News and Press Release - Dated:- 14-1-2019 - The official Wholesale Price Index for All Commodities (Base: 2011-12=100) for the month of December, 2018 declined by 1.4 percent to 120.1 (provisional) from 121.8 (provisional) for the previous month. INFLATION The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, stood at 3.80% (provisional) for the month of December, 2018 (over December, 2017) as compared to 4.64% (provisional) for the previous month and 3.58% during the corresponding month of the previous year. Build up inflation rate in the financial year so far was 3.27% compared to a build up rate of 2.21% in the corresponding period of the previous year. Inflation for important commodities / commodity groups is indicated in Annex-1 and Annex-II. The movement of the index for the various commodity groups is summarized below: PRIMARY ARTICLES (Weight 22.62%) The index for this major group declined by 1.8 percent to 134.7 (provisional) from 137.2 (provisional) for the previous month. Th

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