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Date : Mar 03, 2006
Wholesale Price Index - 1953-54 to 1961-62

Group/Sub-groups/Commodities

Weight

1953-54

1954-55

1955-56

1956-57

1957-58

1958-59

1959-60

1960-61

1961-62

                           

1

     

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

                           

ALL COMMODITIES

 

100.0

104.6

97.5

92.4

105.3

108.4

112.8

117.1

124.8

125.1

                           

I.

FOOD ARTICLES

 

50.4

106.7

94.6

86.6

102.3

106.5

115.2

119.0

120.0

120.1

                           
 

a.

Cereals

 

19.3

97.8

79.5

75.5

96.3

100.9

106.8

104.1

104.4

102.3

                           
 

b.

Pulses

 

4.2

91.3

59.0

62.2

80.8

82.5

103.9

93.5

92.9

91.9

                           
 

c.

Fruits and Vegetables

 

2.3

106.8

97.0

100.7

112.3

113.6

117.0

127.8

118.5

.

                           
 

d.

Milk and Ghee

 

8.4

98.8

91.6

89.6

100.1

104.8

107.3

113.3

116.0

116.4

                           
 

e.

Edible Oils

 

4.7

121.9

94.5

84.8

124.9

125.7

124.3

130.4

150.3

.

                           
 

f.

Fish, Eggs and Meat

 

1.7

97.6

95.6

95.8

96.6

97.9

108.4

112.0

123.5

.

                           
 

g.

Sugar and Gur

 

4.8

125.4

115.4

89.1

98.0

108.1

127.2

147.0

132.8

.

                           
 

h.

Other Food Articles

 

5.0

138.2

167.0

134.4

128.1

131.3

151.3

167.9

167.8

.

                           

II.

LIQUOR AND TOBACCO

2.1

98.7

90.6

81.0

84.3

94.0

95.4

99.5

109.9

100.3

                           

III.

FUEL, POWER, LIGHT AND LUBRICANTS

3.0

99.2

97.1

95.2

104.2

113.4

115.4

116.5

120.0

122.1

                           
 

a.

Coal

 

0.9

100.0

100.0

100.7

115.9

127.6

133.3

134.6

140.5

.

                           
 

b.

Mineral Oils

 

1.4

99.3

98.9

94.8

97.8

106.8

107.8

108.4

109.2

.

                           
 

c.

Electricity

 

0.5

99.9

99.3

98.3

102.8

108.9

111.5

114.0

119.3

.

                           

IV.

INDUSTRIAL RAW MATERIALS

15.5

109.7

101.9

99.0

116.0

116.5

115.5

123.7

145.4

142.6

                           
 

a.

Fibres

 

6.1

102.2

107.4

105.6

116.4

117.5

108.0

114.6

151.6

138.3

                           
 

b.

Oil Seeds

 

6.0

123.8

91.8

85.4

120.0

120.3

127.0

134.5

149.9

156.4

                           
 

c.

Minerals

 

0.2

97.8

78.9

87.6

102.3

108.6

106.0

97.8

97.4

94.9

                           
 

d.

Other Industrial Raw Materials

3.2

98.9

112.5

113.2

109.1

107.7

109.1

122.7

128.1

128.1

                           

V.

MANUFACTURES

 

29.0

99.0

100.6

99.7

106.3

108.1

108.4

111.7

123.9

126.6

                           
 

A.

Intermediate Products

 

4.1

98.5

97.4

100.1

110.9

107.3

110.3

113.8

130.6

138.8

                           
 

B.

Finished Products

 

24.9

99.0

101.1

99.6

105.6

108.2

108.1

111.3

122.8

124.6

                           
   

a. Textiles

 

14.7

99.7

104.2

101.5

107.5

107.3

103.3

107.8

125.8

125.5

                           
   

b. Metal Products

 

1.2

107.4

109.1

117.7

129.8

141.2

143.1

144.4

147.9

.

                           
   

c. Chemicals

 

1.5

94.9

94.3

92.1

93.4

98.4

106.8

106.9

104.4

110.7

                           
   

d. Machinery and

Transport Equipments

3.1

98.0

96.8

97.4

98.9

101.7

103.9

106.5

111.9

114.5

                           
   

e. Oil Cakes

 

1.0

108.3

95.1

81.3

108.4

114.8

136.0

143.8

141.3

.

                           

See Notes on Tables.
Source : Index Numbers of Wholesale Prices in India (Base: 1993-94=100),
Office of the Economic Adviser, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of
India, New Delhi, March 2001.

 


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