India Wholesale Price Index Change  1969-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Indian wholesale prices rose 3.39 percent year-on-year in October of 2016, following a 3.57 percent gain in September while marketS expected a 3.75 percent rise. It was the seventh straight month of increase but the lowest figure since June, as a slowdown in prices of food offset a faster rise in cost of manufactured products and petrol. On a monthly basis, wholesale prices increased 0.1 percent, following a 0.2 percent drop in a month earlier. Producer Prices Change in India averaged 7.30 percent from 1969 until 2016, 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)
2016-11-15 06:30 AM Oct 4.34% 5.75%
2016-11-15 06:30 AM Oct 2.67% 2.48%
2016-11-15 06:30 AM Oct 6.18% 5.58%
2016-12-14 06:30 AM Nov 4.34%
2016-12-14 06:30 AM Nov 6.18%
2016-12-14 06:30 AM Nov 2.67%




India WPI Rises the Least in 4 Months


Indian wholesale prices rose 3.39 percent year-on-year in October of 2016, following a 3.57 percent gain in September while markets expected a 3.75 percent rise. It was the seventh straight month of increase but the lowest figure since June, as a slowdown in prices of food offset a faster rise in cost of manufactured products and petrol.

In October, food prices went up 4.34 percent from a year earlier, following a 5.75 percent  rise in the preceding month. Among food prices, potatoes recorded the highest rise (+60.58 percent), followed by pulses (+21.80 percent), fruits (+6.45 percent), wheat (+6.30 percent); egg, meat & fish (6.20 percent), cereals (+6.13 percent), rice (+4.57 percent) and milk (+4.19 percent). In contrast, prices declined for: onion (-65.97 percent) and vegetables (-9.97 percent).
Cost of manufactured products increased by 2.67 percent, compared to a 2.48 percent rise in the previous month.

Petrol prices went up 3.57 percent year-on-year, following a 1.25 percent gain in September. Cost of diesel also increased by 19.32 percent, as compared to a 19.08 percent rise in a month earlier.

On a monthly basis, wholesale prices increased 0.1 percent, following a 0.2 percent drop in a month earlier.

Office of the Economic Adviser l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
11/15/2016 2:54:45 PM



India Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 4.20 4.39 11.16 3.69 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 131.40 130.90 131.40 86.81 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 119.50 118.30 146.50 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 182.90 182.80 185.90 97.50 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 3.39 3.57 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 3.32 3.96 14.72 2.15 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 115.20 114.30 115.20 103.20 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.38 -0.15 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 December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.39 3.57 34.68 -11.31 1969 - 2016 percent Monthly



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