wholesale price index


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Producer Price Index

An index tracking the price of goods bought and sold in bulk before they reach the retail level. The producer price index usually tracks changes in these prices on a monthly basis. A large change in producer prices can lead to a change in retail prices, which affects consumers most directly. As a result, a few countries use the producer price index as a measure of inflation, but most do not. A dramatic increase in producer prices, however, may be seen as an early indicator of inflation. It is also called the wholesale price index.

wholesale price index

A largely outdated reference to the producer price index.
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12 percent weightage in the wholesale price index, rose to 0.
Summary: DUBAI -- Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry on Tuesday launched a new Wholesale Price Index, or WPI, for industrial and commercial machinery in order to track price fluctuations across the sector.
Inflation, as measured by the wholesale price index ( WPI), which remains the top benchmark, stood at 8.
The Wholesale Price Index (WPI), India's main inflation gauge, rose to annual 8.
Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) said the wholesale price index increased by 0.
Food inflation, as measured by Wholesale Price Index (WPI), was 4.
Billed as the "common man" index, it will not replace India's main price measure -- the Wholesale Price Index -- but it will give the central bank an extra tool to assess rising costs that are fanning public anger.
Palestinian Central Bureau Of Statistics (PCBS) revealed that the wholesale price index increased by 0.
3 per cent in mid- August even though the inflation based on the overall wholesale price index remained negative.
Summary: GermanyEoe1/4aos Wholesale Price Index is expected to shrink for the 8th consecutive month in March, showing the annual pace of decline accelerated to -0.
Primary articles have over 20% weight in the wholesale price index.
The wholesale price index, the most widely watched gauge of prices in India, rose 7.