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Retail inflation at 4-mth low of 4.44% on cheaper food, fuel

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Retail fell to a 4-month low of 4.44 per cent in February on and lower cost for fuel.

Retail inflation, based on Consumer price index (CPI), was at 5.07 per cent in January.

In February 2017, however, it was 3.65 per cent.

It was 4.88 per cent in November last year.

Data released by the (CSO) showed that the rate of price rise in the was lower at 3.26 per cent in February, as against 4.7 per cent in the previous month.

in vegetables was 17.57 per cent last month, down from 26.97 per cent in January), and for fruits it was 4.80 per cent (as against 6.24 per cent).

Milk and its products too were less expensive with print of 4.21 per cent, cereals and products at 2.10 per cent, meat & fish at 3.31 per cent while for eggs the prices grew at a slower pace of 8.51 per cent.

Inflation for the fuel and light category was at 6.80 per cent in February (against 7.73 per cent in January). However, the rate of price increase was higher for transport and at 2.39 per cent (1.97 per cent January).

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 18:35 IST