The prices of various food items went down during the week ending on July 14 as compared to the previous week, according to the Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) here Friday. According to the data, the food commodities that witnessed decrease in prices on Week-on-Week (WoW) basis included tomatoes, the prices of which declined by 24.55 percent. The other food products that witnessed decrease in prices included, bananas (2.82%), gram pulse (0.67%), LPG (0.46%) and mustard oil (0.05%).
On Year-on-Year (YoY) basis, the commodities that witnessed decrease in prices during the week compared to corresponding week of last year included chillies powdered (43.42%), sugar (15.13%), gur (2.41%) and pulse moong (2.09%).
On the other hand, the items that witnessed increase in prices on WoW basis included, potatoes (4.72%), chicken (4.45%), cooked daal (1.43%), rice Irri 6/9 (1.17%), rice basmati (broken) (1.14%), vegetable ghee 2.5 kg (1.12%), gur (1.08%), curd (1.07%) and washing soap (1.59%).
On YoY basis, the commodities that witnessed increase in prices included diesel (141.46%), petrol (119.61%), onions (89.33%), pulse Masoor (88.60%), vegetable ghee 1 kg (78.92%), mustard oil (75.72%), cooking oil 5 litre (73.01%), vegetable ghee 2.5 kg (72.44%), washing soap (59.93%), chicken (52.61%), gents sponge chappal (52.21%), pulse gram (51.14%), garlic (40.54%), LPG(39.95%) and pulse mash (31.01%).—APP