ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s weekly Sensitive Price Index (SPI) declined by 0.22 per cent in the week ended January 13, mainly in the kitchen, including eggs, tomatoes, potatoes, onions and poultry. Due to the fall in prices, according to official data.
According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), SPI has increased by 5.77% over the same period a year ago compared to weekly inflation.
For the combined consumption group, SPI had recorded 139.70 points as against 140.01 points registered last week.
The weekly Sensitive Price Index with 20 years 2015-16 = 100 includes 51 essential items for 17 urban centers and all spending groups.
For the group that uses up to Rs 17,732, the SPI review rose 0.10 per cent to 1,410.07 points from 144.92 points last week during the week under review. Inflation remained flat in the second quintal, hitting 17,732-22,888.
The other three consumption groups saw a decline in inflation. Group expenses fell 0.0% to Rs 22,889-29,517 in SPI. 29,518-44,175 saw a decline of 0.16 per cent, while for those spending more than Rs. 44,175 per month, the SPI declined by 0.33 per cent.
During the week, prices of seven items declined, 23 items increased, while prices of 21 items remained unchanged.