Inflation Down To 3.15 Per Cent

New Delhi, December 22: | Updated: Dec 23 2002, 05:30am hrs
A near 10 per cent fall in the price of vegetables coupled with substantial slide in diesel and petrol prices, pushed inflation down to 3.15 per cent for the second consecutive week ending December 7.

The point-to-point price change, as measured by the wholesale price index, also declined from 3.40 per cent in the previous week and 2.27 per cent in the year-ago period. WPI fell by 0.2 per cent to 167.2 for the latest reported week as compared to 167.5 a week ago and 162.1 in the previous year period.

The final WPI stood corrected at 167.6 as compared to the provisional level of 167.2, while the final inflation was at 3.08 per cent as against the provisional figure of 2.83 per cent.