National Consumer Price Index increased

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Headline inflation as measured by the year-on-year (Y-o-Y) change in the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI, 2013=100)1 increased to 5.1 per cent in March 2021 from 4.2 per cent in February 2021.
This was due to the statistical effect of the low base prevailed in March 2020. Meanwhile, Food inflation (Y-o-Y) increased to 8.8 per cent in March 2021 from 6.9 per cent in February 2021 and Non-Food inflation (Y-o-Y) increased marginally to 2.0 per cent in March 2021 from 1.9 per cent in February 2021.
The change in the NCPI measured on an annual average basis decreased to 5.3 per cent in March 2021 from 5.5 per cent in February 2021.

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