SPI slightly up WoW

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The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week ended March 31, 2022 recorded an increase of 0.53 percent mainly due to increase in the prices of food items including tomatoes (41.01 percent), onions (22.74 percent), bananas (4.75 percent), cooking oil 5 litre (2.07 percent), rice irri-6/9 (1.72 percent), and masoor (1.11 percent), says the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).

The year-on-year trend depicts an increase of 16.79 percent mainly due to increase in prices of tomatoes (127.45 percent), LPG (71.45 percent), garlic (67.75percent),mustard oil (58.39percent), vegetable ghee 2.5kg (56.47 percent), vegetable ghee 1kg (55.28 percent), cooking oil 5 litre (54.81 percent), onions (42.84 percent), washing soap (39.10 percent), masoor (37.84 percent), petrol (35.25 percent), and diesel(27.00 percent).—Agencies

 

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