Retail inflation for industrial workers has surged to 10.7 per cent in September from 9.14 per cent in the same month last year, mainly on account of rise in prices of food items, fuel and electricity charges.

“The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly Consumer Price Index - Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) stood at 10.70 per cent for September as compared to 10.75 per cent for the previous month, and 9.14 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year,” a Labour Ministry statement said.

CPI-IW for September rose by one point and pegged at 238.

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