Pakistan Inflation Rate

The inflation rate in Pakistan was recorded at 8.53 percent in March of 2014. Inflation Rate in Pakistan is reported by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. 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. 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. 2014-04-17

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
8.53 7.93 37.81 -10.32 7.17 | 2014/04 1957 - 2014 Percent Monthly
2007/2008=100

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Pakistan Inflation Rate
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CALENDAR GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-01-01 09:30 AM Pakistan
Inflation Rate YoY
Dec 2013 9.2% 10.9%
2014-02-03 09:30 AM Pakistan
Inflation Rate YoY
Jan 2014 7.9% 9.2% 9.51%
2014-03-03 10:00 AM Pakistan
Inflation Rate YoY
Feb 2014 7.9% 7.9% 9.82%
2014-04-01 09:20 AM Pakistan
Inflation Rate YoY
Mar 2014 8.53% 7.9% 9.74%
2014-05-01 10:30 AM Pakistan
Inflation Rate YoY
Apr 2014 8.53% 7.16%
2014-06-02 10:30 AM Pakistan
Inflation Rate YoY
May 2014 8.41%
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Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Inflation Rate 8.53 2014-03-15 7.93 37.81 -10.32 7.17 2014-04-30 Percent [+]
Consumer Price Index (CPI) 190.82 2014-03-15 189.00 191.21 62.82 192.09 2014-04-30 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 7.60 2014-03-15 7.80 11.40 6.50 7.75 2014-04-30 Percent [+]
Export Prices 251.30 2013-05-15 247.50 251.30 2.20 255.05 2013-09-30 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 220.72 2013-06-30 205.32 293.39 100.00 215.41 2013-12-31 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 319.40 2013-05-15 314.90 319.40 1.20 326.13 2013-09-30 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 211.66 2014-03-15 210.94 212.22 20.05 212.32 2014-04-30 Index Points [+]
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Pakistan Inflation Rate Up To 8.5% in March

Pakistan annual inflation rate increased to 8.5 percent in March of 2014, from 6.6 a year earlier and 7.9 percent recorded in February of 2014, as food, housing, water, electricity and gas prices edged up.

Upward pressures came from the heavily-weighted food and non-alcoholic beverages index (+8.84 percent) and housing, water, electricity, gas & fuels index (+9.21 percent). Alcoholic beverage & tobacco prices rose the most (+16.04 percent), followed by restaurants and hotels (+13.2 percent), clothing and footwear (+11.63 percent), furnishing and household equipment (+8.98 percent), recreation and culture (+7.76 percent).

On month-on-month basis, the CPI increased by 0.96 percent, compared to a 0.3 percent fall in the previous month and 0.4 percent in the same month last year, mainly due to a rise in food and non-alcoholic beverage cost.

From February to March, prices accelerated for tomatoes (53.32 percent), potatoes (39.17 percent), eggs (15.29 percent), fresh fruits (9.28 percent), pulse moong (6.31 percent), chicken (6.11 percent), sugar (4.21 percent), fish (2.79 percent), pulse Masoor (2.44 percent), betel leaves & nuts (1.53 percent), pulse mash (1.29 percent), vegetable ghee (1.22 percent), wheat (1.16 percent), condiments (1.06 percent), and wheat flour (1.03 percent).

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics | Isabel Felino | isabel.felino@tradingeconomics.com
4/1/2014 12:00:42 PM

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Inflation Rate | Notes
The data given on this page shows an annual change in the Consumer Price Index. The CPI measures changes in the price level of consumer goods and services purchased by households. The CPI is calculated by taking price changes for each item in the predetermined basket of goods and services and averaging them. The items weight according to their importance. Depending on the country, the highest weights are usually given to the food, energy, housing, clothing, medical care, transportation and household equipment.


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