India Wholesale Price Index Change  1969-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Indian wholesale prices rose 5.25 percent year-on-year in January of 2017, following a 3.39 percent gain in December while markets expected a 3.89 percent rise. It was the tenth straight month of increase and the highest since July 2014, driven by a faster increase in cost of manufactured product and a surge in cost of petrol while prices of food fell less than in the prior month. On a monthly basis, wholesale prices went up 1.0 percent, compared to a 0.2 percent fall in December. Producer Prices Change in India averaged 7.28 percent from 1969 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 34.68 percent in September of 1974 and a record low of -11.31 percent in May of 1976.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-02-14 06:30 AM Jan 5.25% 3.39% 3.89% 3.57%
2017-02-14 06:30 AM Jan 18.14% 8.65%
2017-02-14 06:30 AM Jan -0.56% -0.7%
2017-03-14 06:30 AM Feb 5.25% 5.79%
2017-03-14 06:30 AM Feb 3.99%
2017-03-14 06:30 AM Feb -0.56%




India WPI Rises The Most In 30 Months In January


Indian wholesale prices rose 5.25 percent year-on-year in January of 2017, following a 3.39 percent gain in December while markets expected a 3.89 percent rise. It was the tenth straight month of increase and the highest since July 2014, driven by a faster increase in cost of manufactured product and a surge in cost of petrol while prices of food fell less than in the prior month.

In January, food prices fell 0.56 percent from a year earlier, following a 0.70 percent drop in the preceding month. Among food prices, vegetables recorded the largest drop (-32.32 percent), followed by onions (-28.86 percent) and potatoes (-0.20 percent). In contrast, cost increased for: wheat (+9.49 percent), pulses (6.21 percent), cereals (5.94 percent), milk (4.19 percent); egg, meat & fish (3.59 percent), fruits (3.58 percent) and rice (2.97 percent).

Cost of manufactured products increased by 3.99 percent, compared to a 3.67 percent rise in the previous month.

Petrol prices went up 18.14 percent year-on-year, following a 8.52 percent gain in December. Cost of diesel also increased by 31.10 percent,  compared to a 20.25 percent rise in a month earlier.

On a monthly basis, wholesale prices went up 1.0 percent, compared to a 0.2 percent fall in December.

Office of the Economic Adviser l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
2/14/2017 6:56:09 AM



India Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.17 3.41 12.17 3.17 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 130.30 130.40 131.40 86.81 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 119.50 118.30 146.50 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 184.60 182.80 185.90 97.50 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 5.25 3.39 34.68 -11.31 percent [+]
Export Prices 300.00 312.00 312.00 100.00 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 518.00 518.00 518.00 100.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.53 1.37 14.72 0.53 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 117.10 116.00 117.10 103.20 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.08 -0.61 1.77 -1.00 percent [+]



India Wholesale Price Index Change Notes

In India, the wholesale price index (WPI) is the main measure of inflation. The WPI measures the price of a representative basket of wholesale goods. In India, wholesale price index is divided into three groups: Primary Articles (20.1 percent of total weight), Fuel and Power (14.9 percent) and Manufactured Products (65 percent). Food Articles from the Primary Articles Group account for 14.3 percent of the total weight. The most important components of the Manufactured Products Group are Chemicals and Chemical products (12 percent of the total weight); Basic Metals, Alloys and Metal Products (10.8 percent); Machinery and Machine Tools (8.9 percent); Textiles (7.3 percent) and Transport, Equipment and Parts (5.2 percent). This page provides the latest reported value for - India Wholesale Price Index Change - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. India Wholesale Price Index Change - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.25 3.39 34.68 -11.31 1969 - 2017 percent Monthly



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