All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of December, 2009 increased by 1 point and stood at 169 (one hundred and sixtynine).
During December, 2009, the index recorded a maximum increase of 5 points each in Yamunanagar, Mundakkayam and Puducherry centres, 4 points each in Madurai, Goa and Guntur centres, 3 points in 7 centres, 2 points in 9 centres and 1 point in 19 centres. The index decreased by 1 point in 8 centres, 2 points in 6 centres and 3 points in 7 centres, while in the remaining 16 centres the index remained stationary.
The maximum increase of 5 points in Yamunanagar centre is mainly on account of increase in the prices of Wheat, Wheat Atta, Fresh Milk, Sugar, Firewood, etc., in Mundakayam centre due to Rice, Onion, Firewood, etc. and in Puducherry centre due to Rice, Poultry, Fish Fresh, Onion, Snack Saltish, Tea (Readymade), etc. The increase of 4 points each in Madurai, Goa and Guntur centres is mainly due to increase in the prices of Bread, Urd Dal, Eggs (Hen), Fish Fresh, Onion, Barber Charges, etc. However, the decrease of 3 points each in Tripura, Firidabad, Rangapara Tezpur, Bokaro, Siliguri, Lucknow and Agra centres is due to decrease in the prices of Rice, Wheat Atta, Onion, Vegetable items, etc.
The indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows :
1. Ahmedabad – 162
2. Bangalore – 176
3. Chennai – 159
4. Delhi – 156
5. Kolkata – 166
6. Mumbai – 171
The point to point rate of inflation for the month of December, 2009 is 14.97% as compared to 13.51% in November, 2009