March CPI inflation up 12.7pc YoY

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The Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation increased by 12.7 percent on year-on-year basis in March 2022 as compared to an increase of 12.2 percent in the previous month and 9.1 percent in March 2021, says Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).

Inflation in nine months of the current fiscal year 2021-22 averaged 10.8 percent against 8.3 percent during the same period of last year.

According to the PBS data, the prices of food and non-food items including fruits, cooking oil/ghee, milk, chicken, construction input items, chemicals, cement, and hosiery products increased.—Agencies

 

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