KARACHI: The prices of essential items have registered 17.58 percent increase by week ended February 06, 2020 when compared with corresponding week last year, according to data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).
According to the data the combined Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) increased by 17.58 percent by week ended February 06, 2020 as compared with the week ended February 07, 2019.
As per the data the highest inflation for the period under review was recorded at 19.99 percent for the expenditure group ranging between Rs22.889 and Rs29.517.
While the SPI was recorded at 16.18 percent for the period for expenditure group up to Rs17,732.
The PBS computes the weekly SPI with base 2015-16= 100 covering 17 urban centers and 51 essential items for all expenditure groups.