Among the CPI components, inflation of food and beverages eased to 1.76% in September 2017 from 1.96% in August 2017. Within the food items, the inflation increased for pulses and products to (-) 22.51%, milk and products 3.87%, meat and fish 3.19% and egg (-) 0.15%. However, the inflation eased for vegetables to 3.92%, cereals and products to 3.70%, spices (-) 2.31% and fruits 5.14%. The inflation also declined for prepared meals, snacks, sweets etc to 5.06%, sugar and confectionery 6.77% and non-alcoholic beverages 2.22% in September 2017.
The inflation for housing increased to 6.10%, while that for miscellaneous items was steady at 3.83% in September 2017. Within the miscellaneous items, the inflation for personal care and effects increased to 2.95% and recreation and amusement 4.07%, while it eased for transport and communication to 3.50%, education 4.25% and health 4.15% in September 2017.
The inflation for clothing and footwear rose marginally to 4.63%, while the CPI inflation of fuel and light was higher at 5.56% in September 2017.
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