Wholesale inflation eased to 3.57 percent in September as food articles, led by vegetables, witnessed softening of prices.
The wholesale price-based inflation, reflecting the annual rate of price rise, in August stood at 3.74 percent.
Pulses inflation continued to rule high at 23.99 percent in September, according to the Commerce Ministry data. Potato, a daily consumable vegetable, witnessed maximum inflationary pressure at 73.31 percent. Inflation in fruits rose 14.10 percent during the month.
The WPI, which was in the negative zone from November 2014 to March 2016, had been rising for six months till August. In September, the inflation has slowed. The inflation print for manufactured articles read at 2.48 percent in September, as against 2.42 percent in August.
The rate of inflation in sugar was at 32.92 percent and that for petrol was 1.25 percent. The WPI inflation for July has been revised upwards at 3.72 percent, against provisional estimate of 3.55 percent.
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