Aug retail inflation up at 3.21% on high food prices (Lead)

New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Higher food prices pushed up India’s August retail inflation to 3.21 per cent from 3.15 per cent in July, official data showed here on Thursday.

However, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in August was lower than the corresponding month of the last year when retail inflation stood at 3.69 per cent.

According to the data furnished by the National Statistical Office (NSO), the Consumer Food Price Index (CFPI) widened to 2.99 per cent in August from an expansion of 2.36 per cent in July 2019 and 0.29 per cent in August 2018.

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