Headline inflation grows by 5.7 percent in January

Headline inflation grows by 5.7 percent in January

ISLAMBAD: The headline inflation based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) has increased by 5.7 percent in the month of January 2021, according to data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).

The headline inflation in January 2021 was increased when compared to an increase of 8.0 percent in the previous month and 14.6 percent in January 2020.

On month-on-month basis, it decreased by 0.2 percent in January 2021 as compared to a decrease of 0.7 percent in the previous month and an increase of 2.0 percent in January 2020.

CPI inflation Urban, increased by 5.0 percent on year-on-year basis in January 2021 as compared to an increase of 7.0 percent in the previous month and 13.4 percent in January 2020. On month-on-month basis, it decreased by 0.2 percent in January 2021 as compared to a decrease of 0.3 percent in the previous month and an increase of 1.7 percent in January 2020.

CPI inflation Rural, increased by 6.6 percent on year-on-year basis in January 2021 as compared to an increase of 9.5 percent in the previous month and 16.3 percent in January 2020. On month-on-month basis, it decreased by 0.3 percent in January 2021 as compared to a decrease of 1.2 percent in the previous month and an increase of 2.4 percent in January 2020.

Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) inflation on YoY increased by 7.7 percent in January 2021 as compared to an increase of 9.1 percent a month earlier and an increase of 18.3 percent in January 2020. On MoM basis, it decreased by 0.8 percent in January 2021 as compared to a decrease of 2.7 percent a month earlier and an increase of 0.5 percent in January 2020.

Wholesale Price Index (WPI) inflation on YoY basis increased by 6.4 percent in January 2021 as compared to an increase of 5.7 percent a month earlier and an increase of 15.4 percent in January 2020. WPI inflation on MoM basis increased by 2.5 percent in January 2021 as compared to an increase of 0.3 percent a month earlier and an increase of 1.8 percent in corresponding month i.e. January 2020.

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