Retail inflation measured in terms of consumer price index (CPI) was at 9.52 percent in August.
    
Retail inflation for rural and urban areas in September stood at 9.71 percent and 9.93 percent, respectively. The same was 8.93 percent and 10.32 percent (revised figures) in August.
    
Vegetable price rose by 34.93 percent in September as compared to 26.48 percent in August. Similarly, fruit prices shot up by 9.33 percent to 5.19 percent.
    
Inflation in the food and beverages segment rose by 11.44 percent in the month under review as against 11.06 percent in August.
     
For CPI inflation, price data are collected from select towns by the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) and from select villages by the Department of Posts.
    
Earlier in the day, the official data revealed that the inflation measured in terms of wholesale price index rose for the fourth straight month to 6.46 percent in September, mainly due to higher prices of onion and other vegetables and fruits.

(Agencies)

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