Pakistan Inflation Rate 1957-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The inflation rate in Pakistan was recorded at 3.88 percent in January of 2015. Inflation Rate in Pakistan averaged 8.01 percent from 1957 until 2015, 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
3.88 4.30 37.81 -10.32 1957 - 2015 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 Sunday, March 1, 2015.


Pakistan Inflation Rate Slows in January


Pakistan annual inflation fell to 3.88 percent in the first month of 2015, from 4.3 percent recorded in December of 2014, as transport prices dropped due to lower cost of fuel.

Year-on-year, transport prices registered the only drop (-8.1 percent). In contrast, prices accelerated for clothing and footwear (8.09 percent); furnishing and household equipment (6.42 percent); housing, water, electricity and gas (+5.74 percent) and education (+3.94 percent). 

In January, food and non-alcoholic beverages rose by 2.13 percent. Perishable food prices increased 2.64 percent while cost of non-perishable food grew 2.06 percent.  Cost of fresh milk (+7.3 percent) and meat (+5.29 percent) increased.

Annual core inflation rate (excluding food and energy) slowed for the fourth consecutive month by 0.3 percent to 6.4 percent.

On a monthly basis, prices grew marginally by 0.08 percent, after falling 1 percent in the previous month. The decline was mainly due to a 2.13 drop in transport cost and a 0.5 percent decrease in prices of food.

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics | Carolina Cunha | carolina.cunha@tradingeconomics.com
2/3/2015 4:56:13 PM


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Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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
4.3% 3.96% 3.93%
2015-02-02 09:10 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Jan
3.88% 4.3% 4.13%
2015-03-02 09:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Feb
3.88% 3.67%
2015-04-01 09:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Mar
4.1%
2015-05-02 08:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Apr
3.98%


Pakistan Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.88 4.30 37.81 -10.32 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 196.95 196.79 199.81 62.82 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 6.40 6.70 11.40 6.40 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 237.11 221.28 237.11 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 206.11 208.25 215.76 20.05 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 141.00 140.10 144.40 1.20 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 159.20 155.50 159.20 0.60 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.53 1.09 12.99 1.09 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.08 -0.10 3.33 -1.32 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.70 Nov/14 2.30 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 7.14 Jan/15 6.41 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.00 Jan/15 1.50 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 0.80 Jan/15 1.50 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area -0.60 Jan/15 -0.20 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France -0.40 Jan/15 0.10 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.10 Feb/15 -0.40 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.11 Jan/15 5.00 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.96 Jan/15 8.36 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy -0.19 Feb/15 -0.60 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 2.40 Jan/15 2.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.07 Jan/15 4.08 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.00 Jan/15 0.70 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 15.00 Jan/15 11.40 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.80 Jan/15 0.80 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -1.10 Feb/15 -1.30 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -0.50 Jan/15 -0.30 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.24 Jan/15 8.17 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.30 Jan/15 0.50 8.50 0.30 percent [+]
United States -0.10 Jan/15 0.80 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]