Mobile phone imports jump up 94 percent in July – September

KARACHI: The import of mobile phone sharply increased by 94 percent to Rs82 billion during first quarter (July – September) 2020/2021, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) said on Saturday. The country imported... Read more »

Car import climbs up by 167 percent in first quarter

ISLAMABAD: The import of motor cars has surged by 167 percent during first quarter of current fiscal year owing to after ease in coronavirus lockdown globally. The import of Completely Built Units... Read more »

SPI inflation rises by 11.28 percent YoY basis

ISLAMABAD: The inflation based on sensitive price indicator (SPI) has increased by 11.28 percent Year on Year by week ended October 08, 2020, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) said on Friday. The... Read more »

Trade deficit increases by 2 percent in first quarter

ISLAMABAD: The trade deficit has increased by 2 percent during first quarter (July – September) 2020/2021 due to uptick in import bill. According to trade data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics... Read more »

Headline inflation increases by 9 percent in September

ISLAMABAD: The headline inflation based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 9.0 percent on year-on-year basis in September 2020 as compared to an increase of 8.2 percent in the previous month... Read more »

Mobile phones worth Rs51.24 billion imported in July – August

KARACHI: The country has imported mobile phones worth Rs51.24 billion during first two months of current fiscal year due to rising digital services in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. The import of... Read more »

Textile exports fall to $2.28bn in July-August

KARACHI: Textile exports have fallen by one percent to $2.28 billion during first two months of current fiscal year as compared with $2.3 billion in the corresponding period of the last fiscal... Read more »

Trade deficit narrows by 8.32 percent in July – August

ISLAMABAD: The trade deficit of the country has narrowed by 8.32 percent in the first two months of the current fiscal year owing to decline in import bill during the period under... Read more »

Headline inflation increases by 8.2pc in August

ISLAMABAD: The headline inflation based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 8.2 percent on Year on Year (YoY) basis in August 2020 as compared to an increase in 9.3 percent in... Read more »

Inflation increases more for persons with lower buying power

ISLAMABAD: Persons with lower buying power have witnessed sharp increase in inflation for week ended August 20, 2020 as compared with the same week a year ago. According to data of Sensitive... Read more »