Pakistan Inflation Rate

The inflation rate in Pakistan was recorded at 8.22 percent in June 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
8.22 8.34 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.


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.

Year-on-year prices decelerated for food and non-alcoholic beverages (6.13 percent in June of 2014 from 6.78 percent in May), clothing and footwear (10.99 percent from 11.58 percent), housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (9.62 percent from 9.69 percent), health (7.37 percent from 7.62 percent), transport (4.28 percent from 5.13 percent), recreation and culture (6.13 percent from 6.73 percent), restaurants and hotels (13.35 percent from 13.38 percent).

In contrast, cost increased for alcoholic beverages and tobacco (33.20 percent from 16.98 percent), furnishing and household equipment maintenance (9.83 percent from 9.37 percent), communication (0.89 percent from 0.85 percent), and education (16.73 percent from 16.38 percent). 

Core inflation increased 8.7 percent year-on-year in June 2014, the same rate recorded in the previous month.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices accelerated 0.61 percent, following a 0.26 percent drop in the previous month. Cost increased for food and non-alcoholic beverages (0.44 percent after a 1.33 percent decline in May), alcoholic beverages and tobacco (15.93 percent from 0.79 percent), furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance (1.02 percent from 0.51 percent). 

The biggest food price increases were reported for: tomatoes (60.22 percent month-over-month), 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 fresh milk (1.43 percent). 

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics | Isabel Felino | isabel.felino@tradingeconomics.com
7/1/2014 12:44:57 PM


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Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-04-01 09:20 AM Pakistan
Inflation Rate YoY
Mar 2014 8.53% 7.9% 9.74%
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%
2014-08-01 10:30 AM Pakistan
Inflation Rate YoY
Jul 2014 8.22% 8.34%


Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 8.22 8.34 37.81 -10.32 Percent [+]
Consumer Price Index (CPI) 194.74 193.55 194.74 62.82 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 8.70 8.70 11.40 6.50 Percent [+]
GDP Deflator 220.72 205.32 293.39 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 214.60 211.71 214.60 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 [+]





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