Consumer price inflation at 10.56 percent in December

NEW DELHI Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:20am IST

Labourers thresh paddy crop in a farm at Sanand in Gujarat October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

Labourers thresh paddy crop in a farm at Sanand in Gujarat October 30, 2012.

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's annual consumer price inflation accelerated to 10.56 percent in December from the previous month, government data showed on Monday.

Analysts had expected retail prices to rise an annual 10.20 percent, above 9.90 percent in November.

India's retail inflation is the highest among the BRICS group of emerging economies - Brazil, Russia, China, and South Africa.

Food prices for consumers rose 13.04 percent in December from 11.81 percent in November.

(Reporting by Rajesh Kumar Singh; Editing by Anand Basu)

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