April 12, 2017 / 12:40 PM / 4 months ago

TABLE-India's retail inflation edges up to 3.81 pct in March

    April 12 (Reuters) - India's annual consumer price inflation
             climbed up to 3.81 percent in March, government
data showed on Wednesday.
    Economists polled by Reuters had expected last month's
annual retail inflation to come in at 3.98 percent, compared
with 3.65 percent in February.
    Food inflation was 1.93 percent in March, lower than 2.01
percent in February.
   
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    SUB INDEX          (WEIGHING)  March    Feb   Pct change
    FOOD & BEVERAGES    45.86      133.1   133.0     +0.08
    FUEL AND LIGHT      6.84       129.2   127.9     +1.02
    CLOTHING & FOOTWEAR 6.53       136.5   135.9     +0.44
    HOUSING             10.07      131.1   130.5     +0.46
    PAN, TOBACCO, ETC.   2.38      145.0   144.4     +0.42
    SERVICES (MISC)     28.32      125.0    124.8    +0.16
    GENERAL INDEX      100.00      131.7  131.8    -0.08
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NOTE: Based on a new series with 2012 as base year; figures
rounded off.
SOURCE: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.    

 (Compiled by Manoj Kumar in NEW DELHI; Editing by Malini Menon)
  

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