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CPI For Industrial Workers Up By 1.2 Points To 132.5 In Oct

The maximum upward pressure in the current index came from the food and beverages group contributing 0.76 percentage points to the total change

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The all-Ind consumer price index (CPI) for industrial workers increased by 1.2 points and stood at 132.5 in October 2022, as per the data released by the Ministry of Labour and Employment on Wednesday.

The ministry said that on the one-month percentage change, it increased by 0.91 per cent with respect to the previous month compared to an increase of 1.30 per cent recorded between corresponding months a year ago.

The maximum upward pressure in the current index came from the food and beverages group contributing 0.76 percentage points to the total change. 

At the item level, rice, wheat, poultry, chicken, cabbage, onion, potato, tomato, peas, dry chillies etc. are responsible for the rise in the index. 

However, this increase was largely checked by apples, bananas, fish fresh, palm oil, mustard oil, cotton seed oil, sunflower oil, orange, french bean, electricity domestic etc. putting downward pressure on the index.

At the centre level, Ludhiana recorded a maximum increase of 3.6 points. Among others, 4 centres recorded an increase between 3 to 3.4 points, 14 centres between 2 to 2.9 points, 29 centres between 1 to 1.9 points and 25 centres between 0.1 to 0.9 points. 

On the contrary, Doom-Dooma Tinsukia and Haldia recorded a maximum decrease of 1.3 points each. Among others, 2 centers recorded decrease between 1 to 1.2 points, 8 centres between 0.1 to 0.9 points. 

Rest of three centers index remained stationary.

Year-on-year inflation for the month stood at 6.08 per cent compared to 6.49 per cent for the previous month and 4.52 per cent during the corresponding month a year before. 

Similarly, Food inflation stood at 6.52 per cent against 7.76 per cent of the previous month and 2.20 per cent during the corresponding month a year ago.


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