New Delhi: Annual food inflation fell marginally to 9.53% for the week ended 24th July 24 as prices of vegetables, especially potato and onion declined, reports PTI.
Food inflation, which was 9.67% for the week ended 17th July, remained in single digit for the second consecutive week.
Fuel inflation for the week ended 24th July stood at 14.26% against 14.29% in the previous week.
On a yearly basis, potato became cheaper by 41.14%, while vegetables overall saw a decline of 17.32%. Onion prices also slid by 4.06%.
Cereals, however, registered a rise of 6.87% driven mainly by higher prices of pulses, rice and wheat over the same period last year.
While pulses became dearer by 20.49%, prices of rice and wheat rose by 7.28% and 6.79%, respectively, during the week under review over the same period last year.
Among other food items, milk prices went up by 19.03% during the week compared to same period of last year.
The food inflation, which was over 20% in December 2009, slipped to single digit figure in the third week of July.
The overall wholesale price index (WPI) based inflation, which includes change in prices of manufactured goods, was 10.55% during June.