Expected DA – Consumer Price Index for the month of December, 2020

Expected DA – Consumer Price Index for the month of December, 2020

Expected DA – Consumer Price Index for the month of December, 2020


DATED: 29th January, 2021

F.No. 51112020-CPl

Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (2016=100) – December, 2020

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 centres in the country. The index is compiled for 88 centres and All-India and is released on the last working day of succeeding month. The index for the month of December, 2020 is being released in this press release.

The All-India CPI-IW for December,2020 decreased by 1.1 points and stood at 118.8 (one hundred eighteen and point eight). On l-month percentage change, it decreased by (-)0.92 per cent between November and December, 2020 compared to (+) 0.61 per cent increase between corresponding months of previous year.

The maximum downward pressure in current index came from Food & Beverages group contributing (-) 1.53 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Poultry (Chicken), Orange, Brinjal, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Carrot, Chillies Green, Ginger, Onion, Peas, Potato, Tomato, etc. are responsible for the decline in index. However, this decline was checked by Soyabean Oil, Mustard Oil, Sunflower Oil, Tea Leaf, Cooking Gas, Petrol, etc., putting upward pressure on the index.

At centre level, Ramgarh recorded the maximum decrease of 6 points. Among others, 4 points decrease was observed in 3 centres, 3 points in 7 centres, 2 points in 29 centres and 1 point in 24 centres. On the contrary, Solapur recorded a maximum increase of 2 points. Among others, 1 point rise was observed in 5 centres. Rest of 18 centres’ indices remained stationary.

Year-on-year inflation based on all-items stood at 3.67 per cent for December, 2020 as compared to 5.27 per cent for the previous month and 9.63 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, Food inflation stood at 2.89 per cent against 7.48 per cent of the previous month and 12.22 per cent during the corresponding month a year ago.

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


All-India Group-wise CPI-IW for November and December, 2020

Sr. No. Groups Nov, 2020 Dec, 2020
I Food & Beverages 123.6 119.7
II Pan, Supari, Tobacco & Intoxicants 133.1 133.3
III Clothing & Footwear 117.4 117.6
IV Housing 113.5* 113.5*
V Fuel & Light 126.8 132.4
VI Miscellaneous 117.2 117.6
General Index 119.9 118.8

*Rounded up from second decimal place.


CPI-IW: Groups Indices

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of January, 2021 will be released on Friday 26th February, 2021. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.

(Shyam Singh Negi)
Deputy Director General

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