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Fruit prices increase 33% in one year: WPI

Fruit prices continued to trend uncomfortably upwards during the third week of April, according to the wholesale price data released by the government.

While overall primary article (food and fuel) prices remained higher by around 12% compared to a year ago, fruit prices were up nearly 33%.

Primary article price rise has remained in the 12-13% range for several weeks, but fruit price inflation went from around 25% at the beginning of April to 33% by the third week.

Fuel prices too remained uncomfortably high at nearly 13.5%, compared to around 13% till early April.

In comparison, average food price inflation was only 8.5% — a relief compared to the doubling and trebling of prices seen early this year and during the last one.

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