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

The inflation rate in Pakistan was recorded at 2.11 percent in April of 2015. Inflation Rate in Pakistan averaged 7.99 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
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.11 2.49 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 Saturday, May 30, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-03-02 09:30 AM Feb 3.2% 3.88% 3.67%
2015-04-01 09:10 AM Mar 2.49% 3.2% 2.8%
2015-05-04 09:05 AM Apr 2.11% 2.49% 3.98%
2015-06-02 10:20 AM May 2.11% 3.1%
2015-07-01 10:30 AM Jun 4.35%
2015-08-04 11:00 AM Jul 4.59%


Pakistan Inflation Rate Continues to Fall


Pakistani annual inflation rate slowed to 2.11 percent in April of 2015 from 2.49 percent in the previous month, due to a drop in fuel prices.

Although housing, water, electricity, gas and fuels prices increased 4.88 percent compared to March of 2014, kerosene oil and motor fuel prices declined 25.69 percent and 20.11 percent respectively. 

Additional price decreases were reported for: food and non-alcoholic beverages (-1.05 percent) and transport prices (-9.67 percent). 

In contrast, upward pressure came from: clothing and footwear (+7.12 percent); furnishing and household equipment (+5.01 percent); education (+13.16 percent); communication (+0.38 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (+5.09 percent); and health (+4.47 percent).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 1.32 percent, the highest since July 2014, as food and non-alcoholic beverages’ prices went up by 1.53 percent and housing, water, electricity, gas and fuels cost rose 0.69 percent. Clothing and footwear prices grew 0.98 percent and transport cost increased 0.89 percent, up from -0.14 percent reported in the previous month.

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
5/4/2015 12:02:20 PM


Recent Releases

Pakistan Inflation Rate at New 11-1/2-Year Low
Consumer prices in Pakistan rose 2.49 percent in March of 2015, down from 3.20 percent reported in the previous month, as a result of declining fuel costs. Published on 2015-04-01

Pakistan Inflation Rate at 11-1/2-Year Low
Pakistan annual inflation rate slowed to 3.24 percent in February of 2015 from 3.88 percent in the previous month. It is the lowest rate since September of 2003 as decline in oil prices brought transport cost down. Published on 2015-03-02


Pakistan Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.11 2.49 37.81 -10.32 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 198.16 195.57 199.81 62.82 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 5.40 5.90 11.40 5.40 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 237.11 221.28 237.11 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 205.65 203.89 215.76 20.05 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 142.70 141.00 144.40 1.20 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 154.80 159.20 159.20 0.60 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation -1.05 -0.48 12.99 -1.05 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.32 0.23 3.33 -1.32 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.30 Feb/15 1.70 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 8.17 Apr/15 8.13 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 0.80 Apr/15 1.20 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.50 Apr/15 1.40 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.00 Apr/15 -0.10 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.10 Apr/15 -0.10 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.50 Apr/15 0.30 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 4.87 Apr/15 5.25 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.79 Apr/15 6.38 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy 0.20 May/15 -0.10 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 0.60 Apr/15 2.30 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.06 Apr/15 3.14 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.60 Apr/15 0.38 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 16.40 Apr/15 16.90 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.40 Apr/15 0.40 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.20 May/15 -0.60 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -1.10 Apr/15 -0.90 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.91 Apr/15 7.61 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom -0.10 Apr/15 0.00 8.50 -0.10 percent [+]
United States -0.20 Apr/15 -0.10 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]