Karachi January 28 2022: The SPI for the current week ended on 27th January, 2022 recorded a decrease of 0.11 percent, as per data published by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).
During the week, out of 51 items, prices of 17 (33.33 percent) items increased, 08 (15.69 percent) items decreased and 26 (50.98 percent) items remained stable.
Decrease in the prices of food items Chillies Powdered (9.05 percent), Potatoes (4.03 percent), Onions (2.86 percent), Eggs (2.19 percent), Chicken (1.71 percent), Sugar (1.14 percent), ( Bananas (0.61 percent), and non-food item LPG (2.04 percent) was observed with joint impact of (-0.47 percent) into the overall SPI for combined group of (-0.11 percent).
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On the other hand, increase is observed in the prices of Tomatoes (30.79 percent), Garlic (4.51 percent), Tea Prepared (1.71 percent), Mustard Oil (1.28 percent) and Pulse Gram & Cooking Oil 5 litre (1.18 percent) each.
The year on year trend depicts increase of 18.62 percent, in Electricity for Q1 (81.39 percent), Tomatoes (75.11 percent), LPG (51.90 percent), Gents Sponge Chappal (50.25 percent), Mustard Oil (46.14 percent), Cooking Oil 5 litre (45.61 percent), Gents Sandal (44.49 percent), Washing Soap (41.74 percent), Vegetable Ghee 1 Kg (41.11 percent), Vegetable Ghee 2.5 Kg (40.80 percent) and Pulse Masoor (38.78 percent), while major decrease observed in the prices of Pulse Moong (26.41 percent), Chillies Powdered (22.44 percent), Chicken (11.19 percent) and Onions (2.06 percent).