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. Read more »

Import of mobile phones surges by 106% to Rs96.33 billion in first half

KARACHI: Pakistan has imported mobile phones worth Rs96.33 billion, showing an increase of 106 percent during first half (July – December) of 2019/2020. Read more »

Car import plunges by 80% in July-December

KARACHI: The import of motor cars in completely built unit (CBU) condition fell by 80 percent due to deterrence created against misuse of facility. Read more »

Headline inflation increases by 12.6% in December 2019

ISLAMABAD: The headline inflation based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) has increased by 12.6 percent in December 2019 on Year on Year (YoY) basis. Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) on Wednesday said... Read more »

Cars import falls by 81pc during July – November

ISLAMABAD: The import of imported cars has sharply fell by 81 percent during July – November of 2019/2020 owing to restriction imposed by the government for customs clearance through payment in foreign... Read more »

Mobile phones import through legal channels surges by over 100pc on mandatory verification

ISLAMABAD: The import of mobile phones has increased by over 100 percent due to mandatory verification of International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI). Read more »

Mobile phone imports sharply increase by 86 percent to Rs61 billion in four months

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan – the country endeavoring to reduce import bill to control external sector challenges – has imported mobile phones amounting Rs61 billion, during first four months (July – October) 2019/2020 which... Read more »

Pakistan’s trade deficit narrows by 33.52 percent in July – October

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s trade deficit has narrowed by 33.52 percent during first four months (July – October) of current fiscal year owing to improving exports. Read more »

Headline inflation increases by 11 percent in October

ISLAMABAD: The headline inflation based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) has increased by 11 percent in October 2019 while calculating on the base year 2015-2016. Read more »

Significant decline in import bill sharply narrows trade deficit by 35 percent in first quarter

ISLAMABAD: Significant decline in import bill helped to sharply narrow the trade deficit by 35 percent during first quarter of current fiscal year, according to data released Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS)... Read more »

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. Read more »

Pakistan imports mobile phones worth Rs26 billion; up 52.4pc in July – August

KARACHI: Pakistan has imported mobile phones worth Rs26 billion during first two months of current fiscal year, which is 52.4 percent higher when compared with Rs16.98 billion in the same period of... Read more »