Retail inflation moves up to 2.57 pct in February

Last Updated: Wed, Mar 13, 2019 12:59 hrs
Food Inflation

The annual retail inflation moved up in February to 2.57 per cent from 1.97 per cent in January, according to data released by the Central government on Tuesday.

It was 4.44 per cent in February 2018, said an official statement released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.

The consumer price index for urban areas was 3.43 per cent as compared to 4.52 per cent in February 2018.

For the rural area, the CPI was 1.81 per cent in February 2019 as compared to 4.45 per cent in the same period of last year, said the statement.