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Weekly inflation eases

February 24, 2018

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ISLAMABAD: Weekly inflation based on the Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week ended on Feb 22 for combined income groups witnessed a decrease of 0.19 per cent versus previous week.

The SPI for combined income groups in the week under view was recorded at 221.81 points against 222.24 points the previous week, according to latest data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.

During the week under review, average prices of 18 items registered decrease, nine items increased and the remaining 26 items were unchanged.

Tomatoes, onions, eggs (farm), LPG cylinder, potatoes, sugar, rice Irri-6, pulse masoor, chicken (farm), pulse mash, wheat, cooking oil, and vegetable ghee (tin) saw a decrease in prices.

Garlic, tea, georgette, match box, pulse gram, beef, red chilli powder (loose), mutton, and wheat flour registered an increase in prices.

Prices of bread plain, milk fresh, curd, powdered milk, salt, tea, cigarettes, electricity/gas charges, kerosene oil, washing soap, petrol, Hi Speed Diesel, telephone local charges etc remained unchanged.

Published in Dawn, February 24th, 2018