August 2022 WPI Inflation: A significant improvement, with wholesale inflation falling to 12.41% in August.

On Monday, the market started to heat up due to anticipation of an increase in inflation as retail inflation remained above 7%. It is anticipated that soon the cost of numerous items on the market may decrease due to the drop in wholesale inflation.

The average person can soon experience relief from inflation, even though retail inflation (CPI Inflation) increased during the month of August. At 12.41% in August, wholesale price inflation (WPI) decreased for the third consecutive month. WPI-based inflation was 13.93% in July and 11.64% in August of the previous year.

The Wholesale Price Inflation (WPI) has been above 10 percent for 17 months running. Let us inform you that the Wholesale Price Index reached a new high of 15.88% in May of this year.

how events occurred

From 10.77% in July to 12.37% in August, food prices increased. During this time, vegetable prices rose by 22.29% compared to July’s 18.25% increase. The basket of prices for fuel and electricity increased by 33.67% in August compared to 43.75% in July. It was 7.51 percent for ready-made goods and (-) 13.48 percent for oilseeds, respectively. This indicates that oilseed prices have dropped significantly.

retail inflation of 7%

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) may use retail inflation as a benchmark when determining its monetary policy even while wholesale inflation has reduced. For the seventh consecutive month, retail inflation was above the Reserve Bank’s maximum tolerance zone of 6%. August saw a 7% increase in prices.

What will RBI’s upcoming action be?

The RBI has raised the benchmark interest rate three times this year, to 5.40%, in an effort to contain inflation. According to predictions made by the central bank, retail inflation will likely average 6.7% in 2022–2023.

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