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Wholesale inflation eases to 2.48% in Feb; food, fuel prices up marginally

Wholesale eggs, meat & fish inflation at -0.22% against 0.37%

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

India's annual wholesale price inflation eased to 2.48 per cent in February for the third straight month after touching an eight-month high in November, helped by a softer rise in food and fuel prices, government data showed on Wednesday. Annual wholesale price inflation last month slowed to 2.48 per cent from a year earlier, from a provisional 2.84 per cent rise in January. The latest inflation was in line with a 2.50 per cent increase forecast by economists in a Reuters poll. Wholesale food prices in February rose 0.07 per cent year-on-year, compared with a 1.65 ...

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 23:55 IST
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