New Delhi, Dec 24: Food inflation softened to 18.65 per cent for the week ended Dec 12, 2009.
The food inflation declined by 1.30 percentage points during the second week from 19.95 per cent in the previous week.
The inflation for primary articles, which include food, cereals and fuel, rose to 14.66 per cent in the reporting week.
Potato prices remained high recording an increase of 115 per cent on a year-on-year basis, followed by pulses whose prices jumped by 41.61 per cent.
Vegetables as a whole turned expensive by 37.97 per cent.