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Retail inflation inches up to 4.87 pc in May on costlier food items

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

inched up to 4.87 in May on increase in prices of certain items in the food basket, as per the government data released today.

Based on the Index (CPI), the was at 4.58 per cent in the preceding month April.

In May last year, it was 2.18 per cent.

As per the data of the (CSO), food rose to 3.10 per cent last month, as against 2.8 per cent in April.

The price data is collected from selected towns by the and from selected villages by the

The data is received through web portals, maintained by the

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

First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 18:05 IST