Prices went up faster for food and beverages (4.41 percent from 2.26 percent in October). The food index alone rose 4.42 percent, above 1.9 percent in the previous month. Inflation accelerated for vegetables (22.48 percent from 7.47 percent) and fruits (6.19 percent from 5.05 percent) while prices of pulses fell more (-23.53 percent from -23.13 percent).
Also, prices went up faster for housing (7.36 percent from 6.68 percent); fuel and light (7.92 percent from 6.36 percent) and clothing and footwear (4.96 percent from 4.76 percent).
The corresponding provisional inflation rates for rural and urban areas are 4.79 percent and 4.9 percent (3.36 percent and 3.81 percent respectively in October).