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Inflation shoots up to 3.75 per cent

business Updated: Dec 14, 2007 19:26 IST

Inflation went up to 3.75 per cent for the week ended December 1, against 3.01 per cent in the previous week on account of rise in prices of fruits and vegetables and some manufactured items.

The wholesale price index based inflation stood at 5.36 per cent in the corresponding week a year ago.

During the week prices of fruits and vegetables, condiments and spices went up, while fish-marine got cheaper.

Among the manufactured food items, groundnut oil and coconut oil went up, while khandsari and maida declined.

In fuel category, prices of aviation turbine fuel shot up by 16 per cent, naphtha by 9 per cent and bitumen rose by 6 per cent.