July 15 (Reuters) – India’s fuel price index rose 14.27 percent in the year to July 3, while the food price index climbed 12.81 percent, government data released on Thursday showed.
Fuel price inflation eased from the previous week’s annual rise of 18.02 percent, while the pace of food price inflation edged up marginally from last week’s 12.63 percent.
The primary articles index was up 16.25 percent, compared with the previous week’s reading of 16.08 percent.
Wholesale prices INWPI=ECI, the most closely watched inflation gauge in India, rose 10.55 percent in June from a year earlier, remaining above 10 percent for the fifth straight month. (Reporting by Rajesh Kumar Singh and Matthias Williams; editing by Malini Menon)