February 12, 2013 / 6:13 AM / 5 years ago

January consumer price inflation at 10.79 percent

An employee stands next to a processing belt carrying apples inside an apple juice manufacturing unit on the outskirts of Srinagar October 15, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Ismail/Files

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s annual consumer price inflation accelerated to 10.79 percent in January from the previous month, government data showed on Tuesday.

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 13.36 percent in January from 13.04 percent in December.

Reporting by Arup Roychoudhury; Editing by Sunil Nair

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