Data drive: The inflation knife

The gap between input and output prices has widened as companies are unable to pass on the higher costs due to subdued demand.

The rise in global prices of Brent crude oil, edible oil and precious metals has led to an increase in the contribution of imported components to total inflation.

In addition, the retail price margin – the difference between retail and wholesale prices – for cereals, edible oil and legumes remains high, while for vegetables it has become softer.

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