Office of the Economic Adviser
to the
Government of India
Ministry of Commerce and Industry

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Welcome to the Office of the Economic Adviser

Office of the Economic Adviser (OEA) is an attached office of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry.
The main functions of the Office of Economic Adviser include, inter alia the following :

  • Formulation of industrial policies and the effect of trade policies on them.
  • Analysis of macro-economic aggregates.
  • Examination of general economic issues.
  • Recommendations regarding rates of excise & customs duties on industrial products.
  • Compilation and publication of the weekly Wholesale Price Index Numbers in India.
  • Compilation and publication of Hand Book of Industrial Policy and Statistics.

Wholesale Price Index (WPI) Data (1993-94=100)
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Type Weekly Monthly Yearly
Name of Group / Commodity    

Introduction of revised series of Index Numbers : WPI (Base : 1993-94)

Linking Factor : Old Series (Base : 1981-82=100) and New Series (Base : 1993-94=100)

Latest WPI Press release available for week ending 6 th Oct, 2001
Last update on 22nd Oct 2001
Economic Advisor,
Room No. 126-E,  Ministry of Commerce and Industry,
Udyog Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi - 110 011, INDIA 

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