India Wholesale Price Index Change  1969-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Wholesale prices in India rose by 4.53 percent year-on-year in August of 2018, after a 5.09 percent gain in the prior month and below market estimates of 4.65 percent. It is the lowest wholesale inflation since April, as cost of fuel increased at a softer pace while prices of food declined further. On a monthly basis, wholesale prices increased by 0.3 percent, compared to a 0.4 percent rise in July. Producer Prices Change in India averaged 7.08 percent from 1969 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 34.68 percent in September of 1974 and a record low of -11.31 percent in May of 1976.

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India August Wholesale Inflation Slows to 4-Month Low


Wholesale prices in India rose by 4.53 percent year-on-year in August of 2018, after a 5.09 percent gain in the prior month and below market estimates of 4.65 percent. It is the lowest wholesale inflation since April, as cost of fuel increased at a softer pace while prices of food declined further.

In August, cost rose at a slower rate for fuel and power (17.73 percent  from 18.10 percent in July). In addition, cost of primary articles declined by 0.15 percent, after a 1.73 percent rise in a month earlier as cost of food dropped further (-4.04 percent from -2.16 percent in July), namely onion (-26.8 percent); vegetables (-20.18 percent) and fruits (-16.4 percent). Meantime, cost of manufactured products went up 4.43 percent, following a 4.26 percent gain in July.

On a monthly basis, wholesale prices increased by 0.3 percent, compared to a 0.4 percent rise in July.


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9/14/2018 6:54:28 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-14 06:30 AM WPI Fuel YoY 17.73% 18.1%
2018-09-14 06:30 AM WPI Manufacturing YoY 4.43% 4.26%
2018-09-14 06:30 AM WPI Food YoY -4.04% -2.16%
2018-10-15 06:30 AM WPI Inflation YoY 4.53% 4.2%
2018-10-15 06:30 AM WPI Food YoY
2018-10-15 06:30 AM WPI Manufacturing YoY 4.43%


India Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.69 4.17 12.17 1.54 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 140.40 139.80 140.40 86.81 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 128.80 125.10 146.50 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 120.00 119.70 120.00 62.44 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 4.53 5.09 34.68 -11.31 percent [+]
Export Prices 372.00 372.00 372.00 100.00 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 523.00 518.00 523.00 100.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.29 1.37 14.72 -2.12 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.43 0.94 2.25 -1.55 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 144.60 143.60 144.60 100.30 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 124.30 123.60 124.30 103.20 Index Points [+]


India Wholesale Price Index Change

In India, the wholesale price index (WPI) is the main measure of inflation. The WPI measures the price of a representative basket of wholesale goods. In India, wholesale price index is divided into three groups: Fuel and Power (13.2 percent), Primary Articles (22.6 percent of total weight) and Manufactured Products (654.2 percent). Food Articles from the Primary Articles Group account for 15.2 percent of the total weight. The most important components of the Manufactured Products Group are Basic Metals (9.7 percent of total weight); Food products (9.1 percent); Chemicals and Chemical products (6.5 percent) and Textiles (4.9 percent). . This page provides the latest reported value for - India Wholesale Price Index Change - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. India Wholesale Price Index Change - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.53 5.09 34.68 -11.31 1969 - 2018 percent Monthly




producer prices change by Country
Country Last
Argentina 50.20 Jul/18
Australia 1.50 Jun/18
Brazil 11.20 Jul/18
Canada 6.60 Jul/18
China 4.10 Aug/18
Euro Area 4.00 Jul/18
France 3.90 Jul/18
Germany 3.00 Jul/18
India 4.53 Aug/18
Indonesia 6.60 Jun/18
Italy 3.20 Jul/18
Japan 3.00 Aug/18
Netherlands 4.96 Jul/18
Russia 16.60 Jul/18
Saudi Arabia 15.30 Jul/18
Singapore 13.70 Aug/18
South Africa 6.10 Jul/18
South Korea 2.90 Jul/18
Spain 4.60 Jul/18
Switzerland 3.40 Aug/18
Turkey 32.13 Aug/18
United Kingdom 3.10 Jul/18
United States 2.80 Aug/18


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