Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS)
According to the PBS data, the Consumers Price Index (CPI) based inflation has been recorded at 8.86 per cent in first four months (July to October) of the current fiscal year.
Rates of 14 essential items went up while those of 11 commodities decreased
The increase was reported due to a rise of one pc or more in prices of essential commodities
The increase was reported due to a rise of one per cent or more in prices of essential commodities
The PBS monthly review showed that the inflation remained at 9.04 percent in September 2020.
The trade deficit also recorded a decline of nine percent in August this year.
The trade deficit also witnessed a 50 percent decline during May 2020 and remained at $1.46 billion.
The volume of the trade deficit remained at United States Dollar (USD) 19.5 billion during the first 10 months of the ongoing year, showed the PBS data.
Overall 16 commodities' prices have witnessed an increase during the past week ending on April 16, showed a Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) report.