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

Wholesale prices in India rose by 2.47 percent year-on-year in March of 2018, after a 2.48 percent gain in the prior month and below market estimates of 2.58 percent. It was the lowest wholesale inflation since July last year, as cost of food fell markedly while manufactured products inflation was little-changed. Producer Prices Change in India averaged 7.10 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 Wholesale Inflation at 8-Month Low of 2.47%


Wholesale prices in India rose by 2.47 percent year-on-year in March of 2018, after a 2.48 percent gain in the prior month and below market estimates of 2.58 percent. It was the lowest wholesale inflation since July last year, as cost of food fell markedly while manufactured products inflation was little-changed.

In March, cost of primary articles increased at a slower 0.24 percent (from 0.79 percent in February), as cost of food fell (-0.29 percent from 0.88 percent in a month earlier), namely vegetables (-2.7 percent, compared to 15.26 percent). Meantime, cost of manufactured products rose 3.03 percent (from 3.04 percent in February). Cost of fuel and power went up by 4.7 percent, following a 3.81 percent rise in a month earlier. 

On a monthly basis, wholesale prices increased by 0.2 percent, compared to a flat reading in February. 


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4/16/2018 9:46:16 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-04-16 06:30 AM WPI Food YoY -0.29% 0.88%
2018-04-16 06:30 AM WPI Fuel YoY 4.7% 3.81%
2018-04-16 06:30 AM WPI Manufacturing YoY 3.03% 3.04%
2018-05-14 11:30 AM WPI Inflation YoY 2.47% 2.8%
2018-05-14 11:30 AM WPI Manufacturing YoY 3.03%
2018-05-14 11:30 AM WPI Fuel YoY 4.7%


India Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 4.28 4.44 12.17 1.54 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 136.50 136.40 137.60 86.81 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 128.80 125.10 146.50 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 116.00 115.80 117.20 62.44 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 2.47 2.48 34.68 -11.31 percent [+]
Export Prices 372.00 300.00 372.00 100.00 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 518.00 518.00 518.00 100.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.81 3.26 14.72 -2.12 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.07 -0.40 1.77 -1.00 percent [+]
CPI Transportation 121.00 120.20 121.00 103.20 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 April of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.47 2.48 34.68 -11.31 1969 - 2018 percent Monthly




producer prices change by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.70 Dec/17
Brazil -0.50 Mar/18
Canada 1.90 Feb/18
China 3.10 Mar/18
Euro Area 1.60 Feb/18
France 1.50 Feb/18
Germany 1.80 Feb/18
India 2.47 Mar/18
Indonesia 3.20 Jan/18
Italy 1.60 Feb/18
Japan 2.10 Mar/18
Netherlands 0.19 Feb/18
Russia 4.80 Mar/18
South Korea 1.40 Mar/18
Spain 1.30 Feb/18
Switzerland 2.00 Mar/18
Turkey 14.28 Mar/18
United Kingdom 2.40 Mar/18
United States 3.00 Mar/18


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