Whole­sale in­fla­tion rises to 3.1% in Jan­uary 2020

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - Front Page -

NEW DELHI: Whole­sale prices­based in­fla­tion rose to 3.1% in Jan­uary, as against 2.59% in the pre­vi­ous month due to the in­crease in prices of food items such as onions and pota­toes.

The an­nual in­fla­tion, based on monthly whole­sale price in­dex (WPI), was at 2.76% dur­ing the same month a year ago (Jan­uary 2019).

The rate of price rise for food ar­ti­cles stood at 11.51% dur­ing Jan­uary as against 2.41% a month ear­lier.

For non-food ar­ti­cles it rose nearly three-fold to 7.8% from 2.32% in De­cem­ber, the data re­leased by the Min­istry of Com­merce and In­dus­try on Fri­day showed.

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