Retail inflation in August rose to 6.07 per cent against 5.77 per cent in June, while the industrial production expanded 2.1 per cent in June as against 4.2 per cent a year ago.

The inflation numbers were as expected by RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan.

Rajan, on Aug 9, had kept key interest rates unchanged, saying that inflation could rise in the near future.

Meanwhile, the Union government had announced last week that it would like the RBI to focus on maintaining retail inflation rate of 4 per cent for the next five years.