Weekly inflation rises by 0.29pc
KARACHI: The weekly inflation, based on the sensitive price index (SPI) continued to rise despite a massive decrease in petroleum prices due to sky-high prices of perishable items.
The Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) reported that the SPI-based inflation rate rose 0.29% during the week ended October 6 compared to last week; meanwhile, it rose 29.44% compared to the same period of last year.
Data released by PBS showed that the average prices of 17 essential items, onions, tomatoes, bananas, and other items increased during the outgoing week.
Prices of 14 items, including wheat flour, pulse masoor, garlic, and chicken have declined. Meanwhile, the rates for 20 essential goods remained unchanged.
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The combined income group index went up from 209.18 points during the week that ended on September 29 to 211.73 points in the week under review.
The SPI for the lowest income group increased by 0.29% compared to the previous week. The index for the group stood at 205.73 points against 205.13 points in the previous week.