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Weekly inflation increase by 0.17pc

ISLAMABAD: The Sensitive Price Index (SPI) for the combined group has been increased by 0.17 per cent to 10.13 per cent for the week ended on January 2, ARY News reported.

The weekly Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) with base 2007-2008=100 covering 17 urban centers and 53 essential items for all income groups and combined has been computed by Pakistan Bureau Statics (PBS).

The SPI for the week ended on January 2 for the lowest income group up to Rs 8,000 registered increase of 0.13 per cent as compared to the previous week.

The SPI for the week which ended on in the above mentioned group was recorded at 200.26 points against 200.00 points registered in the previous week.

According to PBS, as compared to the last week, the SPI for the income groups from Rs 8001- 12,000, 12,001-18,000, 18001-35,000 and above Rs.35000 increased by 0.15 per cent, 0.16 per cent, 0.18 and 0.19 per cent respectively.

During the week under review average prices of 12 items registered increase, while that of 10 items decrease with the remaining 31 items’ prices unchanged.




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