New Delhi: Inflation based on the Consumer Price Index for Agricultural Labourers and the Consumer Price Index for Rural Labourers stood at 9.63 per cent in May against 9.11 per cent in April.

On point-by-point basis, both the indices, CPI-AL and CPI-RL, reported a marginal rise during May, an official release said.

During the month under review, the CPI-AL saw a rise of 0.85 per cent to 592 points against 587 points in April.

Food was expensive by 0.51 per cent month-on-month, while fuel and lighting was up 1.59 per cent per cent.

Clothing, bedding and footwear index for agricultural labourers was up 2.74 per cent on a monthly basis and miscellaneous items became expensive by 0.74 per cent.

However, the index for pan and supari remained stable during the month. CPI-RL went up by 0.85 per cent to 592 points in May as against 587 points in April.

Food prices went up by 0.68 on a monthly basis, while pan and supari went up by 0.12 per cent.

Clothing, bedding and footwear became expensive by 2.16 per cent and fuel and light prices were up by 1.44 per cent.

 

(Agencies)