Pakistan’s headline inflation up by 13.8% in May 2022

Pakistan’s headline inflation up by 13.8% in May 2022

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s headline inflation based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 13.8 per cent in May 2022 on Year on Year (YoY) basis as compared with 13.4 per cent in the previous month, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) said on Wednesday.

The latest inflation number is also higher when compared with 10.9 per cent in May 2021.

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On month-on-month basis, it increased by 0.4 per cent in May 2022 as compared to increase of 1.6 per cent in the previous month and increase of 0.1 per cent in May 2021.

CPI inflation Urban, increased by 12.4 per cent on year-on-year basis in May 2022 as compared to an increase of 12.2 per cent in the previous month and 10.8 per cent in May 2021.

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On month-on-month basis, it increased by 0.3 per cent in May 2022 as compared to increase of 1.6 per cent in the previous month and increase of 0.2 per cent in May 2021.

CPI inflation Rural, increased by 15.9 per cent on year-on-year basis in May 2022 as compared to an increase of 15.1 per cent in the previous month and 10.9 per cent in May 2021. On month-on-month basis, it increased by 0.6 per cent in May 2022 as compared to increase of 1.6 per cent in the previous month and decrease of -0.03 per cent in May 2021.

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Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) inflation on YoY increased by 14.1 per cent in May 2022 as compared to an increase of 14.2 per cent a month earlier and an increase of 19.7 per cent in May 2021.

On MoM basis, it increased by 0.6 per cent in May 2022 as compared to increase of 1.5 per cent a month earlier and increase of 0.8 per cent in May 2021.

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Wholesale Price Index (WPI) inflation on YoY basis increased by 29.6 per cent in May 2022 as compared to an increase of 28.1 per cent a month earlier and an increase of 19.4 per cent in May 2021.

WPI inflation on MoM basis increased by 1.4 per cent in May 2022 as compared to increase of 3.2 per cent a month earlier and increase of 0.3 per cent in corresponding month i.e. May 2021.

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