Retail inflation accelerates to five.52% in March; February industrial output shrinks 3.6%

NEW DELHI: Retail inflation based mostly on client value index (CPI) climbed to five.52 per cent in March from 5.03 per cent in February, authorities information confirmed on Monday.
The speed of value rise within the meals basket accelerated to 4.94 per cent in March, as in opposition to 3.87 per cent within the previous month.
Inflation in ‘gasoline and light-weight’ class was 4.50 per cent in the course of the month as in opposition to 3.53 per cent in February.
Earlier this month, the Reserve Financial institution of India (RBI) had projected the retail inflation at 5 per cent within the January-March quarter of 2020-21 and 5.2 per cent within the first two quarters of the present fiscal.

The RBI primarily elements within the retail inflation whereas arriving at its bi-monthly financial coverage.
The RBI’s financial coverage committee (MPC) has been tasked by the federal government to tame retail inflation based mostly on client value index (CPI) at Four per cent (+,-2 per cent).
One other set of presidency information launched confirmed that India’s industrial output contracted 3.6 per cent in February from a yr earlier.
(With inputs from businesses)

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