Year-on-year, petrol prices fell 13.26 percent, following a 13.33 percent decline in the previous month and cost of diesel decreased by 24.54 percent, following a 16.75 percent fall in July.
Food prices declined 1.13 percent, following a 1.16 percent fall in July. Among food prices, vegetables dropped the most (-51.71 percent), fibres (-9.72 percent), rice (-3.48 percent), oil seeds (-2.52 percent), cereals (-1.65 percent), fruits (-1.34 percent). In contrast, onion recorded the highest increase (+65.29 percent), followed by pulses (+36.40 percent); egg, meat & fish (+3.30 percent), milk (+2.08 percent) and wheat (+2.05 percent).
In August, cost of manufactured products declined by 1.92 percent, as compared to a 1.47 percent fall in the previous month.
On a monthly basis, wholesale prices declined 0.5 percent, following a 0.6 percent decline in July.