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TABLE-India's Feb inflation quickens to 6.95 pct
March 14, 2012 / 6:27 AM / 6 years ago

TABLE-India's Feb inflation quickens to 6.95 pct

March 14 (Reuters) - Indian wholesale price index
(WPI) rose a faster-than-expected 6.95 percent in
February from a year earlier, mainly driven by a surge in food
prices, government data showed on Wednesday.	
    Analysts on average had expected an annual rise of 6.79
percent, a Reuters poll showed. Wholesale prices rose 6.55
percent in January, the slowest in 26 months.	
    The annual reading for December was revised up to 7.74
percent from 7.47 percent, the government said in the release.	
    The WPI is a more closely tracked indicator of India's
inflation than the consumer price index (CPI) as it covers a
higher number of products.	
      	
    KEY POINTS:	
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    SUB INDEX        (WEIGHTING)  February  January  Pct change 	
    PRIMARY ARTICLES       20.12   201.5    199.7     0.90  	
    Food Articles          14.34   192.3    191.4     0.47	
    FUEL AND POWER         14.91   173.2    172.8     0.23 	
    MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS  64.97   141.7    141.2     0.35	
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    NOTE: Articles in CAPITALS are sub-indexes. Articles in  	
lower case are specific categories within the sub-indexes.  	
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 (Compiled by Arup Roychoudhury in NEW DELHI; editing by Malini
Menon)

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