Wholesale inflation rose to a nine-month excessive of 1.55 per cent in November as manufactured merchandise turned costlier, whereas meals costs eased. This is the best stage of Wholesale value index-based (WPI) inflation since February, when it was 2.26 per cent. The WPI inflation was 1.48 per cent in October 2020 and 0.58 per cent in November final yr.
While meals articles noticed softening in inflation in November, manufactured objects witnessed hardening of costs.
Food inflation in November stood at 3.94 per cent, towards 6.37 per cent within the earlier month.
The price of value rise in greens and potato remained excessive at 12.24 per cent and 115.12 per cent throughout the month.
Inflation in non-food articles was larger at 8.43 per cent in November.
Fuel and energy basket softened to (-) 9.87 per cent in November.
The RBI in its financial coverage earlier this month had mentioned that inflation will stay elevated, barring transient reduction within the winter months. It had projected retail inflation, based mostly on shopper value index, at 6.Eight per cent within the October-December quarter.