Inflation up at 7.52 percent in November

New Delhi, Dec 16: India’s headline inflation based on wholesale prices rose to 7.52 percent in November due to high fuel and food prices, government data showed Monday.

The country’s main inflation measure based on the wholesale price index (WPI) was at seven percent in the previous month and 7.24 percent in the corresponding month of last year, according to data released by the ministry of commerce and industry here.

Food prices jumped by 19.93 percent year-on-year during the month under review. It had increased by 18.19 percent in October.

Fuel and power inflation rose to 11.08 percent in November as compared to 10.33 percent in October and 9.97 percent in the corresponding month of last year.