September inflation quickens to 7.81 pct

Last Updated: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 06:34 hrs

India's wholesale price index (WPI) rose a f aster-than-expected 7 . 8 1 p ercent in September from a year earlier, mainly driven by higher fuel prices, g o vernment data showed on Monday.

Analysts on average had expected an annual WPI rise of 7.70 percent, a Reuters poll showed.

The annual reading for July was revised up to 7 . 52 percent from 6.87 percent earlier. August's inflation was provisionally put at 7.55 percent.

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