India’s annual rate of inflation, based on monthly wholesale price index (WPI), stood at 3.58 per cent for the month of December 2017 over same month of last year. The index for ‘Manufacturing of Textiles’ group declined by 0.4 per cent to 113.0. The index for ‘Manufacturing of Wearing Apparel’ group rose by 1 per cent to 138.9 in December.