Inflation was at 7.95 pc during the corresponding week (12/04/2008) of the previous year. The rate which is based on the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) had declined for eight consecutive weeks to 0.27 per cent for the week ended March 14, but marginally rose to 0.31 per cent for the week ended March 21. It again declined for the two subsequent weeks, before rising again to 0.26 pc for the week ended Apr 11.
The food articles group index increased 0.5 pc to 246.8 (provisional) from 245.6 (provisional) for the previous week. While the manufactured products index rose 0.2 pc.