Fuels, manufactured items ease India's May WPI to 2.45%

Last Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2019 13:59 hrs
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New Delhi: Lower prices of manufactured items and key transportation fuels eased India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices to 2.45 per cent in May from 3.07 per cent in April, official data showed on Friday.

Even on a year-on-year (YoY) basis, May's WPI inflation rate was lower than 4.78 per cent reported for the corresponding period of previous year, showed the data furnished by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

"The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, stood at 2.45 per cent (provisional) for the month of May 2019 (over May 2018) as compared to 3.07 per cent (provisional) for the previous month and 4.78 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year," the Ministry said in its review of "Index Numbers of Wholesale Price in India" for May.



"Build up inflation rate in the financial year so far was 1.08 per cent compared to a build up rate of 1.72 per cent in the corresponding period of the previous year."

On a YoY basis, the expenses on primary articles, which constitute 22.62 per cent of the WPI's total weightage, rose to 6.16 per cent from 3.79 per cent.

Similarly, the prices of food items increased at a faster rate. The category has a weightage of 15.26 per cent in the WPI index. It increased to 6.99 per cent from 1.74 per cent.

The cost of fuel and power, which commands 13.15 per cent weightage, increased to 0.98 per cent against a rise of 12.65 per cent.


Besides, expenses on manufactured products registered a rise of 1.28 per cent against 3.82 per cent.

State Capitals (Applicable from 6:00 a.m. on 14-06-2019) Petrol Current Price(Per Lt) Petrol Previous Price(Per Lt) Change(Rs)
Petrol price in New DelhiRs.70.35 Rs.70.43 -0.08
Petrol price in KolkataRs.72.61 Rs.72.68 -0.07
Petrol price in MumbaiRs.76.04 Rs.76.12 -0.08
Petrol price in ChennaiRs.73.08 Rs.73.17 -0.09
Petrol price in GurgaonRs.70.59 Rs.70.85 -0.26
Petrol price in NoidaRs.70.27 Rs.70.41 -0.14
Petrol price in BangaloreRs.72.72 Rs.72.81 -0.09
Petrol price in BhubaneswarRs.69.42 Rs.69.48 -0.06
Petrol price in ChandigarhRs.66.52 Rs.66.60 -0.08
Petrol price in HyderabadRs.74.77 Rs.74.85 -0.08
Petrol price in JaipurRs.71.44 Rs.71.74 -0.30
Petrol price in LucknowRs.70.11 Rs.70.37 -0.26
Petrol price in PatnaRs.74.51 Rs.74.64 -0.13
Petrol price in TrivandrumRs.73.42 Rs.73.69 -0.27
Petrol price in DelhiRs.70.18 Rs.70.35 -0.17
Petrol price in KolkataRs.72.44 Rs.72.61 -0.17
Petrol price in MumbaiRs.75.88 Rs.76.04 -0.16
Petrol price in ChennaiRs.72.90 Rs.73.08 -0.18
Petrol price in FaridabadRs.70.87 Rs.71.06 -0.19
Petrol price in GurgaonRs.70.46 Rs.70.85 -0.39
Petrol price in NoidaRs.70.09 Rs.70.19 -0.10
Petrol price in GhaziabadRs.70.00 Rs.70.07 -0.07
Petrol price in AgartalaRs.70.49 Rs.70.66 -0.17
Petrol price in AizwalRs.67.21 Rs.66.90 0.31
Petrol price in AmbalaRs.70.28 Rs.70.54 -0.26
Petrol price in BangaloreRs.72.55 Rs.72.72 -0.17
Petrol price in BhopalRs.73.19 Rs.73.28 -0.09
Petrol price in BhubhaneswarRs.69.35 Rs.69.42 -0.07
Petrol price in ChandigarhRs.66.36 Rs.66.52 -0.16
Petrol price in DehradunRs.70.48 Rs.70.68 -0.20
Petrol price in GandhinagarRs.67.92 Rs.68.11 -0.19
Petrol price in GangtokRs.73.75 Rs.73.95 -0.20
Petrol price in GuwahatiRs.70.11 Rs.70.11 0.00
Petrol price in HyderabadRs.74.59 Rs.74.77 -0.18
Petrol price in ImphalRs.66.54 Rs.66.78 -0.24
Petrol price in ItanagarRs.64.35 Rs.64.51 -0.16
Petrol price in JaipurRs.70.87 Rs.71.06 -0.19
Petrol price in JammuRs.71.71 Rs.72.08 -0.37
Petrol price in JalandharRs.70.12 Rs.70.44 -0.32
Petrol price in KohimaRs.68.99 Rs.69.15 -0.16
Petrol price in LucknowRs.70.09 Rs.70.21 -0.12
Petrol price in PanjimRs.63.86 Rs.64.02 -0.16
Petrol price in PatnaRs.74.52 Rs.74.57 -0.05
Petrol price in Port BlairRs.60.79 Rs.61.00 -0.21
Petrol price in RaipurRs.68.87 Rs.68.93 -0.06
Petrol price in RanchiRs.69.36 Rs.69.31 0.05
Petrol price in ShillongRs.67.68 Rs.67.65 0.03
Petrol price in ShimlaRs.69.99 Rs.69.76 0.23
Petrol price in SrinagarRs.74.72 Rs.74.88 -0.16
Petrol price in TrivandrumRs.73.43 Rs.73.61 -0.18
Petrol price in SilvassaRs.68.44 Rs.68.75 -0.31
Petrol price in DamanRs.68.45 Rs.68.67 -0.22
Petrol price in PondicherryRs.69.44 Rs.69.69 -0.25