Wholesale price inflation cools to 1% in March from 2.26% in Feburary on sharp fall in food prices
The inflation based on wholesale price index (WPI) eased to 1 percent in March from 2.26 percent in February on a sharp fall in food prices in the country
New Delhi: The inflation based on wholesale price index (WPI) eased to 1 percent in March from 2.26 percent in February on a sharp fall in food prices in the country.
Food inflation in March fell to 4.91 percent from 7.79 percent in the previous month, data released by the Commerce and Industry Ministry on Wednesday showed.
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The nationwide lockdown which started on March 25 would have had some impact on the data collection for the month.
Inflation in vegetables fell sharply to 11.90 percent in March from a high of 29.97 percent in the previous month.
However, inflation in onion continued to rule high at 112.31 percent during March.
Fuel and power basket witnessed deflation of 1.76 percent, while manufactured products witnessed inflation of 0.34 percent.
The government said, due to the outbreak of coronavirus and national lockdown, the provisional figures of WPI for the latest month are computed with a low response rate.
“The figures are likely to be revised in a significant manner during the release of the final month,” it added.
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