Inflation Moves into Positive Territory after 13 Weeks !


The inflation finally pulled back into the positive territory for the first time since 30th May 2009.


It remained in negative zone for 13 consecutive weeks.

India’s inflation came in at 0.12 per cent in week ended 5th September 2009, as against -0.12 per cent in the previous week.


Meanwhile, the rate was 12.42 per cent in the corresponding week of previous year.

During the week, price indices for primary articles, manufacturing products and fuel, power, light and lubricants reported rise.

The index for primary articles increased 1.3 per cent to 274.7 (provisional) from 271.2 (provisional) the week before.


Similarly the index for manufactured products also went up 0.1 per cent to 208.1 (provisional) from 207.9 (provisional).


The price index for fuel, power, light and lubricants also rose slightly to 343.4 (provisional) from 343.3 (provisional) for the previous week.
However, the price of naphtha declined 7 per cent.


The rate turned negative for the week ended 6th June 2009, for the first time since the new wholesale price index (WPI) series started in 1995.

The inflation rate had also turned negative in 1977.


Inflation touched a high of 12.91% for the week ended 2nd August 2008 and touched a low of -1.74% on 1st August 2009.


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