Retail inflation rose to 5 per cent in June, a five-month high, despite easing food prices, government data showed today.
The retail inflation based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 4.87 per cent in May. It was 1.46 per cent in June 2017.
The earlier high was in January this year at 5.07 per cent.
The inflation in fuel and light category, however, went up to 7.14 per cent as against 5.8 per cent in May.
The government has mandated the Reserve Bank to keep inflation at 4 per cent, with a margin of 2 per cent on either side.
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