Weekly in­fla­tion goes up

The Pak Banker - - 2national -

IS­LAM­ABAD: The Sen­si­tive Price In­di­ca­tor (SPI), for the week ended on De­cem­ber 9, for the low­est in­come group up to Rs.3,000, has reg­is­tered in­crease of 0.13 per­cent over the pre­vi­ous week.

The SPI for the week un­der re­view in the above men­tioned group was recorded at 298.10 points as against 297.70 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 in­creased by 0.14 per cent as it went up from 281.99 points in the pre­vi­ous week to 282.39 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 21.68 per­cent. As com­pared to the last week, the SPI for the in­come groups rang­ing from Rs.3001 to 5000, Rs.5001 to 12000 and above Rs.12000 in­creased by 0.14 per­cent, 0.18 per­cent and 0.22 per­cent re­spec­tively. Dur­ing the week un­der re­view av­er­age prices of 12 items reg­is­tered de­crease, 17 in­crease while prices of 26 items re­mained un­changed. The items which recorded de­crease in their av­er­age prices dur­ing the week un­der re­view in­cluded onions, pota­toes, ba­nanas, gar­lic, chicken (farm), sugar, gurr, rice (bas­mati bro­ken), mash pulse (washed), ma­soor pulse (washed), egg hen (farm) and rice (irri-6). The items which recorded in­crease in their av­er­age prices dur­ing the week un­der re­view in­cluded toma­toes, LPG (11 kg cylen­der), veg­etable ghee (tin), cook­ing oil (tin), red chill­ies, fire­wood, wash­ing soap, veg­etable ghee (loose),milk (fresh), moong pulse (washed), tea (pre­pared), mut­ton, gram pulse (washed),wheat (av­er­age qual­ity), curd, cooked beef and wheat flour (av­er­age qual­ity). The items with no change in their av­er­age prices dur­ing the week un­der re­view in­cluded beef, bread, milk (pow­dered), mus­tard oil, salt (pow­dered), tea (packet), cooked dal, cig­a­rettes, coarse latha, lawn, voil (printed), shirt­ing, san­dal (gents), san­dal (ladies), chap­pal, kerosene, elec­tric­ity bulb, match, bath soap, gas charges (up to 3.3719 MMBTU), elec­tric­ity charges (1-100 unit), petrol, diesel and tele­phone lo­cal call. -App

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