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 »

Car imports fall sharply by 85 percent in first two months

KARACHI: The import of old and use cars sharply fell by 85 percent during first two months of current fiscal year owing to payment restriction imposed for customs clearance. Read more »

Rebasing lowers average inflation for July-August

ISLAMABAD: The average headline inflation i.e. Consumer Price Index (CPI) was calculated at 9.44 for the months of July and August, 2019 on the basis of revised base year, a statement said... Read more »

Headline inflation increases by 10.3pc in July 2019

ISLAMABAD: The headline inflation based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) has increased by 10.3 percent on year-on-year basis in July, 2019, said Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) on Thursday. Read more »

Textile exports decline by 15pc in June on budgetary measures

KARACHI: Pakistan’s textile exports fell by 15 percent in June 2019 to $1.01 billion as compared with $1.19 billion in the same month of the last year, according to export data released... Read more »

Trade deficit narrows by 15.33pc to $31.82 billion in 2018/2019

ISLAMABAD: The country’s trade deficit has narrowed by 15.33 percent during fiscal year 2018/2019 owing to decline in import bill, according to data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) on Friday. Read more »

Headline inflation increases by 8.9 percent in June

ISLAMABAD: The headline inflation based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 8.9 percent on year-on-year basis in June, 2019 as compared to an increase of 9.1 percent in the previous month... Read more »