Retail inflation for industrial workers up to 6.6% in Jan
New Delhi: Retail inflation for industrial workers rose to 6.6 per cent in Janurary 2019 on account of higher prices of certain food items.
The year-on-year inflation based on CPI-IW (Consumer Price Index for industrial workers) stood at 5.11 per cent during the corresponding month (January 2018) of the previous year, a Labour Ministry statement said.
In December 2018, it was 5.24 per cent.
Similarly, it stated that the food inflation stood at (+) 0.97 per cent against (-) 0.96 per cent in the previous month and 3.36 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.
According to the statement, the All-India CPI-IW for January, 2019 increased by 6 points and pegged at 307 points. On one-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 1.99 per cent between December 2018 and January 2019 when compared with the increase of (+) 0.70 percent for the corresponding months of last year.
The data showed that 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.