The Wholesale price inflation has increased to
2.93% in February. The rise has been attributed to high food and fuel prices.
Wholesale Price Inflation tracks changes in the
price of goods in stages before the retail level i.e. goods that are sold in
bulk and traded between organizations instead of consumers.
It is measured by the Wholesale Price Index. The
index basket of the WPI covers commodities falling under the three major groups
namely Primary Articles, Fuel and Power and Manufactured products. It is
important to note that WPI does not cover services.
Wholesale Price Index is computed by Office of
the Economic Advisor (OEA), Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion,
Ministry of Commerce and Industry.