June 17 (Reuters) – India’s food price index rose 16.12 percent in the year to June 5, while the fuel price index climbed 13.18 percent, government data released on Thursday showed.
The pace of increase in food prices slowed from the previous week’s annual rise of 16.74 percent, while fuel price inflation eased from the previous week’s 14.23 percent.
The primary articles index was up at 16.86 percent.
Wholesale prices INWPI=ECI, the most closely watched inflation gauge in India, rose 10.16 percent in May from a year earlier. (Reporting by Rajesh Kumar Singh; editing by Malini Menon)