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Expected DA: 6 points increase in AICPIN (CPI-IW) for the Month of January 2019

Expected DA: 6 points increase in  AICPI (CPI-IW) for the Month of January 2019


DATED: 28th February, 2019

Press Release

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


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