• Food inflation slipped into the negative zone, falling to minus 3.36 per cent as the prices of essential items like vegetables, onions, potatoes and wheat declined.

  • This is the first time in almost six years that food inflation has fallen, on an annual basis.

  • Food inflation, as measured by Wholesale Price Index, had stood at 0.42 per cent in the previous week, and at almost 21 per cent in the corresponding week of 2010.