The weekly Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) inflation decreased by 0.38 percent during the week ending December 4. The provisional data, released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics shows that the SPI for the week under review was recorded at 212.10 point against 212.90 over the same period of last year. The SPI inflation decreased by 0.89 percent this week as compared to the previous week, coming down from 214.00 points to 212.10 points.
The eight essential items which registered increase in prices during the week under review included cooked Daal plate, pulse Masoor washed, pulse gram washed, cooked beef plate, pulse Moong washed, red chili powder loose, firewood and chicken live. The 18 items which registered decrease in prices during the week under review included potatoes, petrol, tomatoes, hi-speed diesel (HSD), kerosene oil, onions, LPG cylinder 11kg,sugar, vegetable ghee loose, Gur, eggs, wheat flour bag, pulse mash washed, cooking oil tin, rice basmati broken, mustard oil, wheat and bananas.