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Inflation rises to 3.79 per cent

Inflation rises to 3.79 per cent for the first week of the New Year from 3.5 per cent during the previous week.

business Updated: Jan 18, 2008 12:58 IST

Inflation rose to 3.79 per cent for the first week of the New Year from 3.50 per cent during the previous week even as prices of some essential food items like vegetables and fruits fell.

The wholesale price-based inflation was way above at 6.37 per cent in the year-ago period.

Prices of certain fuel items like coking coal, non-coking coal, furnace oil, bitumen, light diesel oil and naptha went up, while aviation turbine fuel turned cheaper during the week ended January 5, 2008.

Prices of some manufactured products like metals and alloys also rose during the period.