Mobile phones import down by 22.15 percent on mandatory registration

KARACHI: The import of mobile phones has declined by 22.15 percent in February 2019 following imposition of mandatory registration with regulatory authority, said Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) on Saturday. Read more »

Trade deficit narrows by 11 percent in eight months

ISLAMABAD: The trade deficit has narrowed by 11 percent during first eight months of current fiscal year owing decline in import bill, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) said on Tuesday. Read more »

Prices of essential items increase by 11.72 percent: PBS

KARACHI: The prices of essential items increased by 11.72 percent by week ended March 07, 2019 when compared with the same week last year, according to data released by Pakistan Bureau of... Read more »

Headline inflation rises by 8.2 percent in February

ISLAMABAD: The headline inflation based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 8.2 percent on year-on-year basis in February 2019 as compared to an increase of 7.2 percent in the previous month. Read more »

SPI inflation increases by 10.63 percent

ISLAMABAD: The inflation based on Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) has increased by 10.63 percent by week ended February 28, 2019 as compared with the corresponding week a year ago, according to details... Read more »

Oil import bill soars to $8.68 billion in July –January

ISLAMABAD: The oil import bill has surged to $8.68 billion due to significant increase in import of liquefied natural gas (LNG), according to data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). Read more »

Pakistan imports mobile phones worth Rs55 billion in seven months

ISLAMABAD: Despite the government’s effort to curtail import bill the country imported mobile phones worth Rs55 billion during first seven months of current fiscal year. Read more »

Import of used motor cars decline by 36 percent in seven months

KARACHI: The import of completely built unit (CBU) motor cars has sharply declined by 36 percent owing to restriction imposed on non-filers of income tax return filers, according to data released by... Read more »

Pakistan’s import bill declines by 19.14pc in January

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s import bill has declined by 19.14 percent to $4.5 billion in January 2019 as compared with $5.57 billion in the same month of the last year, according to official statistics... Read more »

Prices of essential items rise by 13.74 percent for income group above Rs35,000

ISLAMABAD: Prices of essential items have registered increase by 13.74 percent for income group above Rs35,000 for the week ended February 07, 2019 as compared with the ending of same week a... Read more »

Headline inflation increases by 7.2 percent in January 2019

ISLAMABAD: The headline inflation based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) has increased by 7.2 percent Year-on-Year (YoY) in January 2019, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) said on Friday. Read more »

Mobile phone import declines by 18.69pc on unregistered IMEI blocking

ISLAMABAD: The import of mobile phones has declined by 18.69 percent in December 2018 owing government initiative of blocking non-compliant IMEIs.       The import of mobile phones fell to $59.4... Read more »