New Delhi :- The Labour Bureau, an attached office of the M/o Labour & Employment, has been compiling Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers every month on the basis of retail prices collected from 317 markets spread over 88 industrially important centres in the country. The index is compiled for 88 centres and All-India and is released on the last working day of succeeding month. The index for the month of July, 2023 is being released in this press release.
The All-India CPI-IW for July, 2023 increased by 3.3 points and stood at 139.7 (one hundred thirty nine point seven). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 2.42 per cent with respect to previous month compared to increase of 0.90 per cent recorded between corresponding months a year ago.
The maximum upward pressure in current index came from Food & Beverages group contributing 2.86 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Arhar Dal/Tur Dal, Apple, Mango, Brinjal, Garlic, Ginger, Gourd(Lauki), Chilies Green, Potato, Onion, Tomato, Cumin seed/Jira, Supari, Saree Cotton, Shirt, T-shirt-readymade, School uniform, Leather Sandle, Chappal, Canvas Shoes, House rent, Auto-rickshaw/Scooter fare, Repair/Service Charges, Utensils, Medicine allopathic etc. are responsible for the rise in index. However, this increase was largely checked by Electricity (domestic) Charges, Kerosene oil, etc. putting downward pressure on the index.
At centre level, Gurugram recorded a maximum increase of 8.3 points. Among others, 3 centres recorded increase between 7 to 7.9 points, 4 centres between 6 to 6.9 points, 10 centres between 5 to 5.9 points, 15 centres between 4 to 4.9 points, 14 centres between 3 to 3.9 points, 25 centres between 2 to 2.9 points, 9 centres between 1 to 1.9 points and 4 centres between 0.1 to 0.9 points. On the contrary, Keonjhar recorded a decrease of 1.0 point. Rest of two centers index remained stationary.
Year-on-year inflation for the month stood at 7.54 per cent compared to 5.57 per cent for the previous month and 5.78 per cent during the corresponding month a year before. Similarly, Food inflation stood at 11.87 per cent against 6.00 per cent of the previous month and 5.96 per cent during the corresponding month a year ago.
Y-o-Y Inflation based on CPI-IW (Food and General)
All-India Group-wise CPI-IW for June, 2023 and July, 2023
|Sr. No.||Groups||June, 2023||July, 2023|
|I||Food & Beverages||137.8||145.1|
|II||Pan, Supari, Tobacco & Intoxicants||156.0||156.3|
|III||Clothing & Footwear||137.0||138.0|
|V||Fuel & Light||181.5||181.0|
CPI-IW: Groups Indices
The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of August, 2023 will be released on Friday, 29th September, 2023. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureau.gov.in.