March 12, 2018 / 1:18 PM / 2 months ago

TABLE-India's Feb retail inflation eases to 4.44 pct y/y

    March 12 (Reuters) - India's annual retail inflation eased
for the second straight month in February to 4.44 percent, as
food prices fell, government data showed on Monday.
    Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast February's consumer
price inflation              to ease to 4.80 percent from 5.07
percent in the previous month.

  
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SUB INDEX         WEIGHING     Feb 2018  Jan 2018     Pct change
    
FOOD & BEVERAGES    45.86    137.5    139.2    -1.22
FUEL AND LIGHT        6.84   136.6    136.6     ---
CLOTHING & FOOTWEAR   6.53   142.7    142.3    +0.28
HOUSING              10.07   141.3    140.4    +0.64
PAN, TOBACCO, ETC.    2.38   155.0    154.7    +0.19
SERVICES (MISC)      28.32   129.6    129.1    +0.39
GENERAL INDEX        100     136.4    136.9    -0.37
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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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