Table 5.5
                 Wholesale Price Movement in Major Commodity Groups
                                As on 11 Jan, 1997
	                         Base: 1981-82=100	
                                                                              (Per cent)
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Commodity	                        Inflation	     Annual	     Share		
group/sub-group	                    (Financial Year)	   inflation	  in inflation
	                               (Jan/Mar)	   (Jan/Jan)   (Jan/Mar)(Jan/Jan)
                                     --------------   ---------------  ------------------
			     Weight  1996-971995-96   1996-97 1995-96   1996-97 1996-97
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All Commodities	              100.000	 6.8	4.2	 7.6	4.9	100.0	100.0
  Primary Articles	       32.295	 9.7	3.6	11.7	2.6	 45.3	 50.4
   Food articles	       17.386	12.9	5.0	18.1	2.4	 36.5	 45.8
    Foodgrains	                7.917	14.7	3.3	18.1	3.8	 17.9	 19.8
	Rice	                3.685	11.5	4.7	13.7	6.0	  5.7	  7.0	 					
        Wheat	                2.248	28.3   -1.1	32.8   -0.6	  9.1	  9.0
	Pulses	                1.093	 6.0	9.2	13.4	5.1	  1.7	  2.6
      Vegetables	        4.089	36.0	2.4	63.3	9.8	  6.0	 10.2
	Milk	                1.961	 2.4	1.1	 3.6   -0.0	  0.5	  1.0
	Eggs,Fish & Meat	1.783	12.3	1.3	 8.5   -1.3	  2.6	  2.6
	Condiments & Spices	0.947	11.4   13.9	 8.5   -9.1	  2.6	  1.7
	Other food articles	0.689	 8.1	7.0	 3.4   -8.4	  1.1	  0.4
     Non-food articles	       10.081	 5.5	0.8	 2.7	2.4	  8.1	  3.9
	Fibres	                1.791	-3.4  -10.4    -11.3   -5.7      -1.1	 -3.3
	Raw Cotton	        1.335	 1.3  -18.7    -15.7  -14.3	  0.2	 -3.3
	Raw Jute	        0.160  -23.9   32.1	-3.0   46.6	 -1.2	 -0.1			
Fuel, Power Light & Lubricants 10.663	13.2   -0.1	17.4	1.1	 25.8	 23.3	
Manufactured Products	       57.042	 3.9	5.3	 3.6    6.9	 29.1	 26.6
  Food products	               10.143	11.0	2.8	 7.3    2.1	 13.4	  9.1
    Edible Oils	                2.445	 3.2	0.8	 0.1	3.0	  0.8	  0.0
  Textiles	               11.545	 1.9	7.8	 1.9   11.0	  2.7	  2.9			
Non-metallic mineral products	2.477	 6.7   11.3	 6.4   16.0	  2.0	  2.2
Cement	                        0.860	-7.5	6.5	-4.4   19.3	 -0.9	 -0.5
Basic metals,alloys & metal
  products	                7.632	 2.2	5.1	 2.3	6.1	  2.8	  2.6

1. Administered items	       15.929	11.1   -0.1     14.5	0.9	 26.4	 23.9
2. Seasonal items	       34.403	 9.8	3.2	10.5	2.1	 49.7	 50.3
3. Raw materials	       14.909	 4.9	1.6	 2.6	3.0	  8.9     4.6
4. Essential commodities	21.77	12.4	4.1	12.4	3.3	 39.3	 35.2
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