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India's wholesale prices fall 2.4% y-o-y in June: govt

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India's wholesale prices fell at a faster-than-expected annual rate of 2.4 per cent in June, their eighth straight decline, mainly on the back of weak fuel prices, government data showed on Tuesday.

[NEW DELHI] India's wholesale prices fell at a faster-than-expected annual rate of 2.4 per cent in June, their eighth straight decline, mainly on the back of weak fuel prices, government data showed on Tuesday.

The data compared with a 2.2 per cent year-on-year fall forecast by economists in a Reuters poll and a provisional 2.36 per cent annual decline in May.

The wholesale food index rose 2.88 percent year-on-year, while fuel prices fell 10.03 per cent from a year ago.

REUTERS

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