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Updated: October 12, 2012 22:56 IST

Retail inflation eases to 9.73 % in September

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Even as CPI (consumer price index)-based retail inflation in September moved a tad lower from 10.03 per cent in August, it continued to hover near double digits at 9.73 per cent during the month, primarily owing to higher prices of sugar, edible oils, vegetables and pulses.

The CPI data released here on Friday revealed that the sharpest spike among edible items during September was in the price of sugar which recorded an increase of 19.4 per cent on a year-on-year basis. The full impact of the diesel price hike will get reflected in the inflation data for October.

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