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India's January Wholesale inflation eases to 2.76%

"The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, stood at 2.76 per cent (provisional) for January 2019 (over January 2018) as compared to 3.80 per cent (provisional) for the previous month and 3.02 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year," the Ministry said.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima SiddiquiBy Saima Siddiqui

Published on 14 Feb 2019 9:39 AM GMT

Indias January Wholesale inflation eases to 2.76%
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New Delhi: India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices falls to 10-month low of 2.76 per cent in January from 3.02 per cent reported in 2018 for the same month, as per official data showed on Thursday.

The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) data for January, furnished by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, showed that wholesale prices registered a slower rate than the rise of 3.80 per cent reported for December 2018.

"The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, stood at 2.76 per cent (provisional) for January 2019 (over January 2018) as compared to 3.80 per cent (provisional) for the previous month and 3.02 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year," the Ministry said in its review of "Index Numbers of Wholesale Price in India" for January.

"Build up inflation rate in the financial year so far was 2.49 per cent compared to a build up rate of 2.47 per cent in the corresponding period of the previous year."

Where the November WPI showed downward inflation -- 4.47% from previous 4.64%, inflation in cereals, wheat and pulses increased 7.95%, 9.94% and 7.55%, respectively.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima Siddiqui

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