Weekly in­fla­tion falls

The Pak Banker - - 2national -

IS­LAM­ABAD: The Sen­si­tive Price In­di­ca­tor (SPI), for the week ended on De­cem­ber 2, for the low­est in­come group up to Rs.3,000, has reg­is­tered de­crease of 0.36 per­cent over the pre­vi­ous week.

The SPI for the week un­der re­view in the above men­tioned group was recorded at 297.70 points as against 298.77 points reg­is­tered in the pre­vi­ous week, ac­cord­ing to pro­vi­sional fig­ures of Fed­eral Bureau of Statis­tics (FBS).

The weekly SPI was com­puted with base 2000 2001=100 cov­er­ing 17 ur­ban cen­ters and 53 es­sen­tial items for all in­come groups and com­bined.

The SPI for the com­bined group also de­creased by 0.28 per cent as it fell down from 282.78 points in the pre­vi­ous week to 281.99 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 wit­nessed in­crease of 20.21 per­cent. As com­pared to the last week, the SPI for the in­come groups rang­ing from Rs.3001 5000, Rs.5001 12000 and above Rs.12000 de­creased by 0.37 per­cent, 0.32 per­cent and 0.19 per­cent re­spec­tively.

Dur­ing the week un­der re­view av­er­age prices of nine items reg­is­tered de­crease and that of 26 items in­creased. The items which recorded de­crease in their av­er­age prices dur­ing the week un­der re­view in­cluded pota­toes, onions, sugar, gar­lic, moong pulse (washed), egg hen (farm), ma­soor pulse (washed), chicken (farm), mash pulse (washed).

The items which reg­is­tered in­crease in their prices in­cluded toma­toes,ba­nanas, red chill­ies, cooked dal, cook­ing oil (tin), veg­etable ghee (tin), cooked beef, tea (pre­pared), cig­a­rettes, salt (pow­dered), mus­tard oil, coarse latha, fire­wood, mut­ton, veg­etable ghee (loose), beef, gur, curd, gram pulse (washed), shirt­ing, wheat (av­er­age qual­ity), milk (fresh), wheat flour (av­er­age qual­ity), kerosene, rice bas­mati (bro­ken) and LPG(11 kg cylen­der).

The items with no change in their av­er­age prices dur­ing the week un­der re­view in­cluded rice (irri-6), bread (plain), milk (pow­dered), tea (packet), lawn, voil (printed), san­dal (gents), san­dal (ladies), chap­pal, elec­tric­ity bulb, match box, wash­ing soap, bath soap, gas (charges up to 3.3719 MMBTU), elec­tric­ity charges, petrol, diesel and tele­phone lo­cal call. -App

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