Expected DA: Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers

Expected DA – AICPIN for the month of May, 2021 increased by 0.5 points and stood at 120.6


F.No. 5/1/2021-CPI

DATED: 30th June, 2021

Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (2016=100) – May, 2021

The Labour Bureau, an attached office of the M/o Labour & Employment, has been compiling Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers every month on the basis of retail prices collected from 317 markets spread over 88 industrially important centers in the country. The index is compiled for 88 centers and All-India and is released on the last working day of succeeding month. The index for the month of May, 2021 is being released in this press release.

The All-India CPI-IW for May, 2021 increased by 0.5 points and stood at 120.6 (one hundred twenty and point six). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.42 per cent with respect to previous month compared to an increase of 0.30 per cent recorded between corresponding months a year ago.

The maximum upward pressure in current index came from Food & Beverages group contributing 0.35 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Arhar Dal, Masur Dal, Fish Fresh, Goat Meat, Eggs-Hen, Edible Oil, Apple, Banana, Jamun, Papaya, Potato, Tomato, Brinjal, Cabbage, French Bean, Garlic, Onion, Sugar White, Tea-leaf, Cooking Gas, Kerosene Oil, Mobile Telephone Charges, Petrol, etc. are responsible for the rise in index. However, this increase was mostly checked by Leechi, Mango, Water Melon, Bitter Gourd, Lady’s Finger, Lemon, Parwal, Torai, Tamarind, etc. putting downward pressure on the index.

At center level, Coonoor recorded maximum increase of 4.1 points followed by Udham Singh Nagar with 3.6 points. Among others, 4 centers observed an increase between 2 to 2.9 points, 18 centers between 1 to 1.9 points and 41 centers between 0.1 to 0.9 points.

On the contrary, Bhilwara recorded a maximum decrease of 1.2 points followed by Amritsar with 1 point. Among others, 17 centers observed a decline between 0.1 to 0.9 points. Rest of 4 centers remained stationary.

Year-on-year inflation for the month stood at 5.24 per cent compared to 5.14 per cent for the previous month and 5.10 per cent during the corresponding month an year before. Similarly, Food inflation stood at 5.26 per cent against 4.78 per cent of the previous month and 5.88 per cent during the corresponding month an year ago.

Y-o-Y Inflation based on CPI-IW (Food and General)

All-India Group-wise CPI-IW for April and May, 2021

Sr.No.GroupsApr, 2021May, 2021
IFood & Beverages119.1120.0
IIPan, Supari, Tobacco & Intoxicants137.3137.8
IIIClothing & Footwear119.0119.0
VFuel & Light148.7148.9
 General Index120.1120.6

CPI-IW: Groups Indices

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of June, 2021 will be released on Friday 30th July, 2021. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.

(Shyam Singh Negi)
Deputy Director General

Source: Labour Bureau