All-India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (AICPIN) for the month of May, 2021

All-India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (AICPIN) for the month of May, 2021 increased by 0.5 points and stood at 120.6

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU

F.No. 5/1/2021-CPI

‘CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 30th June, 2021

Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (2016=100) – May, 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 May, 2021 is being released in this press release.

The All-India CPI-IW for May, 2021 increased by 0.5 points and stood at 120.6 (one hundred twenty and point six). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.42 per cent with respect to previous month compared to an increase of 0.30 per cent recorded between corresponding months a year ago.

The maximum upward pressure in current index came from Food & Beverages group contributing 0.35 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Arhar Dal, Masur Dal, Fish Fresh, Goat Meat, Eggs-Hen, Edible Oil, Apple, Banana, Jamun, Papaya, Potato, Tomato, Brinjal, Cabbage, French Bean, Garlic, Onion, Sugar White, Tea-leaf, Cooking Gas, Kerosene Oil, Mobile Telephone Charges, Petrol, etc. are responsible for the rise in index. However, this increase was mostly checked by Leechi, Mango, Water Melon, Bitter Gourd, Lady’s Finger, Lemon, Parwal, Torai, Tamarind, etc. putting downward pressure on the index.

At centre level, Coonoor recorded maximum increase of 4.1 points followed by Udham Singh Nagar with 3.6 points. Among others, 4 centres observed an increase between 2 to 2.9 points, 18 centres between 1 to 1.9 points and 41 centres between 0.1 to 0.9 points.

On the contrary, Bhilwara recorded a maximum decrease of 1.2 points followed by Amritsar with 1 point. Among others, 17 centres observed a decline between 0.1 to 0.9 points. Rest of 4 centres remained stationary.

Year-on-year inflation for the month stood at 5.24 per cent compared to 5.14 per cent for the previous month and 5.10 per cent during the corresponding month an year before. Similarly, Food inflation stood at 5.26 per cent against 4.78 per cent of the previous month and 5.88 per cent during the corresponding month an year ago.

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

All-India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (AICPIN) for the month of May, 2021

All-India Group-wise CPI-IW for April and May, 2021

Sr.No. Groups Apr, 2021 May, 2021
I Food & Beverages 119.1 120.0
II Pan, Supari, Tobacco & Intoxicants 137.3 137.8
III Clothing & Footwear 119.0 119.0
IV Housing 115.2 115.2
V Fuel & Light 148.7 148.9
VI Miscellaneous 118.3 118.6
General Index 120.1 120.6

 

CPI-IW: Groups Indices

All-India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (AICPIN) for the month of May, 2021

 

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

Sd/-
(Shyam Singh Negi)
Deputy Director General

Source: www.labourbureaunew.gov.in

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