All India Consumer Price Index for the month of January 2019 – 6 Point Increase
All India Consumer Price Index for the month of January 2019 recorded 6 points increase compared to previous month. – Dearness Allowance for Central Government Employees and Pensioners is calculated on the basis of All India consumer Price Index.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
DATED: 28th February, 2019
Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) — January, 2019
The All-India CPI-IW for January, 2019 increased by 6 points and pegged at 307 (three hundred and seven). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 1.99 per cent between December, 2018 and January, 2019 when compared with the increase of (+) 0.70 per cent for the corresponding months of last year.
The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Housing group contributing (+) 5.16 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Wheat, Arhar Dal, Fish Frsh, Goat Meat, Coconut, Lady’s Finger, Tomato, Flowers/Flower Garlands, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Onion, Brinjal, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Gourd, Peas, Potato, Cooking Gas, Electricity Charges, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.
The year-on-year inflation based on CPI-IW stood at 6.60 per cent for January, 201-9 as compared to 5.24 per cent for the previous month and 5.11 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at (+) 0.97 per cent against (-) 0.96 per cent of the previous month and 3.36 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.
At centre level Nagpur reported the maximum increase of 21 points followed by Nasik (17 points), Amritsar, Quilon, Jharia (13 points each) and Jaipur (12 points). Among others, 11 points increase was observed in 3 centres, 10 points in 7 centres, 9 points in 3 centres, 8 points in 5 centres, 6 points in 9 centres, 5 points in 6 centres, 4 points in 7 centres, 3 points in 7 centres, 2 points in 7 centres and 1 point in 6 centres. On the contrary, Darjeeling recorded a maximum decrease of 4 points followed by Siliguri (3 points). Among others, 2 points decrease was observed in 4 centres and 1 point in 2 centres. Rest of the 4 centres’ indices remained stationary.
The indices of 35 centres are above All-India Index and 42 centres’ indices are below national average. The index of Rourkela centre remained at par with All-India Index.
The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of February, 2019 will be released on Friday, 29th March, 2019. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.
(AMRIT LAL JANGID)