SME Times News Bureau | 15 Apr, 2019
Wholesale inflation rate for March rose to 3.18 per cent, from a rise of
2.93 per cent in February, official data showed on Monday.
"The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, stood at 3.18
per cent (provisional) for the month of March, 2019 (over March, 2018), as
compared to 2.93 per cent (provisional) for the previous month and 2.74 per
cent during the corresponding month of the previous year," the Commerce Ministry
Even on a year-on-year basis, the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) data for March
furnished by the Commerce Ministry showed that wholesale prices rose at a
faster rate than the rise of 2.74 per cent reported for the corresponding month
"Build up inflation rate in the financial year so far was 3.18 per cent
compared to a build-up rate of 2.74 per cent in the corresponding period of the
previous year," it added.