Weekly inflation rises to 42.3pc

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The weekly review of the sensitive price index (SPI) on Friday highlighted a record increase in inflation upto 42.31 percent on a year-on-year basis in August, the data shared by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) said.

According to the PBS, the SPI for the current week ended on 18th August recorded an increase of 3.35 percent with hike in prices of 25 items.

The report said that the increase was observed in the prices of food items including tomatoes 20.28, chicken 7.57, onions 2.30, and powdered milk 2.03 percent.

 

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