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  • October wholesale price inflation rises to 5-month high of 12.5% Nov 15, 2021 12:52 PM IST

    October wholesale price inflation rises to 5-month high of 12.5%

    The rise in WPI was due to a rise in fuel inflation, which rose to 37.2 percent, up from 24.8 percent in September.

  • Slowdown in COVID accelerates economic recovery in October, says finance ministry Nov 10, 2021 02:05 PM IST

    Slowdown in COVID accelerates economic recovery in October, says finance ministry

    The finance ministry says the economic recovery would have been higher but for heavy rain impacting construction, mining and electricity demand.

  • September wholesale price inflation eases further to 10.66% Oct 14, 2021 12:55 PM IST

    September wholesale price inflation eases further to 10.66%

    Wholesale price rise had begun to cool over the past 2 months in tandem with slowing inflation in fuel prices, which stood at 24.8 percent during the month. This was lower than August's 26 percent.

  • WPI inflation eases to 11.16% in July; food, crude prices soften Aug 16, 2021 12:45 PM IST

    WPI inflation eases to 11.16% in July; food, crude prices soften

    However, WPI inflation remained in double digit for the third consecutive month in July, mainly due to a low base of last year. WPI inflation was (-) 0.25 percent, in July 2020.

  • Wholesale inflation again reduces marginally in July, climbs down to 11.1% Aug 16, 2021 12:42 PM IST

    Wholesale inflation again reduces marginally in July, climbs down to 11.1%

    The main driver behind wholesale prices in recent months, fuel inflation rose by a smaller margin of 26 percent in July, down from 32 percent in June. While this has cooled wholesale inflation slightly, price rise continues to be historically high.

  • June wholesale inflation slightly reduces to 12.07% from earlier record high Jul 14, 2021 12:53 PM IST

    June wholesale inflation slightly reduces to 12.07% from earlier record high

    Wholesale prices have shot up as a result of fuel inflation which remained at a high 32 percent in June. Till May, fuel inflation has nearly doubled for three straight months hitting 37 percent up from just 0.6 percent in February.

  • Explained | The rise in retail and wholesale inflation: Why it is a matter of concern Jun 15, 2021 09:33 PM IST

    Explained | The rise in retail and wholesale inflation: Why it is a matter of concern

    At a time when the economy is reeling from the effects of a deadly wave of COVID-19, income levels have dropped and regional lockdowns have contributed to unemployment, a rise in inflation is the last thing the government wants to deal with.

  • Exclusive | Govt defends record wholesale price rise, says states also to be blamed for soaring fuel prices Jun 15, 2021 01:42 PM IST

    Exclusive | Govt defends record wholesale price rise, says states also to be blamed for soaring fuel prices

    With wholesale inflation hitting a record 12.9 percent in May, and fuel prices continuing to soar, the Centre is now shifting the blame to states, high global commodity prices and a low base effect.

  • Retail inflation for May at 6.30%, highest in six months Jun 14, 2021 05:36 PM IST

    Retail inflation for May at 6.30%, highest in six months

    CPI uptick showed that the impact of local COVID-19 lockdowns in May was more severe than expected, said economists. However, given the Monetary Policy Committee's inclination to support growth, a status quo on monetary policy is expected

  • May wholesale inflation reaches record 12.94% as high fuel costs continue to hurt Jun 14, 2021 12:13 PM IST

    May wholesale inflation reaches record 12.94% as high fuel costs continue to hurt

    Fuel inflation has nearly doubled for three straight months now, hitting 37 percent in May, up from just 0.6 percent in February. Further pushed up by a 10.8 percent rise in manufacturing prices, wholesale inflation reached record level highs for the second consecutive month in May.

  • Base year for wholesale inflation may be changed to FY18: Report Jun 07, 2021 01:09 PM IST

    Base year for wholesale inflation may be changed to FY18: Report

    Wholesale inflation, measured as WPI, had in April 2021 touched an 11-year high of 10.49 percent due to a higher prices of fuel and manufactured products.

