New Delhi: India’s wholesale price index rose 8.84% in the 12 months to 15 November, a shade below the previous week’s annual rise of 8.90%, government data showed on Thursday.
The rate was above a median forecast of 8.56% in a Reuters poll of analysts. Inflation for the week ended 20 September was revised up to 12.13% from 11.99%.
The annual inflation rate was 3.35% during the corresponding week of the previous year.
The wholesale price index is more closely watched than the consumer price index, which is published monthly, because it covers a higher number of products and is released weekly.