Rising for the second consecutive month, retail inflation surged to 9.9 per cent in November driven mainly by rising prices of food items such as sugar, vegetables, edible oil and clothing.
The retail inflation was 9.75 per cent in October and 9.73 per cent in September.
The highest price rise in November was seen in the oil and fats segment with an annual inflation of 17.67 per cent, as per the Consumer Price Index (CPI) data released on Wednesday.
Further, sugar turned expensive by 16.97 per cent, and pulses became dearer by 14.19 per cent on an annual basis.
Vegetable rates increased by 14.74 per cent during the month, while meat, fish and egg prices went up by 11.33 per cent. At the same time, clothing and footwear also witnessed an increase in prices at 11.08 per cent in the said month. — PTI