  • EXPLAINED | The relationship between Monsoon and Inflation Jun 02, 2021 09:07 AM IST

    EXPLAINED | The relationship between Monsoon and Inflation

    The south-west monsoon hits Kerala on June 3, the first normal rainfall in three years after two above-average monsoon rains in the last two years. It is welcome news for an economy dented by a second 'wave' of COVID-19 cases

  • WPI to remain high in coming months but no fear of stagflation, say analysts May 18, 2021 07:21 PM IST

    WPI to remain high in coming months but no fear of stagflation, say analysts

    “WPI will remain elevated in the months to come for two reasons: rising global commodity prices and low base effect. This may sound good for corporates who could be regaining some purchasing power,” said Madan Sabnavis, Chief Economist with Care Ratings.

  • Wholesale price inflation for April at decade high, but unlikely to affect RBI’s accommodative stance May 18, 2021 10:48 AM IST

    Wholesale price inflation for April at decade high, but unlikely to affect RBI’s accommodative stance

    With higher food and fuel prices, wholesale price inflation may rise even more in May.

  • April wholesale inflation reaches 10.49% as high fuel costs continue to hurt May 17, 2021 12:50 PM IST

    April wholesale inflation reaches 10.49% as high fuel costs continue to hurt

    Fuel inflation has doubled for two straight months now, hitting 21 percent in April, up from 10.2 percent in March, and just 0.6 percent in February. Further pushed up by a 9 percent rise in manufacturing prices and a continuing uptick in food prices, wholesale inflation reached near-record levels in April.

  • March wholesale inflation reaches 7.3% as high fuel costs hurt Apr 15, 2021 12:41 PM IST

    March wholesale inflation reaches 7.3% as high fuel costs hurt

    Fuel inflation jumped by 10.2 percent jump in March, after rising just 0.6 percent in February. Further pushed up by a 7.3 percent rise in manufacturing prices and a continuing uptick in food prices, wholesale inflation reached near-record levels in March.

  • Industry has a higher input costs problem, WPI data shows Mar 17, 2021 01:49 PM IST

    Industry has a higher input costs problem, WPI data shows

    Wholesale price index (WPI) for February 2021 from a year ago—its fastest climb in 27 months. What does this mean for businesses?

  • February WPI inflation at 4.17%, reaches 27-month high Mar 15, 2021 12:32 PM IST

    February WPI inflation at 4.17%, reaches 27-month high

    WPI inflation was at 2.03 percent in January 2021 and at 2.26 percent in February 2020.

  • WPI inflation rises to 2.03% in January on costlier manufactured items, food prices ease Feb 15, 2021 12:48 PM IST

    WPI inflation rises to 2.03% in January on costlier manufactured items, food prices ease

    The WPI inflation was 1.22 percent in December, 2020 and 3.52 percent in January last year.

  • December wholesale price inflation slows to 1.22% Jan 14, 2021 12:28 PM IST

    December wholesale price inflation slows to 1.22%

    The inflation based on Wholesale Price Index (WPI) was 1.55 percent in November 2020, and 2.76 percent in December 2019.

  • WPI inflation at nine-month high of 1.55% in November Dec 14, 2020 12:02 PM IST

    WPI inflation at nine-month high of 1.55% in November

    Food inflation for November 2020 is at 4.27 percent compared to 5.78 percent in October 2020

  • WPI inflation at 8-month high of 1.48% in October on costlier manufactured items Nov 16, 2020 01:13 PM IST

    WPI inflation at 8-month high of 1.48% in October on costlier manufactured items

    The WPI inflation was 1.32 percent in September and 0 percent in October last year.

  • WPI inflation rises to 1.32% in September mainly on costlier food articles Oct 14, 2020 03:46 PM IST

    WPI inflation rises to 1.32% in September mainly on costlier food articles

    Inflation in food articles during the month was at 8.17 percent, as against 3.84 percent in August, showed the data from the commerce and industry ministry.

  • August WPI rises to 0.16% as food items, manufactured goods get costlier Sep 14, 2020 01:10 PM IST

    August WPI rises to 0.16% as food items, manufactured goods get costlier

    WPI August Food Index increased to 153.3 from 152.0 in July

  • WPI inflation falls 1.81% in June, but food prices rise Jul 14, 2020 01:15 PM IST

    WPI inflation falls 1.81% in June, but food prices rise

    Inflation in food articles during June stood at 2.04 percent, as against 1.13 percent in May. In fuel and power basket, deflation stood at 13.60 percent in June, against 19.83 percent in the previous month.

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