Inflation: Price of onions, tomatoes, 18 other items spike in Pakistan
Islamabad: Consumers in Pakistan are once again facing trouble as after a gap of three weeks the weekly inflation, based on the sensitive price index (SPI) rate rose owing to an increase in the price of essential vegetables.
The Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) on Friday reported that the SPI-based inflation rate rose 0.94% during the week ended September 29 compared to last week; meanwhile, it rose 30.62% compared to same period of last year, reports Geo News.
Data released by the PBS showed that the average prices of 20 essential items, onions, tomatoes, tea and other items increased during the outgoing week.
Prices of 10 items, including wheat flour, pulse masoor, bananas have declined. Meanwhile, the rates for 21 essential goods remained unchanged, the news channel reported.
The combined income group index went up from 205.98 points during the week that ended on September 22 to 209.18 points in the week under review.