Retail inflation rises to 2.36% in July from 1.46% in June

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New Delhi | Published: August 14, 2017 6:19:08 PM

India's annual consumer price inflation picked up to 2.36 percent in July after easing for three straight months, as a decline in food prices slowed sharply, government data showed on Monday.

Retail, Inflation, Retail Inflation, retail inflation rises, annual consumer price inflation, decline in food prices, rural and urban consumersThe rise was faster than the 1.87 percent forecast by economists in a Reuters poll. Inflation was 1.54 percent in June. (Image: PTI)

India’s annual consumer price inflation picked up to 2.36 percent in July after easing for three straight months, as a decline in food prices slowed sharply, government data showed on Monday. The rise was faster than the 1.87 percent forecast by economists in a Reuters poll. Inflation was 1.54 percent in June – the slowest pace since India started releasing retail inflation data in January 2012 based on combined data for rural and urban consumers.

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