CPI inflation quickens to 9.84 percent in Sept - Govt

Last Updated: Mon, Oct 14, 2013 12:32 hrs
A vendor waits for customers at a wholesale vegetable market on the outskirts of Jammu

The annual consumer price inflation quickened more than expected to 9.84 percent in September from 9.52 percent in August, government data showed on Monday.

A Reuters poll published last week had forecast consumer inflation accelerating to 9.60 percent in September.

Food prices for consumers last month rose 11.44 percent from a year earlier, faster than August's 11.06 percent rise.

Higher food prices, unexpectedly, drove up the wholesale price index (WPI) -- India's main inflation measure -- to a seven-month high of 6.46 percent in September, government data showed earlier on Monday.

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