Headline inflation increases by 11.4 percent in September

ISLAMABAD: The headline inflation based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) has increased by 11.4 percent in the month of September 2019, said Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) on Wednesday.

It said that CPI inflation general with base year 2015-2016, increased by 11.4 percent on year-on-year basis in September 2019 as compared to an increase of 10.5 percent in the previous month and 5.4 percent in September 2018.

On month-on-month basis, it increased by 0.8 percent in September 2019 as compared to an increase of 1.6 percent in the previous month and 0.0 percent in September 2018.

CPI inflation Urban, increased by 11.6 percent on year-on-year basis in September 2019 as compared to an increase of 10.6 percent in the previous month and 5.6 percent in September 2018.

On month-on-month basis, it increased by 0.7 percent in September 2019 as compared to an increase of 1.5 percent in the previous month and a decrease of 0.1 percent in September 2018.

CPI inflation Rural, increased by 11.1 percent on year-on-year basis in September 2019 as compared to an increase of 10.3 percent in the previous month and 5.1 percent in September 2018.

On month-on-month basis, it increased by 0.8 percent in September 2019 as compared to an increase of 1.9 percent in the previous month and 0.0 percent in September 2018.

Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) inflation on YoY increased by 14.7 percent in September 2019 as compared to an increase of 12.1 percent a month earlier and an increase of 0.4 percent in September 2018.

On MoM basis, it increased by 1.9 percent in September 2019 as compared to an increase of 2.7 percent a month earlier and a decrease of 0.4 percent in September 2018.

Wholesale Price Index (WPI) inflation on YoY basis increased by 15.9 percent in September 2019 as compared to an increase of 14.1 percent a month earlier and an increase of 14.6 percent in September 2018.

WPI inflation on MoM basis increased by 0.1 percent in September 2019 as compared to an increase of 1.2 percent a month earlier and a decrease of 1.5 percent in corresponding month of last year i.e. September 2018.

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