ISLAMABAD—The inflation rate based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI), a key indicator of inflation, has increased by 1.54 percent during January 2012 as compared with that in December, 2011.
Briefing media persons here on Wednesday, the Secretary Statistics Division said that inflation increased by 10.10 percent in January 2012 over the corresponding month of last year. Average inflation rate during the period from July-January 2011-12 increased by 10.76 percent as compared to the same period of last year, he added.
The Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) collects the retail and whole sale prices and computes the CPI, Whole sale Price Index (WPI), Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) on weekly basis. In January, the CPI, SPI and WPI increased by 1.54 percent, 1.01 percent and 2.26 percent respectively over the month
of December 2011.
Trimmed Core Inflation observed at 10.4 percent in January 2012 over that in January 2011 and 12.1 percent in January 2011 over that of the corresponding month of 2010. Non-food and non-energy core inflation was observed at 10.2 percent during the period under review as against the same period of
The Non-food and non-energy core inflation was recorded at 9.8 percent during the month of january 2011 over the month of January 2010. The average prices increase of items including chicken, egg, spices, onions, fresh fruits, condiments,fresh vegetables, honey, fish, gram whole and ready made food. The items with decrease of average prices include tomato, potato, sugar, gur and pulse moong.—Agencies