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

The inflation rate in Pakistan was recorded at 4.30 percent in December of 2014. Inflation Rate in Pakistan averaged 8.02 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
4.30 3.96 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 Sunday, January 25, 2015.


Pakistan Inflation Rate Up to 4.3% in December


Pakistan inflation rate rose to 4.3 percent in December of 2014 from 3.96 percent in the previous month as food, clothing and housing, water, electricity and gas prices edged up.

Year-on-year, upward pressure came from cost of clothing and footwear (+8.1 percent) mainly due to a rise in prices of cotton; housing, water, electricity, gas and fuels ( +5.84 percent) and food and non-alcoholic beverages (+2.53 percent). The transport index registered the only negative contribution (-6.02 percent). 

On a monthly basis, the inflation rate fell 1.01 percent, compared to a 0.51 percent shortfall in the previous month, driven by a 2.84 percent decline in transport cost and a 2.3 percent drop in food prices. Price of housing, water, electricity, gas and fuels remained almost unchanged (+0.02 percent).

Core inflation (excluding food and energy) increased by 6.7 percent in December of 2014 compared to 6.9 percent in November of 2014. The month-on-month rate was unchanged at - 0.5 percent.

A year ago, inflation rate was recorded at 9.2 percent.

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics | Carolina Cunha | carolina.cunha@tradingeconomics.com
1/2/2015 12:50:40 PM


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Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-11-05 08:15 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Oct
5.82% 7.68% 7.59%
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 09:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Jan
4.13%
2015-03-02 09:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Feb
4.25%
2015-04-01 09:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Mar
4.38%


Pakistan Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 4.30 3.96 37.81 -10.32 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 196.79 198.79 199.81 62.82 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 6.70 6.90 11.40 6.50 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 237.11 221.28 237.11 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 208.25 212.26 215.76 20.05 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 140.10 144.40 144.40 1.20 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 155.50 155.50 155.50 0.60 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.09 4.41 12.99 1.09 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.01 -0.51 3.33 -1.32 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 2.30 Aug/14 3.00 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 6.41 Dec/14 6.56 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.50 Dec/14 2.00 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.50 Dec/14 1.40 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area -0.20 Dec/14 0.30 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.10 Dec/14 0.30 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.20 Dec/14 0.57 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.00 Dec/14 4.38 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 8.36 Dec/14 6.23 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy 0.00 Dec/14 0.19 25.64 -2.44 percent [+]
Japan 2.40 Nov/14 2.90 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 4.08 Dec/14 4.17 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.70 Dec/14 1.00 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 11.40 Dec/14 9.10 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.80 Dec/14 1.00 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -1.00 Dec/14 -0.40 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -0.30 Dec/14 -0.10 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 8.17 Dec/14 9.15 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.50 Dec/14 1.00 8.50 0.50 percent [+]
United States 0.80 Dec/14 1.30 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]