to the total change. It was further supplemented by Miscellaneous and Food & Beverages groups contributing 0.23 and 0.21 percentage points respectively to total rise. At item level, Milk, Mustard Oil, Soyabean Oil, Sunflower Oil, Apple, Mango, Orange, Lady Finger, Onion, Parval, Served & Processed Packaged Food, Cooking Gas, Barber Charges, Petrol, etc. are responsible for the rise in index. However, this increase was checked by items like Rice, Potato, Tomato, Eggs-Hen, Cabbage, Ginger, etc. putting downward pressure on the index.

At centre level, Madurai recorded the maximum increase of 4.0 points. Among others, 3 centres observed an increase between 3 to 3.9 points, 7 centres between 2 to 2.9 points, 22 centres between 1 to 1.9 points and 34 centres between 0 to 0.9 points. On the contrary, Labac-Silchar and Kolkata recorded a decrease of 2.4 and 2.0 points respectively. Among others, 5 centres observed a decline between 1 to 1.9 points and 14 centres between 0 to 0.9 points.

Year-on-year inflation for the month stood at 4.48 per cent compared to 3.15 per cent for the previous month and 6.84 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, Food inflation stood at 4.64 per cent against 2.38 per cent of the previous month and 8.33 per cent during the corresponding month a year ago.

Y-o-Y Inflation based on CPI-IW (Food and General)

rate-of-inflation-feb-2021

All-India Group-wise CPI-IW for January and February, 2021

Sr. No. Groups Jan., 2021 Feb., 2021
I Food & Beverages 117.4 117.9
II Pan, Supari, Tobacco & Intoxicants 134.4 135.8
III Clothing & Footwear 117.8 118.4
IV Housing 115.2 115.2
V Fuel & Light 136.4 142
VI Miscellaneous 116.9 117.6
General Index 118.2 119

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The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of March, 2021 will be released on Friday 30th April, 2021. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.

(Shyam Singh Negi)
Deputy Director General

Source: Labour bureau

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