Price Statistics (MI)
The Price Section of this Directorate is responsible for the collection of wholesale and retail prices of essential commodities on weekly basis from Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam markets. These data are presented in the form of monthly publication viz. Price Bulletin in English and Tamil. The Price Bulletins upto September 2016 were published. Based on the data collected, various reports have been prepared and sent to Reserve Bank of India, Labour Bureau, Shimla and Local Government Departments.
Since Puducherry has been selected as one of the centres for computation of All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial workers, the price quotations collected every week are forwarded to the Labour Bureau, Shimla. Weekly prices are also collected from centres of neighbouring States of respective regions of the U. T. of Puducherry for comparative purpose and to check the trend in prices in Puducherry U.T. markets. Price Data are hosted in this website on Price Bulletin heading.