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February WPI inflation moves up to 2.93 pc


The annual rate of based on increased to 2.93 per cent in February as compared to 2.76 per cent in the corresponding month of previous year, the government said on Thursday.

It largely moved up due to a jump in prices of and fuel products, after falling to a 10-month low of 2.76 per cent in January.

The rate of based on WPI index consisting of from primary group and from manufactured group increased from 1.84 per cent in January 2019 to 3.29 per cent in February 2019, said a statement issued by the

On Tuesday, the government said that annual retail moved up in February to 2.57 per cent from 1.97 per cent in January. It was 4.44 per cent in February 2018.

The consumer price index for urban areas was 3.43 per cent compared to 4.52 per cent in February 2018. For rural areas, the CPI was 1.81 per cent for rural areas in February 2019 compared to 4.45 per cent in the same period of last year.


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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 12:36 IST