46 essential consumer items out of 51 register price hike in one year; prices go up to 116.82%

ISLAMABAD: About 46 essential consumer items out of 51 have registered increase in prices during past one year showing the inflationary pressure on the masses.

The inflation data based on Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) for the week ended January 01, 2020.

The PBS calculates the weekly SPI with base 2015-16=100 covering 17 urban centres and 51 essential items for all expenditure groups/quintiles and combined.

The following is the comparison of price increase for the period between January 23, 2020 and January 24, 2019:

01. Onions: 116.82 percent

02. Potatoes: 111.15 percent

03. Pulse Moong (Washed): 88.52 percent

04. Garlic (Lehsun) 1 Kg: 65.43 percent

05. Tomatoes: 56.91 percent

06. Pulse Mash (Washed): 50.9 percent

07. Gur (Average Quality): 43.26 percent

08. Chicken Farm Broiler (Live): 41.73 percent

09. Cigarettes Capstan 20’S Packet: 36.81 percent

10. Sugar Refined: 31.95 percent

11. Long Cloth 57″ Gul Ahmed/Al Karam: 31.3 percent

12. Pulse Gram: 30.2 percent

13. Lawn Printed Gul Ahmed/Al Karam: 28.52 percent

14. Petrol Super: 27.88 percent

15. Vegetable Ghee DALDA/HABIB or Other superior Quality 1 kg Pouch: 24.87 percent

16. Pulse Masoor (Washed): 22.92 percent

17. Wheat Flour Bag 20 Kg: 21.16 percent

18. Cooked Beef at Average Hotel: 20.26 percent

19. Hi-Speed Diesel: 19.18 percent

20. LPG 11.67 kg Cylinder: 18.87 percent

21. Cooking Oil DALDA or Other Similar Brand (SN), 5 Litre Tin: 17.98 percent

22. Vegetable Ghee DALDA/HABIB 2.5 kg Tin: 16.8 percent

23. Tea Prepared Ordinary: 16.6 percent

24. Shirting (Average Quality): 16.46 percent

25. Powdered Milk NIDO 390 gm Polybag: 16.29 percent

26. Cooked Daal at Average Hotel: 16.27 percent

27. Bananas (Kela) Local: 15.51 percent

28. Mustard Oil (Average Quality): 15.38 percent

29. Sufi Washing Soap: 14.61 percent

30. Bread plain (Small Size): 12.39 percent

31. Georgette (Average Quality): 11.85 percent

32. Rice IRRI-6/9 (Sindh/Punjab): 11.38 percent

33. Toilet Soap LIFEBUOY 115 gm: 11.14 percent

34. Eggs Hen (Farm): 10.4 percent

35. Mutton (Average Quality): 10.3 percent

36. Tea Lipton Yellow Label 190 gm Packet: 10.29 percent

37. Electricity Charges for Q1: 10.26 percent

38. Beef with Bone (Average Quality): 9.79 percent

39. Milk fresh (Un-boiled): 9.19 percent

40. Match Box: 8.47 percent

41. Energy Saver Philips 14 Watt: 8.37 percent

42. Firewood Whole 40 Kg: 7.08 percent

43. Rice Basmati Broken (Average Quality) 1 Kg: 6.6 percent

44. Curd (Dahi) Loose: 6.49 percent

45. Chilies Powder NATIONAL 200 gm Packet: 3.98 percent

46. Salt Powdered (NATIONAL/SHAN) 800 gm Packet: 0.91 percent

47. Gents Sandal Bata: 0 percent

48. Gents Sponge Chappal Bata: 0 percent

49. Ladies Sandal Bata: 0 percent

50. Gas Charges upto 3.3719 MMBTU: 0 percent

51. Telephone Call Charges: 0 percent

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