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Retail Inflation Increases to 6.09% in June

Food inflation in June increased by 7.87 per cent, according to Consumer Price Index (CPI) data.

New Delhi: Retail inflation increased to 6.09 per cent in June, mainly on account of higher prices of food items, the government data showed on Monday. Food inflation in June increased by 7.87 per cent, according to Consumer Price Index (CPI) data.

The inflation figures are based on data collected from limited markets in view of the restrictions imposed on account of coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI) said in a release.

The data collected, however, did not meet the adequacy criteria for generating robust estimates of CPIs at the state-level, it added. The retail inflation based on Consumer Prince Index was 3.18 per cent in June 2019.

The government had released truncated CPI data for April and May in the backdrop of the lockdown to contain COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the data, the annual inflation in cereals and related products was 6.49 per cent, and 16.22 per cent in ‘meat and fish’ segment. For ‘pulses and products’, it was 16.68 per cent, while that of spices stood at 11.74 per cent.

The inflation in vegetables basket was 1.86 per cent, while it was in negative zone for fruits. In the ‘fuel and light’ segment, it was 2.69 per cent.

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