Inflation eases to 5-month low of 6.16 percent

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 15, 2014 07:30 hrs

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) India's headline inflation based on wholesale prices eased to five-month low of 6.16 percent in December as the vegetable prices softened, government data showed here Wednesday .

The country's main inflation measure based on the wholesale price index (WPI) rose to 7.52 percent in November due to high fuel and food prices, which was 14-month high.

The data showed the index for 'Food Articles' group declined by 6.4 percent to 240.1 from 256.4 for the previous month due to lower price of fruits & vegetables.

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