NEW DELHI: The wholesale price-based inflation eased to 10.66 per cent in September, helped by moderating food prices even as crude petroleum witnessed a spike.
WPI inflation remained in double-digit for the sixth consecutive month. In August, it was 11.39 per cent. In September 2020, inflation was 1.32 per cent, report agencies.
Inflation in food articles eased for the fifth straight month, recording (-) 4.69 per cent in September from (-) 1.29 per cent in August, mainly due to easing vegetable prices. Pulses prices continued to spike at 9.42 per cent.
Inflation in the fuel and power basket was 24.91 per cent in September, against 26.09 per cent in the previous month.
The rise in crude petroleum and natural gas prices was 43.92 per cent in September over 40.03 per cent in the previous month.
In manufactured products, inflation stood at 11.41 per cent during the month.
The RBI, which mainly takes into account retail inflation in its monetary policy, earlier this month kept interest rates unchanged at record lows.