Expected DA: All India CPI-IW for August, 2018 – No change in percentage.

 Expected DA: All India CPI-IW for August, 2018 – No change in percentage.
No. 5/1/2018-CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU
‘CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 28th September, 2018
Press Release 
Consume Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – August, 2018 
The All-India CPI-IW for August, 2018 remained stationary at 301 (three
hundred and one). On l- month percentage change, it remained static between
July, 2018 and August, 2018 and it was also static between the
corresponding months of previous year. 

The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from
Miscellaneous and Food groups contributing (+) 0.25 and (+) 0.07 percentage
points respectively to the total change. At item level, Rice, Wheat, Wheat
Atta, Groundnut Oil, Brinjal, Cabbage, Carrot, Parval, Mango (Ripe), Sugar,
Cooking Gas, Petrol, Ornaments Glass, etc. are responsible for the increase
in index. However, this increase was checked by Fish Fresh, Poultry
(Chicken), Eggs (Hen), Onion, French Beans, Methi, Peas, Radish, Tomato,
Apple, Guava, etc., putting downward pressure on the index. 
The year-on-year inflation based on CPI-IW remained stationary at 5.61 per
cent for August, 2018 as compared to the previous month and 2.52 per cent
during the corresponding 1 month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food
inflation also remained stationary at (-) 0.32 per cent during August as
compared to 1.61 per cent during the corresponding 1 month of the previous
year. 
At centre level Ranchi-Hatia and Bhavnagar reported the maximum increase of
5 points each followed by Kodarma (4 points). Among others, 3 points
increase was observed in 9 centres, 2 points in 7 centres and 1 point in 13
centres. On the contrary, Pune and Tripura recorded a maximum decrease of 3
points each. Among others, 2 points decrease was observed in 6 centres and
1 point in 15 centres. Rest of the 23 centres’ indices remained stationary. 
The indies of 37 centres are above All-India Index and 41 centres’ indices
are below national average. 
The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of September, 2018 will be released
on Wednesday, 3lst October, 2018. The same will also be available on the
office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in
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DEPUTY DIRECTOR 
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