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Govt sets up working group to revise WPI, give roadmap to shift to PPI

Friday, June 28, 2019, 8:51 AM

The government has set up a working group under Niti Aayog member Ramesh Chand to revise the current series of Wholesale Price Index (WPI) with base 2011-12 and devise a new Producer Price Index (PPI). The 18-member group may recommend a roadmap for switch over from WPI to PPI, the commerce and industry ministry said in a statement on Thursday.
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WPI inflation rises to 3.18% in March on costlier food & fuel

Monday, April 15, 2019, 7:57 PM

Wholesale price-based inflation rose for the second consecutive month to 3.18 per cent in March on costlier food and fuel, government data released Monday showed. The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation was at 2.93 per cent in February. It was 2.74 per cent in March 2018. Inflation in food articles hardened with steep rise in prices of vegetables during March 2019.