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Inflation eases to 5-month low of 6.16 percent

Posted on Jan 15 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, Jan 15 : 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 and vegetables.

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