Inflation rate rises again, to 5.6 percent

January 22nd, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) After weeks of decline, India’s annual rate of inflation rose marginally to 5.6 percent for the week ended Jan 10, from 5.24 percent the week before, official data released here Thursday showed.The inflation rate was 4.36 percent during the corresponding week the previous year.

Going by provisional figures, the wholesale price index (WPI) for all commodities rose 0.4 percent to 230 from 229 the week before.

The index for this major group rose by 1.2 percent to 249.3 from 246.3 the previous week.

The index for primary articles rose 1.2 percent to 249.3 from 246.3, while that for manufactured products rose 0.2 percent to 201.1 from 200.6 the previous week.

The index for fuel, power, light and lubricants however remained unchanged at its previous week’s level of 329.8.

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