Year-on-year, cost of food and beverages rose 2.56 percent (+3.17 percent in October), provisional estimates showed. The food index alone increased by 2.11 percent compared to 3.32 percent in the previous month. Prices increased less for sugar (+22.4 percent from +23.62 percent in October), pulses (+0.23 percent from +4.11 percent) and cost of vegetables continued to fall (-10.29 percent from -5.74 percent).
Cost of clothing and footwear increased 4.98 percent year-on-year (from +5.24 percent in October); fuel and light rose 2.80 percent (from +2.81 percent) and housing prices went up 5.04 percent (from +5.15 percent)
The corresponding provisional inflation rates for rural and urban areas are 4.13 percent and 3.05 percent (4.78 percent and 3.54 percent respectively in October).
A year ago, the inflation rate was higher at 5.41 percent.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.15 percent.