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

Wholesale prices in India rose by 5.13 percent year-on-year in September of 2018, after a 4.53 percent gain in the prior month and above market estimates of 4.9 percent. Cost of manufacturing products and fuel continued to rise while prices of food fell much less. On a monthly basis, wholesale prices increased by 0.7 percent, compared to a 0.3 percent rise in August. Producer Prices Change in India averaged 7.06 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 Rises More than Expected


Wholesale prices in India rose by 5.13 percent year-on-year in September of 2018, after a 4.53 percent gain in the prior month and above market estimates of 4.9 percent. Cost of manufacturing products and fuel continued to rise while prices of food fell much less.

In September, cost of manufactured products increased 4.22 percent, after a 4.43 percent rise in August; while cost of fuel and power  went up 16.65 percent, compared to a 17.73 percent rise in a month earlier. Meantime, cost of primary articles rose 2.97 percent, following a 0.15 percent fall in a month earlier, as cost of food dropped much less (-0.21 percent vs -4.04 percent in August), namely onion (-25.5 percent); vegetables (-3.83 percent) and fruits (-7.35 percent). 

On a monthly basis, wholesale prices rose 0.7 percent, compared to a 0.3 percent gain in August.


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10/15/2018 6:55:32 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-10-15 06:30 AM WPI Fuel YoY 16.65% 17.73%
2018-10-15 06:30 AM WPI Manufacturing YoY 4.22% 4.43%
2018-10-15 06:30 AM WPI Food YoY -0.21% -4.04%
2018-11-14 06:30 AM WPI Inflation YoY 5.13% 4.9%
2018-11-14 06:30 AM WPI Fuel YoY 16.65%
2018-11-14 06:30 AM WPI Manufacturing YoY 4.22%


India Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.77 3.69 12.17 1.54 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 140.30 140.40 140.40 86.81 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 128.80 125.10 146.50 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 120.80 120.00 120.80 62.44 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 5.13 4.53 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 0.51 0.29 14.72 -2.12 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.07 0.43 2.25 -1.55 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 145.30 144.60 145.30 100.30 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 125.90 124.30 125.90 103.20 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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.13 4.53 34.68 -11.31 1969 - 2018 percent Monthly




producer prices change by Country
Country Last
Argentina 54.60 Aug/18
Australia 1.50 Jun/18
Brazil 13.70 Sep/18
Canada 5.80 Aug/18
China 3.60 Sep/18
Euro Area 4.20 Aug/18
France 3.60 Aug/18
Germany 3.10 Aug/18
India 5.13 Sep/18
Indonesia 7.39 Aug/18
Italy 4.40 Aug/18
Japan 3.00 Sep/18
Mexico 6.86 Sep/18
Netherlands 4.84 Aug/18
Russia 14.40 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 15.90 Aug/18
Singapore 12.70 Aug/18
South Africa 6.30 Aug/18
South Korea 3.00 Aug/18
Spain 5.20 Aug/18
Switzerland 2.60 Sep/18
Turkey 46.15 Sep/18
United Kingdom 3.10 Sep/18
United States 2.60 Sep/18


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