Table 5.16
                  Index Numbers of Wholesale Prices of
                         Agricultural Commodities
                     Relative to Manufactured Products
                              (Base: 1981-82=100)
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	       General	 Price    	Price    	Agriculture
Year	       Index of	 Index of	Index of	Price index
	       Wholesale Agricultural  	Manufactured   	aspercent of
	        Prices	 Products*	Products    	Manufacturing
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         Weight	100.00	 27.47	         57.04 
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1982-83	        104.9	 107.3	        103.5	         103.7
1983-84	        112.8	 121.4	        109.8	         110.6
1984-85	        120.1	 129.2	        117.5	         109.9
1985-86	        125.4	 129.1	        124.4            103.8
1986-87     	132.7	 142.8	        129.2	         110.5
1987-88	        143.5	 161.8	        138.5            116.8
1988-89     	154.2	 170.9	        151.6	         112.7
1989-90	        165.7	 174.4	        168.6	         103.5
1990-91    	182.7	 198.3	        182.8	         108.5
1991-92	        207.8	 236.8	        203.4            116.4
1992-93   	228.7	 255.5	        225.6	         113.2
1993-94	        247.8	 271.4	        243.2	         111.6
1994-95  	274.7	 307.7	        268.8	         114.5
1995-96	        295.8	 330.5	        293.1	         112.8
1996-97@	312.4	 355.9	        303.6	         117.2
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* =	Composite index of the sub-groups - Food Articles and Non-food Articles
@ =	Annual average April-December, 1995
Source: Office of Economic Adviser, Ministry of Industry.
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