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India's Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers by sector

India's Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers by sector

Overall, the All-India CPI-IW recorded growth for both February and April, although it dipped in March.

The Labour Bureau, an attached office of India's Ministry of Labour & Employment, has compiled the Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) for the months of February, March, and April 2024. 

Based off retail prices collected from 317 markets spread over 88 industrially important centres, the results were as follows:

  • The All-India CPI-IW for February stood at 139.2 (growth of 0.3 points).
  • The All-India CPI-IW for March stood at 138.9 (decline of 0.3 points).
  • The All-India CPI-IW for April stood at 139.4 (growth of 0.5 points).

Looking at year-on-year inflation, the month of February 2024 stood at 4.90% as compared to 6.16% in February 2023.

Experiencing a dip, inflation for the month of March 2024 stood at 4.20% as compared to 5.79% in 2023. Year-on-year inflation for the month of April 2024 stood at 3.87% as compared to 5.09% in April 2023.

GroupsFebruary 2024March 2024April 2024
Food & beverages142.2142.2143.4
Pan, supari, tobacco & intoxicants159.1160.3161.1
Clothing & footwear142.5143.0143.2
Housing128.4128.4128.4
Fuel & light161.8154.1152.8
Miscellaneous135.8135.9136.1
General index139.2138.9139.4

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