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Sep 14, 2018
9:11PM

Wholesale inflation drops to four-month low of 4.53% in August

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Inflation based on wholesale prices eased to a four-month low of 4.53 per cent in August on softening of prices of food articles, especially vegetables.

The Wholesale Price Index-based inflation stood at 5.09 per cent in July and 3.24 per cent in August last year.

According to the government data released today, food articles registered deflation at 4.04 per cent in August 2018. Deflation in vegetables was 20.18 per cent in August, as against 14.07 per cent in the previous month.

Deflation continued in pulses at 14.23 per cent in August.
 

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