Sensitive Price Index (SPI) inflation for the week ended January 19 remained unchanged, however, there was some rise in food and non-food prices, according to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).
The year-on-year trend shows an increase of 31.83 percent mainly due to the increase in prices of onions (482.07 percent), chicken (101.93 percent), Lipton tea (65.41 percent), of eggs (64.23 percent), of diesel (57.34 percent). ), broken basmati rice (56.09 percent), pulse moong (55.63 percent), irri-6/9 rice (50.28 percent), powdered salt (49.50 percent), bananas ( 47.73 percent) and wheat flour (46.38 percent), while a decrease was observed in the prices of chili powder (22.98 percent), electricity for Q1 (12.31 percent), tomato (9.41 percent) and sugar (0.25 percent).
The SPI index for the week under review in the aforementioned group was recorded at 220.54 points against 220.53 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, 11 (21.57 per cent) items decreased and 17 (33.33 per cent) items remained stable.
The SPI for consumption group up to Rs. 17,732, Rs. 17,732-22,888, Rs. 22,889-29,517, and Rs. 29,518-44,175 decreased by 0.25 percent, 0.24 percent, 0.18 percent and 0.11 percent respectively while t increased by 0.15 percent for the above Rs. 44,175 consumption group.
Items that recorded an increase in their average prices during the week compared to the previous one include broken basmati rice (3.54 per cent), onions (3.50 per cent), chicken (3.21 per cent), bananas (3.04 percent), iri-6/9 rice (2.43 percent), LPG (2.34 percent0, garlic (2.16 percent), sufi laundry soap (1.54 percent), plain bread (1.45 percent), cooked beef (1.26 percent0, prepared tea (1.22 percent), cooked daal (1.12 percent) , matchbox (0.85 percent), pulse moong (0.83 per cent), gur (0.71 per cent), energy saving (0.69 per cent), pulse pulp (0.66 per cent), whole firewood 40 kg (0.56 per cent), mutton (0.47 percent), fresh milk (0.37 percent), Nido milk powder (0.31 percent), curd (0.29 percent) and beef on the bone (0.15 percent a hundred).
Commodities, which recorded a decrease in their average prices included wheat flour 20kg bags (5.98 per cent), tomatoes (2.87 per cent), potatoes (2.73 per cent), sugar (0.94 per cent ), Dalda/Habib vegetable ghee or other superior quality 1 kg bag each (0.50 per cent), Dalda/Habib vegetable ghee 2.5 kg tin each (0.41 per cent), pulse masoor (0.38 per cent), eggs (0.09 per cent), Dalda cooking oil or other similar brands (sn), 5 liter tin each (0.07 per cent), pulse gram (0.05 per cent) and mustard oil (0 .01 percent).