Essential items’ prices inflate for three consecutive weeks in April

ISLAMABAD: The prices of essential items have shown increase for the third consecutive week in the current month indicating the high headline inflation for April 2019. Read more »

Trade deficit contracts by 13.02 percent to $23.67 billion in nine months

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s trade deficit has contracted by 13.02 percent during first nine months (July – March) 2018/2019 due to significant decline in import bill in the same period, according to trade data... Read more »

Mobile phones import down by 22.15 percent on mandatory registration

KARACHI: The import of mobile phones has declined by 22.15 percent in February 2019 following imposition of mandatory registration with regulatory authority, said Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) on Saturday. Read more »

Prices of essential items increase by 11.72 percent: PBS

KARACHI: The prices of essential items increased by 11.72 percent by week ended March 07, 2019 when compared with the same week last year, according to data released by Pakistan Bureau of... Read more »

Pakistan’s import bill declines by 19.14pc in January

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s import bill has declined by 19.14 percent to $4.5 billion in January 2019 as compared with $5.57 billion in the same month of the last year, according to official statistics... Read more »

Mobile phone import declines by 18.69pc on unregistered IMEI blocking

ISLAMABAD: The import of mobile phones has declined by 18.69 percent in December 2018 owing government initiative of blocking non-compliant IMEIs.       The import of mobile phones fell to $59.4... Read more »

Car imports fall sharply by 43pc on regulatory duty, currency devaluation

KARACHI: The import of used motor vehicles sharply decline by 43 percent during first half of current fiscal year owing to significant devaluation of local currency and imposition of regulatory duty.  ... Read more »

Inflation increases more faster for lower income group

ISLAMABAD: The prices of essential items have increased more faster for lower income group earning up to Rs8,000 per month as compared with other income groups. Read more »