April 12, 2013 / 5:47 AM / 5 years ago

CPI inflation slows to 10.39 pct in March

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s annual consumer price inflation slowed to 10.39 percent in March from the previous month, government data showed on Friday.

A fruit vendor speaks on his phone while sitting at his fruit stall at a wholesale market in Mumbai March 14, 2013. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash/Files

Consumer prices rose an annual 10.91 percent in February.

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 12.42 percent on year in March, slower than an annual rise of 13.73 percent in February.

Reporting by Rajesh Kumar Singh; Editing by Anand Basu

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