Pricey Food Items Push Inflation To 4.45%

Food ProductsNew Delhi: For the week ended July 28, inflation based on the wholesale price index (WPI) came up to 4.45% from 4.36% in the preceding week on expensive food items and a few man-made products.

During the corresponding week of the last year (2006), the inflation stood at 4.72%.

The costs of food items like fruits and vegetables, mutton, eggs, masur and bajra went up in the week under review. Food products that come under manufactured group like coffee powder, baby food, sooji, maida and flour also became expensive.

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