Sensitive price inflation grows by 12.02 percent

KARACHI: The prices of essential items have registered 12.02 percent growth by week ended April 11, 2019 as compared with corresponding week last year, according to data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) on Monday.

The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) based inflation has shown the increase with the average inflation for all income groups.

The weekly data revealed that the inflation grew by 16.31 percent for income group above Rs35,000. While the SPI based inflation grew by 12.89 percent for the income group range between Rs18,001 – Rs35,000.

Meanwhile, the inflation increased by 8.9 percent, 9.07 percent and 8.97 percent for income group up to Rs8,000, Rs8,001-Rs12.000 and Rs12,001 – Rs18,000, respectively.

The PBS calculates the weekly SPI with base 2007-08=100 covering 17 urban centres and 53 essential items for all income groups/quintiles and combined has been computed.

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