Consumer prices inflate by 9.7 percent in June 2021

Consumer prices inflate by 9.7 percent in June 2021

ISLAMABAD: The inflation based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) has increased by 9.7 percent on year-on-year basis in June 2021 as compared to an increase of 10.9 per cent in the previous month and 8.6 per cent in June 2020, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) said on Thursday.

On month-on-month basis, it decreased by 0.2 per cent in June 2021 as compared to an increase of 0.1 per cent in the previous month and an increase of 0.8 per cent in June 2020.

CPI inflation Urban, increased by 9.7 per cent on year-on-year basis in June 2021 as compared to an increase of 10.8 per cent in the previous month and 7.6 per cent in June 2020. On month-on-month basis, it decreased by 0.4 per cent in June 2021 as compared to an increase of 0.2 per cent in the previous month and an increase of 0.7 per cent in June 2020.

CPI inflation Rural, increased by 9.7 per cent on year-on-year basis in June 2021 as compared to an increase of 10.9 per cent in the previous month and 10.0 per cent in June 2020. On month-on-month basis, it decreased by 0.1 per cent in June 2021 as compared to a decrease of 0.03 per cent in the previous month and an increase of 1.0 per cent in June 2020.

Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) inflation on YoY increased by 17.6 per cent in June 2021 as compared to an increase of 19.7 per cent a month earlier and an increase of 11.5 per cent in June 2020. On MoM basis, it decreased by 0.4 per cent in June 2021 as compared to an increase of 0.8 per cent a month earlier and an increase of 1.4 per cent in June 2020.

Wholesale Price Indicator (WPI) inflation on YoY basis increased by 20.9 per cent in June 2021 as compared to an increase of 19.4 per cent a month earlier and an increase of 0.9 per cent in June 2020. WPI inflation on MoM basis increased by 0.9 per cent in June 2021 as compared to an increase of 0.3 per cent a month earlier and a decrease of 0.3 per cent in corresponding month i.e. June 2020.

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