New Delhi: India’s food price index rose 15.10% while the fuel price index climbed 11.48%, in the year to 4 September, under a new series with different base year, components and weightings, government data on Thursday showed.
In the prior week, food inflation as measured by the old series with 1993-94 as base year, stood at 11.47% on the year while fuel inflation was at an annual 12.71%. These figures are not comparable with the latest data release. The primary articles index was up 16.22% in the latest week. It rose 15.40% in the previous week.
The wholesale price index, the most widely watched gauge of prices in India, rose 8.5% in August, the first reading from the new data series.