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Monthly Inflation Rises To 9.11pc in May: PBS

ISLAMABAD: The inflation increased by 9.11 percent in May 2019 as compared to the same month of last year, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) reported Monday.

On a month-on-month basis, the CPI increased by 0.78 percent in May 2019 over the previous month, said PBS statement issued here.

In May, the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) increased by 1.43 percent, and Sensitive Price Index (SPI) increased by 0.78 percent respectively.

The average inflation rate during the period July-May also rose by 7.19 percent as compared to the same period of last year.

On year-on-year basis, the items that witnessed increase in price during May 2019 against the same month of last year included gas (85.31%), onion (77.52%), cabbage (74.87%), watermelon (55.73%), bus fare (51.16%), garlic (49.99%), tomatoes (46.11%), lemon (43.46%), bottlegourd (34.83%), pulse moong (33.65%), newspaper (33.33%), mango (28.99%), CNG (28.23%) MBA tuition fees (27.73%), sugar (26.53%), High Speed Diesel (23.86%), petrol (23.63%).