Fruits, petrol lead latest inflation numbers

Fruits and Petrol led the items seeing highest rise in wholesale prices during the first week of April, according to the latest data released by the government.

Price of fruits went up by 25% compared to the same week a year ago, while petrol prices were up 22%.

Overall, inflation in primary articles — which measures important items like food, fuel etc. — was up 12%.

Vegetable prices were stable, with just a 1.5% increase year on year, but overall food prices were up 8.7% thanks partly to a 15% rise in the price of meat, fish and egg. Price compared to 20% or more during the recent price rise period.