In August, food prices increased by 8.23 percent from a year earlier, following a 11.82 percent rise in the preceding month. Among food prices, potatoes recorded the highest increase (+66.72 percent), followed by pulses (+34.55 percent), fruits (+13.91 percent); egg, meat & fish (+8.75 percent), cereals (+7.23 percent), wheat (+7.27 percent), rice (+4.76 percent) and vegetables (+0.17 percent). In contrast, prices declined for: onion (-64.19 percent).
Cost of manufactured products increased by 2.42 percent, compared to a 1.82 percent rise in the previous month.
Petrol prices dropped by 8.65 percent year-on-year, following a 10.30 percent decline in July. In contrast, cost of diesel increased by 12.15 percent, as compared to a 6.57 percent rise in a month earlier.
On a monthly basis, wholesale prices decreased by 0.4 percent, following a 1.0 percent increase in a month earlier.