April 12, 2018 / 1:07 PM / a month ago

TABLE-India's retail inflation eases to 4.28 pct y/y in March

    April 12 (Reuters) - India's annual retail inflation eased
for a third straight month in March to 4.28 percent, driven by
smaller rises in food prices, government data showed on
Thursday. 
    Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast March's consumer
price inflation              to soften to 4.20 percent from 4.44
percent in the previous month.

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SUB INDEX         WEIGHING   March 2018  Feb 2018  Pct change

FOOD & BEVERAGES     45.86   137.1       137.6    -0.4
FUEL AND LIGHT        6.84   136.5       136.7    -0.1
CLOTHING & FOOTWEAR   6.53   143.1       142.7    +0.3
HOUSING              10.07   142.0       141.3    +0.5
PAN, TOBACCO, ETC.    2.38   156.4       154.9    +1.0
SERVICES (MISC)      28.32   130.3       129.6    +0.5
GENERAL INDEX        100     136.5       136.4    ---
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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 Sherry
Jacob-Phillips)
  
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