wholesale price index: WPI inflation has increased for the third consecutive month. The wholesale inflation in March has increased to 7.39 per cent from 4.17 per cent in February.
On a month-on-month basis, wholesale food inflation rose from 3.31 per cent to 5.28 per cent in March. At the same time, fuel and power inflation has gone up from 0.58 per cent in February to 10.25 per cent.
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WPI inflation has increased for the third consecutive month. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry said, “The annual rate of inflation was 7.39 per cent in March 2021 as compared to March 2020”.How was the condition of lentils and vegetables
Inflation of pulses in March has increased from 10.25 per cent in February to 13.14 per cent. At the same time, onion inflation has come down from 31.28 per cent in February to 5.15 per cent. In March, the inflation of milk has been reduced from 3.21 per cent in February to 2.65 per cent. At the same time, egg, meat, fish inflation has increased from -0.78 per cent in February to 5.38 per cent.
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State of petrol, diesel and electricity
Inflation in fuel and power was 10.25 per cent in March due to rising prices of petrol and diesel, which was 0.58 per cent in February. According to data released earlier this week, retail inflation reached a four-month high of 5.52 per cent in March.