Weekly inflation posts slight fall of 0.19pc


Islamabad: The Sensitive Price Index (SPI) reported a decrease of 0.19% during the week ending on September 15, according to a report from the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), which resulted in a minor decrease in weekly inflation.

According to the Bureau, out of 51 goods, 30 (58.82%) saw price increases during the week under review, while 10 (19.61%) saw price decreases. The prices of 11 (21.57%) items remained steady.

The article also stated that “the SPI for the week ended on September 15, 2022, registered a decline of 0.19%.”

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The weekly inflation rate, however, was 40.58% on an annual basis.

Major Weak-on-Weak price drop

  • Onions 16.24%
  • Tomatoes 9.84%
  • LPG 2.62%

Major Weak-on-Weak price increase

  • Tea Lipton 190 gm 6.30%
  • Pulse Moong (Washed) 3.46%
  • Eggs 2.54

Major Year-on-Year increase

  • Tomatoes 171.50%
  • Diesel 105.12%
  • Petrol Super 90.73%

The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) is computed on a weekly basis to assess the price movements of essential commodities at a shorter interval of time so as to review the price situation in the country. It comprises 51 essential items collected from 50 markets in 17 cities of the country.

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