Prices of food and beverages declined 1.69 percent and the food index alone dropped at a record 2.61 percent. Prices went down for vegetables (-15.59 percent), pulses and products (-9.22 percent), sugar and confectionery (-9.02 percent) and eggs (-3.92 percent) and edged up a meager 0.21 percent for fruits.
Among non-food products, prices increased for pan, tobacco and intoxicants (6.14 percent); clothing and footwear (3.53 percent); housing (5.99 percent); fuel and light (7.39 percent); and miscellaneous (6.15 percent).
The corresponding provisional inflation rates for rural and urban areas were 1.71 percent and 3.12 percent, compared with October's figures of 2.82 percent and 1.04 percent respectively.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.07 percent.