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

The inflation rate in Pakistan was recorded at 6.99 percent in August 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.

   
 
 

Pakistan Inflation Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.99 7.88 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, September 20, 2014.


Pakistan Inflation Rate Slows Further in August


Pakistan annual inflation rate decelerated for the fourth consecutive month to 7.0 percent in August of 2014, from 7.9 percent recorded in July and 8.6 a year earlier, mostly due to lower cost of food. It is the lowest inflation rate since June of 2013.

Annual prices decelerated in August of 2014 for most of categories: food and non-alcoholic beverages (4.65 percent from 6.20 percent in July); clothing and footwear (9.26 percent from 10.03 percent); housing, water, electricity, gas and fuels (8.92 percent from 8.94 percent); furnishing and household equipment (8.73 percent from 9.18 percent); health (6.84 percent from 7.40 percent); transport (4.23 percent from 5.06 percent); communication (0.14 percent from 0.18 percent); recreation and culture (4.27 percent from 5.76 percent); education (15.31 percent from 16.49 percent); restaurants and hotels (10.88 percent from 11.86 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (7.13 percent from 8.00 percent).

Year-on-year core inflation (excluding food and energy) increased by 7.9 percent in August of 2014 as compared to 8.3 percent in July and 8.5 percent in the same month of 2013. 

On a monthly basis, the inflation rate decelerated to 0.3 percent in August of 2014, compared to 1.7 percent in the previous month. Food prices rose 0.59 percent in August of 2014 mostly due to inflationary pressures of eggs (19.48 percent); fresh vegetables (12.55 percent); onions (8.93 percent); pulse mash (4.40 percent); wheat flour (3.51 percent); potatoes (3.13 percent); wheat (2.88 percent); sugar (2.02 percent); honey (1.41 percent); chicken (1.19 percent); gur (1.15 percent); tomatoes (1.13 percent); meat (1.03 percent); and wheat product (1.02 percent).

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics | Isabel Felino | isabel.felino@tradingeconomics.com
9/1/2014 11:24:49 AM


Recent Releases

Pakistan Inflation Rate Edges Down in July
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Pakistan Inflation Rate Eases Slightly in June
Pakistan consumer prices dropped to 8.22 percent year-on-year in June of 2014 from 8.34 percent in May as cost of food and energy eased. Published on 2014-07-01


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
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 7.0% 7.88% 8.24%
2014-10-01 10:30 AM Pakistan
Inflation Rate YoY
Sep 2014 7.0% 8.3%


Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 6.99 7.88 37.81 -10.32 Percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 198.70 198.05 198.70 62.82 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 7.90 8.30 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 [+]
Food Inflation 4.65 6.19 12.99 4.65 Percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.32 1.70 3.33 -1.32 Percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 3.00 Jun/14 2.90 23.90 -1.30 Percent [+]
Brazil 6.51 Aug/14 6.50 6821.31 1.65 Percent [+]
Canada 2.10 Aug/14 2.10 21.60 -17.80 Percent [+]
China 2.00 Aug/14 2.30 28.40 -2.20 Percent [+]
Euro Area 0.40 Aug/14 0.40 5.00 -0.70 Percent [+]
France 0.40 Aug/14 0.50 18.80 -0.70 Percent [+]
Germany 0.80 Aug/14 0.85 11.54 -7.62 Percent [+]
India 7.80 Aug/14 7.96 11.16 7.31 Percent [+]
Indonesia 3.99 Aug/14 4.53 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 4.15 Aug/14 4.07 179.73 2.91 Percent [+]
Netherlands 1.00 Aug/14 0.89 11.19 -1.30 Percent [+]
Russia 7.60 Aug/14 7.50 2333.30 3.60 Percent [+]
South Korea 1.40 Aug/14 1.60 32.50 0.20 Percent [+]
Spain -0.50 Aug/14 -0.34 28.43 -1.37 Percent [+]
Switzerland 0.10 Aug/14 0.00 11.92 -1.37 Percent [+]
Turkey 9.54 Aug/14 9.32 138.71 -4.01 Percent [+]
United Kingdom 1.50 Aug/14 1.60 8.50 0.50 Percent [+]
United States 1.70 Aug/14 2.00 23.70 -15.80 Percent [+]





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