Wholesale prices in India rose by 1.08 percent year-on-year in August 2019, the same pace as in the previous month and compared with market expectations of a 1.04 percent gain. It remained the lowest wholesale inflation rate since June 2017, as cost of fuel continued to fall while food prices increased further. On a monthly basis, wholesale prices rose by 0.2 percent in August. Producer Prices Change in India averaged 7 percent from 1969 until 2019, 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.

Producer Prices Change in India is expected to be 2.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Producer Prices Change in India to stand at 3.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the India Wholesale Price Index Change is projected to trend around 5.10 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-09-16 06:30 AM WPI Fuel YoY Aug -4% -3.64%
2019-09-16 06:30 AM WPI Manufacturing YoY Aug 0.0% 0.34%
2019-09-16 06:30 AM WPI Food YoY Aug 7.67% 6.15%
2019-09-16 06:30 AM WPI Inflation YoY Aug 1.08% 1.08% 1.04% 1.1%
2019-10-14 06:30 AM WPI Inflation YoY Sep 1.08% 2.5%
2019-11-14 06:30 AM WPI Fuel YoY Oct
2019-11-14 06:30 AM WPI Manufacturing YoY Oct



India Wholesale Inflation Unchanged at Over 2-Year Low

Wholesale prices in India rose by 1.08 percent year-on-year in August 2019, the same pace as in the previous month while markets had estimated 1.04 percent. It remained the lowest wholesale inflation rate since June 2017.

Cost of manufacturing, accounting for about 64 percent of the index, was flat in August, after a 0.34 percent rise in July. Prices of textiles were unchanged (vs 1.36 percent in July), while cost fell for chemical & chemical products (-0.42 percent vs 0.42 percent). In addition, prices dropped further for rubber and plastics (-1.19 percent vs -0.27 percent), and basic metals (-6.09 percent vs -4.28 percent). Also, cost of wood and products of wood and cork slowed (0.6 percent vs 1.36 percent).

Prices of primary articles advanced 6.43 percent, faster than a 5.03 percent gain in a month earlier, amid a faster rise in cost of food articles (7.67 percent vs 6.15 percent), in particular vegetables (13.67 percent vs 10.67 percent) and milk (1.18 percent vs 0.28 percent). Meantime, potato prices continued to drop (-21.28 percent vs -23.63 percent).

Meanwhile, wholesale prices of fuel products, including petrol, diesel and cooking gas, fell 4 percent, after declining 3.64 percent in the previous month.

On a monthly basis, wholesale prices rose by 0.2 percent in August, the same as in July.


Office of the Economic Advisor l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
9/16/2019 8:58:15 AM



India Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.21 3.15 12.17 1.54 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 144.90 144.20 144.90 86.81 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 134.80 129.70 146.50 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 121.40 121.20 122.00 62.44 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.08 1.08 34.68 -11.31 percent [+]
Export Prices 376.00 372.00 376.00 100.00 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 513.00 523.00 523.00 100.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.99 2.36 14.72 -2.65 percent [+]
Inflation Expectations 7.90 8.10 16.00 7.90 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.49 0.91 2.25 -1.55 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 151.60 150.60 151.60 100.30 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 125.80 125.60 126.90 103.20 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 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.08 1.08 34.68 -11.31 1969 - 2019 percent Monthly




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