High food, fuel prices push Jan retail inflation to 7.59%

New Delhi (IANS) Higher prices of food items such as vegetables, eggs, meat and fish, along with fuel costs, pushed India's retail inflation during January to 7.59 per cent from December's 7.35 per cent that was at 1.97 per cent in the corresponding period of last year.

According to the National Statistical Office, the consumer food price index remained at an elevated levels of 13.63 per cent from minus 2.24 per cent recorded in January 2018.

Similarly, the high fuel prices lifted the inflation rate of 'fuel and light' category to 3.66 per cent.

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