Wholesale inflation throughout the country rose to 11.39% in August: Ministry of Commerce & Industry

The wholesale price index (WPI) grew 11.16 percent throughout July, whilst the WPI for June was 12.07 percent, the statistics showed. The WPI in August 2020 was at 0.41 per cent.

Recently, the statistics released by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry showed that wholesale inflation throughout the country rose to 11.39 percent in August. Wholesale is the resale (sale without transformation) of new and used goods to retailers, to industrial, commercial, institutional, or professional users, or other wholesalers or companies.

The wholesale price index (WPI) grew 11.16 per cent throughout July, whilst the WPI for June was 12.07 per cent, the statistics showed. The WPI in August 2020 was at 0.41 percent.

India benchmark indices opened better today, with the Nifty touching record excessive level. According to the statistics launched on Monday retail inflation eased to 5.3% in August resulting from subdued expenses of meals items like vegetables.

“The excessive rate of inflation in August 2021 is primarily because of upward push in expenses of non-meals articles, mineral oils; crude petroleum & natural gas; manufactured products like basic metals; meal products; textiles; chemical substances and chemical products and so forth as compared the corresponding month of the preceding year,” the ministry assertion said.

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