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After 14 years, price of a matchbox doubles cost Rs.2 starting in December

Due to a rise in the cost of the raw materials utilized, the price of a single matchbox will double starting in December. The matchbox will be offered for Rs2 starting in December. Because of growing costs and inflation, the All India Chamber of Matches in Sivakasi decided to modify the matchbox price from 1 to 2 after 14 years. The last time the price of a matchbox was raised was in 2007 when it went from 50 paise to Rs 1. Before that, in 1995, the price of a matchbox was raised from 25p to 50p.

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The price of 14 products needed in the creation of matchboxes has risen, as per matchbox makers. For example, the price of one kilogram of red phosphorous increased from 425 to 810, the price of wax increased from 80 to 58, the outside box board increased from 36 to 55, and the inner box board increased from 32 to 58. In addition, the price of the matchbox has risen due to growing costs for paper, splints, potassium chlorate, and sulfur, as per the producers.

Meanwhile, the RBI Governor stated that the Reserve Bank is committed to bringing retail inflation back to 4% in a non-disruptive way over time. The government has instructed the central bank to keep inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) at 4%, with a 2% margin on each side. Retail inflation, which was above 6% in May and June, has begun to fall, and it was 4.35 percent in September.

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