TABLE 5.1
         Annual Rates of Inflation based on WPI and CPI
                      (point-to-point)
			                     (Per cent) 
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Year	        Month	WPI	CPI	CPI	CPI 
			(IW)	(UNME)	(AL)
		Base	1981-82	1982	1984-85	1986-87
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1992-93		Apr	13.8	14.4    13.5	 22.6
		May	13.8	14.7	14.0	 23.9
		June	13.0	12.9	13.2	 21.9
		July 	11.7	13.1	12.8	 20.6
		Aug	 9.4 	11.5	10.9	 19.0
		Sept	 9.6 	10.0	10.9	 14.1
		Oct	10.6 	 9.4	10.8 	 11.0
		Nov	 9.1 	 8.4 	 9.6	  8.6
		Dec	 8.5 	 8.0  	 9.6 	  5.9
		Jan	 7.6 	 5.7 	 7.3  	  1.9
		Feb	 7.6 	 5.7 	 7.3  	  1.9
		Mar 	 7.1	 6.1 	 6.8 	  0.7
1993-94		Apr	 6.9	 6.1	 6.7	 -0.7
		May 	 6.9	 5.1	 6.2	 -1.9
		June	 7.0 	 5.9	 6.6	 -1.0
		July	 7.3	 4.5	 5.4	 -2.0
		Aug	 8.0 	 5.8 	 5.9 	 -2.3
		Sept	 8.8	 6.6  	 6.4 	  0.1
		Oct	 8.5	 7.4 	 6.3	  3.2
		Nov	 8.6	 8.6 	 7.3	  6.5
		Dec	 8.8	 8.6	 7.8 	  9.3
		Jan	 9.1 	 9.1 	 7.8	  9.4
		Feb	 9.5 	 9.5     8.3 	 10.2
		Mar	10.5	 9.9 	 8.3	 12.1
1994-95		Apr	11.8 	 9.8	 8.7	 12.1     
		May	12.0 	10.6	 9.7 	 13.2
		June	11.8 	10.8 	 9.5 	 12.5                                                        
		July 	11.6 	11.1 	 9.9  	 13.4
		Aug	10.2 	10.9 	 9.8  	 13.1
		Sept	 8.9 	11.2 	 9.7  	 12.4
		Oct	 8.9 	10.3    10.1 	 11.6 
		Nov	 9.8	 9.8	 9.1 	 11.2   
		Dec	11.2	 9.5 	 8.6	 11.2 
		Jan	12.1	 9.9	 9.5	 10.8
		Feb	11.7	 9.8	 9.5	 10.8
		Mar	10.6	 9.7	 9.9 	 10.6
1995-96		Apr	10.0	 9.7	10.3	 12.1    
		May	 9.9    10.3	 9.7	 12.0
		June	 9.1	10.5	10.4	 12.4
		July	 8.4	11.4	10.3	 14.5
		Aug	 8.8	10.9	10.2	 14.1 
		Sept	 8.9	10.1	 9.7	 13.2
		Oct	 8.4	10.4 	 9.6	 11.6
		Nov	 8.4	10.3 	10.0	 10.1 
		Dec	 6.4 	 9.7 	 9.2	  8.2
		Jan 	 5.0 	 9.0	 N.A 	  7.8           
		Feb	 4.6	 8.6	 N.A	  6.8
		Mar	 5.1	 8.9     N.A 	  7.2
1996-97		Apr	 5.0	 9.8	 N.A      8.1
		May	 4.5	 9.3  	 N.A      9.0          
		June	 4.5   	 8.8	 N.A	  8.8
		July	 6.0	 8.3     N.A 	  7.2
		Aug	 6.2	 8.9	 N.A 	  7.1
		Sept 	 6.5	 8.5     N.A	  7.9
		Oct	 6.6	 8.5	 N.A 	  8.3
		Nov	 6.5 *	 8.7	 N.A	  N.A
		Dec	 7.2 *	 N.A	 N.A	  N.A
		Jan 11	 7.6 *	 N.A	 N.A	  N.A
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* Provisional.    NA= Not available
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