Table 5.4
           Quarterly  Movements in Wholesale Prices
                         (Base:1981-82)

                                                         (Per cent)
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Year                Quarterly rise in WPI      Variation  Annual
             -------------------------------   between    inflation          
	       Qrt.1	Qrt.2	Qrt.3	Qrt.4  Quarters
	     Apr-Jun Jul-Sept Oct-Dec	Jan-Mar
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1982-83 	2.1	3.2	1.0	1.0	1.9	    7.2
1983-84         3.2    	2.6     1.0     0.9	1.8	    7.2
1984-85 	2.2	3.4    -0.2     0.0	1.6	    6.0
1985-86 	2.6	1.2    -0.4	1.1	0.8	    4.8
1986-87 	2.6	2.7	0.3	0.2	1.4	    5.1
1987-88 	2.5 	4.1	1.7	1.5	3.1        10.7
1988-89	        2.2	2.3	1.0	0.4	1.5	    5.7
1989-90	        2.6	3.8	0.8	0.9	2.4	    9.1
1990-91   	3.4	3.1	2.7	3.2	3.3        12.1
1991-92  	2.3	6.2	2.1	2.2	3.8        13.6
1992-93 	2.4 	3.2	1.4	0.3	1.9	    7.0
1993-94 	2.0 	4.2	2.0	1.3	2.7        10.8
1994-95 	4.0	2.6	1.7	2.7	2.5        10.4
1995-96 	3.0	1.5    -0.4	0.9	1.0	    5.0 
1996-97	        2.3	3.6	0.8	0.1*      -	    7.6*
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* As on 11.01.1997
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