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Retail inflation inches up to 2.86 pc in March

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

India's retail saw a marginal rise of 2.86 per cent in March on account of increase in prices of food and fuel, according to government data released Friday.

The based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 2.57 per cent in February this year. On yearly basis, it was 4.28 per cent in March 2018.

The data released by the (CSO) showed that in rose to 0.3 per cent in March from (-) 0.66 per cent in the previous month.

The rate of price rise was also higher in 'fuel and light' category. The inflation in the segment rose to 2.42 per cent as against 1.24 per cent in February.

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

First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 17:50 IST