KARACHI: According to data compiled by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), short-term inflation measured by the Sensitive Price Index (SPI) increased to 45.36 percent on an annualized basis during the seven days ending March 30.
With the prices of onions, tomatoes, and cooking oil all slightly declining, the SPI fell 0.36 percent week over week.
Sensitive Price Index (SPI) was recorded at 249.66 points for the week under review, down from 250.66 points the week prior and 171.82 points for the week ending March 31, 2022.
Out of the 51 items in the SPI basket, 23 of them saw price increases, 11 saw price decreases, and 17 had no change in price.
According to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), the price of onions dropped by 15.10%, that of chicken by 11.96%, tomatoes by 10.26%, LPG by 1.35%, cooking oil by 5 liters by 1.24%, vegetable ghee by 1kg by 1.07%, vegetable ghee by 2.5kg by 0.77%, pulse gram by 0.42%, firewood by 0.35%, pulse moong by 0.22%, and mustard oil by 0.22%. (0.17 percent).
Cigarettes (165.88 percent), onions (127.07 percent), wheat flour (123.22 percent), gas prices for Q1 (108.38 percent), diesel (102.84 percent), tea Lipton (98.08 percent), eggs (96.67 percent), bananas (94.89 percent), rice basmati broken (83.65 percent), petrol (81.17 percent), rice Irri-6/9 (79.17 percent), pulse moong (67.85 percent), and potatoes were the items with the (56.44pc).