Saturday, 29 January, 2022

Topic: WPI

WPI inflation declines to 13.56% in December, stays double digits for 9 consecutive month

Inflation in food articles, however, witnessed an uptick on a month-on-month basis at 9.56% in December, against 4.88% in November.

WPI inflation jumps to 5-month high of 12.54% in October

WPI inflation has remained in double digit for the seventh consecutive month. Inflation in September this year was at 10.66 per cent, while in October 2020 it was at 1.31 per cent.

WPI inflation eases to 10.66% in September, but stays in double digits for 6th month in a row

The high rate of inflation was due to the rise in prices of mineral oils, basic metals, non-food articles, food products, crude oil & natural gas, chemicals & chemical products etc.

India’s WPI inflation for June eases to 12.07% as food, crude oil prices go down

WPI inflation however remained double-digit for the third consecutive month in June, mainly due to a low base of last year. WPI inflation was at (-) 1.81%, in June 2020.

WPI inflation rises to 4.17% in February on costlier food, fuel, power

After witnessing months of softening of prices, the food articles in February saw 1.36 per cent inflation. In January it was (-) 2.80 per cent.

Farm income in India hasn’t been this bad in almost 20 years, and it may be too late for Modi to fix

WPI sub-component for primary food articles has been negative for six consecutive months beginning July 2018.

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