WPI News

WPI inflation at nearly two-year low at 2.45% in May

The Wholesale Price Index (WPI)-based inflation was at 3.07 per cent in April. It was 4.78 per cent in May 2018.

Wholesale Price Index inflation at 6-month high of 3.59%; onion, veggies costlier

For vegetables, it soared to 36.61 percent last month as against 15.48 percent in September. In case of onions, inflation skyrocketed to 127.04 percent, while for the eggs, meat and fish segment the rate of price rise was 5.76 per cent.


WPI inflation falls sharply to 0.90% in June, food prices ease

The WPI figure is at the lowest level in at least eight months -- since the availability of data for the new 2011-12 base year series.

Wholesale inflation reverses gear, ticks up to 0.34 pc in April

Dearer food items like pulses, potato and sugar pushed up WPI inflation for April into the positive zone for the first time in 18 months to 0.34 per cent.

WPI inflation remains in negative zone for the 15th straight month in January

The fall in wholesale prices inflation is in divergence with the rise in retail inflation for January. Consumer Price Index (combined)-based inflation rose to a 17-month high of 5.69 per cent in January.

Inflation: Wholesale takes retail route, dips to record low

Economy stabilised, ‘significant improvement’ can be expected during the current fiscal, says Centre


At 0.11%, WPI nearly flat in Dec

RBI may soften its policy stance in the forthcoming monetary policy review in February.

WPI inflation drops to zero on fall in food, commodity prices`

WPI food inflation moderated to just 0.63% last month on a 28.6% contraction in vegetable prices.

Commodities fall, India rises

Falling prices of commodities, especially Brent crude, this year have proved to be a boon for a net importer like India as inflation has started easing and petroleum subsidies are expected to be much lower from a year earlier, reports Banikinkar Pattanayak in New Delhi. Coupled with conducive bases, the drop in key commodity prices […]

Persuade Reserve Bank to cut rates: Chidambaram to Centre

The retail inflation, for the month, too, had fallen to 6.46 per cent, inching closer to RBI’s target of 6 per cent by March 2015.