India’s annual rate of inflation, based on monthly wholesale price index (WPI), stood at 5.09 per cent for the month of July 2018 over same month of last year. The index for apparel decreased by 0.7 per cent to 138.2 in July, according to the provisional data released by the Office of the Economic Adviser, Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The official WPI for all commodities (Base: 2011-12 = 100) for the month of July 2018 rose by 0.4 per cent to 119.7 from the previous month’s level of 119.2, the data showed.