National

India’s February Wholesale Price Index (WPI) rises to 2.93%

India’s annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices rose to 2.93% in February from 2.74% reported for the corresponding month of 2018, as per official data

Photo Courtesy: IANS

IANS

India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices rose to 2.93% in February from 2.74% reported for the corresponding month of 2018, official data showed on Thursday.

Even on a sequential basis, the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) data for February, furnished by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, showed that wholesale prices rose on a faster rate than the rise of 2.76% reported for January 2019.

“Build up inflation rate in the financial year so far was 2.75% compared to a build up rate of 2.56% in the corresponding period of the previous year

"The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, stood at 2.93% (provisional) for the month of February, 2019 (over February, 2018) as compared to 2.76% (provisional) for the previous month and 2.74% during the corresponding month of the previous year," the Ministry said in its review of "Index Numbers of Wholesale Price in India" for February.

"Build up inflation rate in the financial year so far was 2.75% compared to a build up rate of 2.56% in the corresponding period of the previous year."