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

The inflation rate in Pakistan was recorded at 7.68 percent in September 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.

   
 
 

Pakistan Inflation Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.68 6.99 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, October 25, 2014.


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.

The main contributors to rise in the CPI were housing, water, electricity, gas and fuels (8.84 percent), mainly electricity (15.82 percent); non-perishable food items (4.77 percent) and perishable food items (15.95 percent).

Among food items, potatoes rose the most (99.7 percent) followed by cigarettes (22.6 percent). In contrast, tea and onions decreased 17.61 percent and 9.42 percent respectively. Additional upward pressures came from a rise in motor vehicle tax (36.71 percent) and education cost (15.28 percent).

Year-on-year core inflation (excluding food and energy) increased by 8.1 percent in September of 2014 compared to 7.9 percent in August. The month-on-month core rate also increased to 0.6 percent in September from 0.2 percent in August.

On a monthly basis, the inflation rate edged up to 0.4 percent in September of 2014, compared to 0.3 percent in the previous month, driven by a 3.22 percent increase in transport cost.

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics | Ricardo Martins | contact@tradingeconomics.com
10/1/2014 3:39:23 PM


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Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
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 09:15 AM Pakistan
Inflation Rate YoY
Sep 2014 7.68% 7.0% 8.3%
2014-11-03 10:30 AM Pakistan
Inflation Rate YoY
Oct 2014 7.68% 7.59%


Pakistan Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 7.68 6.99 37.81 -10.32 Percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 199.40 198.70 199.40 62.82 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 8.10 7.90 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 6.47 4.65 12.99 4.65 Percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.35 0.32 3.33 -1.32 Percent [+]