ALSO READWholesale inflation cools to 5.7% in March even as food prices rise Retail inflation hits a low of 2.99% in April on lower food prices Falling food prices slow down wholesale inflation to 5-month low in May Higher fuel prices drive up March CPI to five-month high at 3.81% January retail inflation falls to lowest in 2 years
The country's annual consumer price inflation further eased to 1.54 per cent in June, helped by a fall in food prices, government data showed on Wednesday.
The rise was slower than 1.70 per cent forecast by economists in a Reuters poll, and was the lowest since India started releasing retail inflation data in January 2012 based on a combined CPI index for rural and urban consumers.
Consumer prices rose 2.18 per cent year-on-year in May.
Retail food prices fell 2.12 per cent last month from a year ago, compared with a 1.05 percent fall in the previous month.
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