group also decreased by 0.28 percent as it went down from 216.82 points in the previous week to 216.22 points in the week under review. As compared to the corresponding week of last year, the SPI for the combined group in the week under review was recorded at 6.47 percent.
As compared to the last week, the SPI for the income groups from Rs.8001-12,000, Rs.12,001-18,000, Rs.18001-35,000 and above Rs.35,000 decreased by 0.19 percent, 0.23 percent, 0.29 percent and 0.34 percent respectively. During the week under review average prices of 08 items registered decrease, while that of 15 items increase with the remaining 30 items' prices unchanged.
The items which registered decrease in their prices during the week under review included chicken (farm), potatoes, bananas, onions, vegetable ghee (loose), gram pulse (washed), mash pulse (washed) and masoor pulse (washed). The items which recorded increase in their average prices included tomatoes, sugar, curd, wheat (bag), tea (prepared), red chilly (loose), washing soap, beef, wheat, moong pulse (washed), rice (irri-6), garlic, LPG Cylender, eggs (farm).
The items with no change in their average prices during the week under review included rice (basmati), bread (plain), mutton, milk (fresh), milk (powdered), mustard oil, cooking oil, vegetable ghee, salt, tea (packet), cooked beef, cooked daal, cigarettes, long cloth, shirting, lawn, georgette, sandal (gents), chappal, sandal (ladies), electricity charges, gas charges, kerosene oil, firewood, electric bulb, match box, petrol, diesel, telephone local call and bath soap. - APP