Inflation remains unchanged at 12.14%

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New Delhi, Sept 25 (UNI) The headline inflation rate for the week ended September 13 remained unchanged at 12.14 per cent from the previous week.

The 'Primary Articles' were up by 0.1 per cent, while Food Articles rose by 0.2 per cent, whereas 'Fuel, Power, Light and Lubricant' group remained unchanged at its previous level.

The index for 'Non-Food Articles' group declined by 0.2 per cent, while 'Manufactured Products' was down by 0.05 per cent and 'Food Products' group decreased by 0.9 per cent.

''Inflation continues to remain stable,'' said a Finance Ministry statement.

Out of a total 98 articles in the 'Primary Articles' group, 18 articles have shown a decline in prices in the current week as compared to September 6, 2008.

These included among others, rice, wheat, bajra, jowar, gram, moong, masur, urad, mustard, gingelly and niger seeds, cashew nuts, black pepper, cumin and brinjal.

Another 58 articles have shown no increase in prices, the statement said.

In 'Fuel and Power' group, prices of all the 19 commodities remained unchanged in the current week.

However, in the case of 'Manufactured Products', out of 318 commodities, about 286 articles have shown no increase in prices over the last week.

In the case of 13 commodities, there has been a decline in prices. These commodities include rice bran, cottonseed, coconut, groundnut and imported edible oils; butter and ghee; deoiled cake; sugar; lead ingots; vitamin tablets; synthetic yarn; and electrolytic capacitors.

About 19 products, namely mustard, unrefined and gingelly oil; cement; groundnut cake; gur and khandsari; texturised yarn; zinc and zinc ingots; synthetic resins; salt and plastic containers witnessed an increase in prices.

Inflation of 30 essential commodities declined to 7.58 per cent as on the week ending September 13 from 7.72 per cent reported in the earlier week.

There was a decline in the prices of cereals, pulses, sugar and edible oils.


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