However, on a year-on-year (YoY) basis, the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) furnished by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry on Friday was still higher than 3.24 per cent reported for the corresponding period of 2017.
"Build up inflation rate in the financial year so far was 3.18 per cent compared to a build up rate of 1.41 per cent in the corresponding period of the previous year," the Ministry statement said here.
On a sequential basis, the expenses on primary articles, which constitute 22.62 per cent of the WPI's total weightage, slipped by (-) 0.15 per cent, from an increase of 1.73 per cent in July.
Interestingly, the cost of fuel and power category, which commands a 13.15 per cent weightage, increased at a slower pace of 17.73 per cent from a growth of 18.10 per cent.
However, expenses on manufactured products registered a rise of 4.43 per cent from 4.26 per cent.
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