In December, food prices fell 0.70 percent from a year earlier, following a 1.54 percent rise in the preceding month. Among food prices, onion recorded the largest drop (-37.20 percent), followed by vegetables (-33.11 percent). In contrast, prices went up for: potatoes (+26.42 percent), pulses (+18.12 percent), wheat (+12.82 percent), cereals (+7.49 percent), rice (+4.38 percent), milk (+4.11 percent); egg, meat & fish (+2.73 percent) and fruits (+0.04 percent).
Cost of manufactured products increased by 3.67 percent, compared to a 3.20 percent rise in the previous month.
Petrol prices went up 8.52 percent year-on-year, following a 5.54 percent gain in November. Cost of diesel also increased by 20.25 percent, compared to a 19.36 percent rise in a month earlier.
On a monthly basis, wholesale prices declined by 0.2 percent, compared to a 0.1 percent increase in November.