Weekly in­fla­tion up by 0.17pc

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

The weekly in­fla­tion for the week ended on March 17 for the com­bined in­come group wit­nessed an in­crease of 0.17 per­cent as com­pared to the pre­vi­ous week.

The Sen­si­tive Price In­di­ca­tor (SPI) for the week un­der re­view in the men­tioned group was recorded at 214.61 points against 214.24 points reg­is­tered in the pre­vi­ous week, ac­cord­ing to data of Pak­istan Bureau of Sta­tis­tics (PBS). Sim­i­larly, as com­pared to the cor­re­spond­ing week of last year, the SPI for the com­bined group in the week un­der re­view also in­creased by 3.54 per­cent.

The weekly SPI has been com­puted with base 20072008=100, cov­er­ing 17 ur­ban cen­ters and 53 es­sen­tial items for all in­come groups and com­bined. Mean­while, the SPI for the low­est in­come group up to Rs 8000 in­creased by 0.14 per­cent as it went up from 206.16 points in the pre­vi­ous week to 206.48 points in the week un­der re­view.

As com­pared to the last week, the SPI for the in­come groups from Rs 8001-12,000, Rs 12,001-18,000 and 18,00135,000 in­creased by 0.16 per­cent, 0.17 per­cent, 0.18 per­cent and 0.18 per­cent re­spec­tively. Dur­ing the week un­der re­view av­er­age prices of 12 items reg­is­tered de­crease, while that of 10 items in­crease with the re­main­ing 31 items' prices un­changed.

The items which reg­is­tered de­crease in their prices dur­ing the week un­der re­view in­cluded eggs, LPG cylin­der (11kg), pulse gram (washed), pulse moong (washed), wheat, pulse masoor (washed), gur, mustard oil, sugar, milk fresh and wheat bag. The items which recorded in­crease in their av­er­age prices in­cluded gar­lic, chicken live (farm), toma­toes, ba­nanas, pota­toes, lawn, veg­etable ghee (pouch), pulse mash (washed) onions and red chilly pow­der.

The items with no change in their av­er­age prices dur­ing the week un­der re­view in­cluded rice bas­mati (bro­ken), rice irri- 6, bread, beef, mut­ton, curd, pow­der milk, cook­ing oil (tin), veg­etable ghee (tin), salt pow­der, cooked daal, tea pre­pared cup, cig­a­rettes, geor­gette, gents sandal, gents chap­pal, ladies sandal, elec­tric­ity charges, gas charges, kerosene oil, fire wood, elec­tric bulb, wash­ing soap, match box, pa­trol, hi-speed diesel, tele­phone calls lo­cal and bath soap.

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