Mobile phone import climbs up by 79.46% in seven months

KARACHI: The import of mobile phones has surged by 79.46 percent during first seven months (July – January) of current fiscal year owing to reduction in tax rate by the government to... Read more »

Import of used cars plunges by 77% in seven months

KARACHI: The import of used and old cars plunged by 77 percent during first seven months (July-January) of 2019/2020 due to condition of payment of duty and taxes through foreign exchange imposed... Read more »

Textile exports increase by 3.68% in seven months

KARACHI: The exports of textile products have recorded increase of 3.68 percent during first seven months (July – January) 2019/2020 on the back of improvement in readymade garments and knitwear. Read more »

PBS rules out fudging in inflation figures

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) on Saturday ruled out fudging in inflation figures as reported in some section of electronic and print media. Read more »

Sensitive price inflation increases by 17.58pc

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... Read more »

Trade deficit narrows by 28.4% in July – January

KARACHI: Pakistan’s trade deficit narrowed sharply by 28.40 percent during first seven months (July – January) 2019/2020 owing to significant decline in import bill. Read more »

Headline inflation increases by 14.6% in January 2020

ISLAMABAD: The headline inflation based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 14.6 percent on year-on-year (YoY) basis in January 2020. Read more »

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 »