Product-wise, prices of milk-based products, eggs, meat and fish pushed the retail inflation higher on a YoY basis.
Accordingly, the prices of milk-based products rose by 2.96 per cent, while cereals became dearer by 2.92 per cent and meat and fish prices recorded a rise of 2.26 per cent.
On the other hand, the category of 'pulses and products' became cheaper by (-) 8.91 per cent and that of 'sugar and confectionery' by (-) 5.81 per cent.
The sub-category of food and beverages during the month under consideration recorded a rise of 1.73 per cent over the same period last year.
Among non-food categories, the "fuel and light" segment's inflation rate accelerated to 7.96 per cent in July.
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