WPI inflation rises to 5.7 percent in March

New Delhi, April 15: India’s wholesale price based inflation rose to three months’ high of 5.7 percent in March from 4.68 percent in the previous month due to sharper increase in food and fuel prices, government data showed Tuesday.

The headline inflation measures in terms of the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) stood at 5.65 percent in March 2013.

Build-up inflation rate in the financial year ended March 31, 2014, was 5.7 percent compared to a build-up rate of 5.65 percent in the corresponding period of the previous year, according to data released by the ministry of commerce and industry here.