Retail inflation rose marginally to 9.84 per cent in September,mainly due to a hike in food prices,particularly of vegetables. Measured in terms of consumer price index (CPI), retail inflation was at 9.52 per cent in August.
For rural and urban areas in September,retail inflation stood at 9.71 per cent and 9.93 per cent,respectively. The same was 8.93 per cent and 10.32 per cent (revised figures) in August. Vegetable price rose by 34.93 per cent in September as compared to 26.48 per cent in August.
Inflation in the food and beverages segment rose by 11.44 per cent in the month under review as against 11.06 per cent in August.
For CPI inflation,price data are collected from select towns by the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) and from select villages by the Department of Posts.