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

The inflation rate in Pakistan was recorded at 3.96 percent in November of 2014. Inflation Rate in Pakistan averaged 8.03 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
3.96 5.82 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 Friday, December 19, 2014.


Pakistan Inflation Rate at 11–Year Low


Pakistan inflation rate eased for the second straight month to 3.96 percent in November of 2014 from 5.82 percent in the previous month. It is the lowest rate since October of 2003 due to a fall in prices of transport and fresh food.

Year-on-year, downward pressure came from cost of fresh food (-10.6 percent) and transport (-3.19 percent). In contrast, the highest price increase was reported for housing, water, electricity, gas and fuels (5.89 percent). Cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages rose 1.08 percent.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.51 percent, compared to a 0.2 percent increase in the previous month, driven by a 6.87 percent decline in transport cost and a 0.49 percent drop in food prices.

Core inflation (excluding food and energy) increased 6.9 percent in November of 2014 compared to 7.8 percent in October of 2014. The month-on-month rate was recorded at -0.5 percent in November compared to +0.7 percent in the previous period.

A year ago, inflation rate was recorded at 10.90 percent.

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics | Carolina Cunha | carolina.cunha@tradingeconomics.com
12/1/2014 12:11:28 PM


Recent Releases

Pakistan Inflation Rate Down to 17-Month Low
Pakistan annual inflation rate slowed to 5.8 percent in October of 2014 compared to 7.7 percent in September. Downward pressures came mostly from lower food, oil and gas prices. Published on 2014-11-19

Pakistan Inflation Rate Up to 7.7%
Pakistan annual inflation rate rose to 7.7 percent in September of 2014 from 7 percent in August of 2014, accelerating for the first time in four months. The increase was mainly due to higher food and electricity prices. Published on 2014-10-01


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-10-01 09:15 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Sep
7.68% 7.0% 8.3%
2014-11-05 08:15 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Oct
5.82% 7.68% 7.59%
2014-12-01 09:20 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Nov
3.96% 5.82% 5.08%
2015-01-01 09:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Dec
3.93%
2015-02-03 09:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Jan
3.7%
2015-03-03 10:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Feb
3.83%


Pakistan Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.96 5.82 37.81 -10.32 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 198.80 199.81 199.81 62.82 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 6.90 7.80 11.40 6.50 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 237.11 205.32 293.39 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 212.26 214.39 215.76 20.05 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 144.40 139.50 247.50 2.20 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 155.50 150.80 314.90 1.20 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 4.41 6.47 12.99 4.41 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.51 0.20 3.33 -1.32 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 2.30 Aug/14 3.00 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 6.56 Nov/14 6.59 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 2.40 Oct/14 2.00 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.40 Nov/14 1.60 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.30 Nov/14 0.40 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.30 Nov/14 0.50 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.57 Nov/14 0.80 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 4.38 Nov/14 5.52 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.23 Nov/14 4.83 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy 0.19 Nov/14 0.10 25.64 -2.44 percent [+]
Japan 2.90 Oct/14 3.20 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 4.17 Nov/14 4.30 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 1.00 Nov/14 1.10 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 9.10 Nov/14 8.30 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 1.00 Nov/14 1.20 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.40 Nov/14 -0.10 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -0.10 Nov/14 0.00 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 9.15 Nov/14 8.96 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 1.00 Nov/14 1.30 8.50 0.50 percent [+]
United States 1.30 Nov/14 1.70 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]