Retail inflation for industrial workers up in April

New Delhi: The all India retail inflation for industrial workers in April increased to 9.41 per cent from 8.82 per cent in the previous month on spurt in prices of meat, liquor, firewood and doctors` fee.

The inflation based on food index in April was, however, marginally down to 8.24 per cent from 8.29 per cent in March.

The retail inflation numbers are based on All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW).

During April, the CPI (IW) index recorded maximum increase of 6 points in Chhindwara centre while in the 18 centres it remained stationary, the data released by Ministry of Labour and Employment showed.

The overall inflation based on the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) was 8.66 per cent in April, while it was 8.98 per cent in the previous month.