Costlier vegetables push October WPI inflation to 7%, highest in FY14

Nov 14 2013, 17:02 IST
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While inflation in the vegetable segment stood at 78.38 per cent in October, the rate of price rise in onion continued to remain high at 278.21 per cent. While inflation in the vegetable segment stood at 78.38 per cent in October, the rate of price rise in onion continued to remain high at 278.21 per cent.
SummaryInflation measured on the wholesale price index was 6.46 per cent in the previous month.

segment, at the wholesale level, too was marginally up at 10.33 per cent.

"Build up inflation rate in the financial year so far was 6 per cent compared to a build up rate of 4.66 per cent in the corresponding period of the previous year," the release said.

Meanwhile, the WPI inflation for the month of August has been revised upwards to 6.99 per cent from the earlier estimated at 6.1 per cent. (With PTI inputs)

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