Pakistan Inflation Rate 1957-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The inflation rate in Pakistan was recorded at 7.88 percent in July of 2014. Inflation Rate in Pakistan averaged 8.04 Percent from 1957 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 37.81 Percent in December of 1973 and a record low of -10.32 Percent in February of 1959. Inflation Rate in Pakistan is reported by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.

   
 
 
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Pakistan Inflation Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.88 8.22 37.81 -10.32 1957 - 2014 Percent Monthly
2007/2008=100
In Pakistan, most important categories in the consumer price index are food and non-alcoholic beverages (35 percent of total weight); housing, water, electricity, gas and fuels (29 percent); clothing and footwear (8 percent) and transport (7 percent). The index also includes furnishings and household equipment (4 percent), education (4 percent), communication (3 percent) and health (2 percent). The remaining 8 percent is composed by: recreation and culture, restaurants and hotels, alcoholic beverages and tobacco and other goods and services. This page provides - Pakistan Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Pakistan Inflation Rate - was last refreshed on Saturday, August 30, 2014.


Pakistan Inflation Rate Edges Down in July


Pakistan annual inflation rate decelerated for the third straight month to 7.9 percent in July from 8.2 percent in the previous month as prices of alcoholic beverages, tobacco and energy eased.

Year-on-year, prices decelerated for alcoholic beverages and tobacco (22.2 percent in July from 33.2 percent in June); housing, water, electricity, gas and fuels (8.94 percent from 9.62 percent); furnishing and household equipment maintenance (9.18 percent from 9.83 percent); communication (0.18 percent from 0.89 percent); recreation and culture (5.76 percent from 6.13 percent); education (16.49 percent from 16.73 percent); restaurants and hotels (11.86 percent from 13.35 percent).

In contrast, food prices increased to 6.20 percent from 6.13 percent in June and clothing and footwear cost rose by10.99 percent from 10.03 percent a month earlier.

Core inflation (excluding food and energy) decreased to 8.3 percent from 8.7 percent in the previous month.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices accelerated 1.7 percent in July, up from 0.6 percent in the previous month. In particular, food prices surged by 2.79 percent compared with 0.44 percent rise in June. The biggest increases in the food category were reported for cost of; tomatoes (60.22 percent), cigarettes (16.18 percent), pulse mash (3.61 percent), sugar (3.44 percent), potatoes (3.26 percent), spices (2.79 percent), beverages (2.55 percent), milk powder (2.36 percent), gur (2.03 percent), pulse moong (1.98 percent), eggs (1.64 percent), milk products (1.58 percent), condiments (1.56 percent), and milk fresh (1.43 percent).

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics | Isabel Felino | isabel.felino@tradingeconomics.com
8/4/2014 2:24:12 PM


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Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-05-02 08:30 AM Pakistan
Inflation Rate YoY
Apr 2014 9.18% 8.53% 7.16%
2014-06-02 10:20 AM Pakistan
Inflation Rate YoY
May 2014 8.34% 9.18% 8.41%
2014-07-01 10:30 AM Pakistan
Inflation Rate YoY
Jun 2014 8.22% 8.34% 9.67%
2014-08-04 11:00 AM Pakistan
Inflation Rate YoY
Jul 2014 7.88% 8.22% 8.08%
2014-09-01 10:30 AM Pakistan
Inflation Rate YoY
Aug 2014 7.88% 8.24%


Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 7.88 8.22 37.81 -10.32 Percent [+]
Consumer Price Index (CPI) 198.05 194.74 198.05 62.82 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 8.30 8.70 11.40 6.50 Percent [+]
GDP Deflator 237.11 205.32 293.39 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 215.76 214.60 215.76 20.05 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 138.40 247.50 247.50 2.20 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 151.30 314.90 314.90 1.20 Index Points [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 3.00 Jun/14 2.90 23.90 -1.30 Percent [+]
Brazil 6.50 Jul/14 6.52 6821.31 1.65 Percent [+]
Canada 2.10 Jul/14 2.40 21.60 -17.80 Percent [+]
China 2.30 Jul/14 2.30 28.40 -2.20 Percent [+]
Euro Area 0.30 Aug/14 0.40 5.00 -0.70 Percent [+]
France 0.50 Jul/14 0.50 18.80 -0.70 Percent [+]
Germany 0.80 Aug/14 0.85 11.54 -7.62 Percent [+]
India 7.96 Jul/14 7.31 11.16 7.31 Percent [+]
Indonesia 4.53 Jul/14 6.70 82.40 -1.17 Percent [+]
Italy -0.10 Aug/14 0.09 25.64 -2.44 Percent [+]
Japan 3.40 Jul/14 3.60 25.00 -2.52 Percent [+]
Mexico 4.07 Jul/14 3.75 179.73 2.91 Percent [+]
Netherlands 0.89 Jul/14 0.93 11.19 -1.30 Percent [+]
Russia 7.50 Jul/14 7.80 2333.30 3.60 Percent [+]
South Korea 1.60 Jul/14 1.70 32.50 0.20 Percent [+]
Spain -0.50 Aug/14 -0.34 28.43 -1.37 Percent [+]
Switzerland 0.00 Jul/14 0.00 11.92 -1.37 Percent [+]
Turkey 9.32 Jul/14 9.16 138.71 -4.01 Percent [+]
United Kingdom 1.60 Jul/14 1.90 8.50 0.50 Percent [+]
United States 2.00 Jul/14 2.10 23.70 -15.80 Percent [+]





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