The Sensitive Price Index (SPI) inflation for the week ended January 12 registered an increase of 0.44 percent on the back of an increase in food and non-food items, the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) said.
The year-on-year trend shows an increase of 31.75 percent mainly due to increase in prices of onions (437.21 percent), chicken (80.51 percent), Lipton tea (65.41 percent), of eggs (61.63 percent), of diesel (60.63 percent). per cent), wheat flour (56.11 per cent), pulse moong (52.97 per cent), broken basmati rice (51.05 per cent), powdered salt (49.50 per cent), petrol (48, 21 per cent), irri-6/9 rice (46.78 per cent) and gram pulse (45.80 per cent), while a decrease is observed in the prices of chilli powder (22.98 per cent), electricity for q1 (13.96 percent) and gur (0.70 percent).
The SPI index for the week under review in the aforementioned group was recorded at 220.53 points against 219.56 points recorded in the previous week, according to the latest PBS data released on Friday.
During the week, out of 51 items, prices of 23 items (45.10 per cent) increased, 07 (13.73 per cent) items declined and 21 (41.17 per cent) items remained stable.
SPI for consumption group up to Rs 17,732, Rs 17,732-22,888, Rs 22,889-29,517, Rs 29,518-44,175 and above. 44,175 increased by 0.66 percent, 0.59 percent, 0.54 percent, 0.45 percent and 0.37 percent respectively.
Items that recorded an increase in their average prices during the week compared to the previous include wheat flour 20kg bag (6.75 per cent), LPG (5.24 per cent), plain bread (4.85 per cent ), garlic (4.51 percent), eggs (4.17 percent). per cent), moong pulse (4.11 per cent), broken basmati rice (3.33 per cent), irri-6/9 rice (2.63 per cent), onions (2.44 per cent), pulse gram (2.39 percent), Sufi wash soap (1.89 percent), pulse mash (1.69%), pulse masoor (1.65%), mustard (1.56%), bananas (0.96 %), energy saving (0.91%), gur (0.60%), whole firewood 40 kg (0.44%), Nido milk powder 390 gm polybag each (0.30 percent), brewed tea ordinary (0.14 per cent), cooked daal (0.13 per cent), fresh milk (0.09 per cent) and mutton (0.03 per cent).
Commodities, which recorded a decline in their average prices included tomatoes (12.30 per cent), potatoes (7.75 per cent), chicken (4.46 per cent), vegetable ghee dalda/Habib or other premium 1 kg case each (0.29 per cent), dalda cooking oil or other similar brand (sn), 5 liter tin each (0.11 per cent), vegetable ghee dalda/Habib 2.5 kg tin each (0.11 per cent hundred) and sugar (0.08 percent).