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

The inflation rate in Pakistan was recorded at 2.49 percent in March of 2015. Inflation Rate in Pakistan averaged 8 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
2.49 3.20 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, April 26, 2015.


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.

Although housing, water, electricity, gas and fuels prices increased 5.70 percent compared to March of 2014, kerosene oil and motor fuel prices declined 30.26 percent and 23.16 percent respectively.  

Additional downward pressure came from: food and non-alcoholic beverages (-0.48 percent) and transport prices (-10.74 percent). In contrast, clothing and footwear prices went up by 7.37 percent; furnishing and household equipment grew 5.55 percent; education, communication and health prices rose 14.22 percent, 0.32 percent and 4.31 percent, respectively.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.23 percent as food and non-alcoholic beverages’ prices went up by 0.55 percent pushed by higher costs of vegetables, fruits and other food products. In contrast, transport prices fell 0.14 percent.

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
4/1/2015 1:55:16 PM


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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 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. Published on 2015-02-03


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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
3.2% 3.88% 3.67%
2015-04-01 09:10 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Mar
2.49% 3.2% 2.8%
2015-05-01 09:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Apr
2.49% 3.98%
2015-06-02 10:20 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  May
4.25%
2015-07-01 10:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Jun
4.35%


Pakistan Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.49 3.20 37.81 -10.32 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 195.57 195.13 199.81 62.82 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 5.90 6.20 11.40 5.90 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 237.11 221.28 237.11 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 203.89 203.86 215.76 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 -0.48 1.19 12.99 -0.48 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.23 -0.90 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 8.13 Mar/15 7.70 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.20 Mar/15 1.00 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.40 Mar/15 1.40 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area -0.10 Mar/15 -0.30 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France -0.10 Mar/15 -0.30 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.30 Mar/15 0.09 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.17 Mar/15 5.37 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.38 Mar/15 6.29 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy -0.09 Mar/15 -0.09 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 2.20 Feb/15 2.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.14 Mar/15 3.00 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.38 Mar/15 0.20 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 16.90 Mar/15 16.70 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.40 Mar/15 0.50 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.70 Mar/15 -1.10 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -0.90 Mar/15 -0.80 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.61 Mar/15 7.55 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.00 Mar/15 0.00 8.50 0.00 percent [+]
United States -0.10 Mar/15 0.00 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]