The food inflation rate in November, the 71-month high, was 11.08 per cent, from 9.8 per cent the previous month.
Within this category, the rate in vegetables climbed to 45.32 per cent, from 38.91 per cent. That in pulses remained elevated, at 16.59 per cent after 16.57 per cent in October.
“While the surge in vegetable prices will eventually reverse, the elevated inflation for pulses needs to be watched with caution, unless rabi sowing picks up pace,” said Aditi Nayar, principal economist at rating agency ICRA.
The core inflation rate (that seen in manufactured items sans food products) continued to be negative, at minus 1.7 per cent.