In July, food prices increased by 11.82 percent from a year earlier, following a 8.18 percent rise in the preceding month. Among food prices, potatoes recorded the highest increase (+58.78 percent), followed by pulses (+35.76 percent), vegetables (+28.05 percent), fruits (+17.30 percent); egg, meat & fish (+7.49 percent), cereals (+7.03 percent), wheat (+6.90 percent) and rice (+4.08 percent). In contrast, prices declined for: onion (-36.29 percent).
Cost of manufactured products increased by 1.82 percent, as compared to a 1.17 percent rise in the previous month.
Petrol prices dropped by 10.30 percent year-on-year in July, following a 8.74 percent decline in June. In contrast, cost of diesel increased by 6.57 percent, as compared to a 1.13 percent rise in a month earlier.
On a monthly basis, wholesale prices grew 1.0 percent in July compared to a 1.4 percent rise in a month earlier.