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Monday May 04 2015
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.
Wednesday April 01 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.
Monday March 02 2015
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.
Tuesday February 03 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.
Monday January 26 2015
Pakistan Lowers Key Rate to 8.5%  
The State Bank of Pakistan cut its key interest rate for the second straight meeting by 100 bps to 8.5 percent in January, citing lower inflationary pressure due to falling oil prices.
Friday January 02 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.
Monday December 01 2014
Pakistan Inflation Rate at 11–Year Low  
Pakistan inflation rate eased for the second straight month to 3.96 percent in November of 2014 from 5.82 percent in the previous month. It is the lowest rate since October of 2003 due to a fall in prices of transport and fresh food.
Tuesday November 18 2014
Pakistan Cuts Key Rate by 50 bps  
The State Bank of Pakistan decided to lower the benchmark policy rate by 50 bps to 9.5 percent at its November meeting, citing lower inflation.
Wednesday November 19 2014
Pakistan Inflation Rate Down to 17-Month Low  
Pakistan annual inflation rate slowed to 5.8 percent in October of 2014 compared to 7.7 percent in September. Downward pressures came mostly from lower food, oil and gas prices.
Wednesday October 01 2014
Pakistan Inflation Rate Up to 7.7%  
Pakistan annual inflation rate rose to 7.7 percent in September of 2014 from 7 percent in August of 2014, accelerating for the first time in four months. The increase was mainly due to higher food and electricity prices.
Monday September 22 2014
Pakistan Leaves Rate Steady at 10%  
At its September 20th meeting, the State Bank of Pakistan left its key policy rate unchanged at 10 percent. While citing lower inflation and higher growth, policymakers showed concerns over political impasse, the delay in IMF’s fourth review and floods as potential risks to growth.
Monday September 01 2014
Pakistan Inflation Rate Slows Further in August  
Pakistan annual inflation rate decelerated for the fourth consecutive month to 7.0 percent in August of 2014, from 7.9 percent recorded in July and 8.6 a year earlier, mostly due to lower cost of food. It is the lowest inflation rate since June of 2013.
Monday August 04 2014
Pakistan Inflation Rate Edges Down in July  
Pakistan annual inflation rate decelerated for the third straight month to 7.9 percent in July from 8.2 percent in the previous month as prices of alcoholic beverages, tobacco and energy eased.
Tuesday July 29 2014
Pakistan Trade Deficit Widens to Record High  
Pakistan trade gap increased to PKR 227.6 billion in June of 2014, compared with PKR 153.6 billion in the previous month, due to a surge in imports. It is the highest deficit on record.
Tuesday July 01 2014
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.
Wednesday June 18 2014
Pakistan Trade Deficit Shrinks in May  
Pakistan trade gap edged down to PKR 153.6 billion in May of 2014 compared with PKR 209.8 billion in the previous month, as exports increased and imports declined.
Monday June 02 2014
Pakistan Inflation Rate Slows in May  
Pakistan annual inflation eased to 8.34 percent in May of 2014 from 9.18 percent in April, driven by lower food prices.
Friday May 23 2014
Pakistan Trade Deficit Nearly Doubled in April  
Pakistan trade gap widened to PKR 209.7 billion in April of 2014 from PKR 139.1 billion in March of 2014, as exports fell sharply.
Monday May 19 2014
Pakistan Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
At its May 17th meeting, the State Bank of Pakistan left its key discount rate steady at 10.0 percent for the third straight meeting amid higher inflows, single digit inflation and reduced borrowing by the state.
Friday May 02 2014
Pakistan Inflation Rate Up to 4-Month High  
Pakistan annual inflation rate accelerated for the third straight month to 9.2 percent in April of 2014, up from 8.5 percent in the previous month and compared with 5.8 percent a year earlier, driven by higher food cost.
Friday May 02 2014
Pakistan Trade Deficit Narrows for Second Straight Month  
Pakistan trade gap decreased to PKR 139.2 billion in March of 2014, down from PKR 150.5 billion in February and PKR 152.344 billion in the same month last year, mainly due to lower imports.
Tuesday April 01 2014
Pakistan Inflation Rate Up To 8.5% in March  
Pakistan annual inflation rate increased to 8.5 percent in March of 2014, from 6.6 a year earlier and 7.9 percent recorded in February of 2014, as food, housing, water, electricity and gas prices edged up.
Monday March 24 2014
Pakistan Trade Deficit Narrows in February  
Trade deficit in Pakistan decreased in February of 2014 to PKR -150 billion from PKR -151 billion a year earlier and PKR -218 billion in January of 2014. On a monthly basis, exports rose by PKR 10 billion and imports dropped by PKR 57 billion.
Monday March 17 2014
Pakistan Central Bank Leaves Benchmark Rate on Hold at 10%  
In its March 15th, 2014 meeting, Pakistan's Central Bank left the discount rate unchanged at 10 percent. Although consumer prices slowed for the third straight month in February and foreign exchange reserves increased noticeably, the economy still faces many challenges and a pro-active policy effort is required to continue to maintain the momentum.
Monday March 03 2014
Pakistan Inflation Rate Almost Unchanged in February  
Pakistan annual inflation rate accelerated to 7.93 percent in February of 2014, compared to 7.91 percent in the previous month.
Monday February 03 2014
Pakistan Inflation Rate Slows in January  
In January of 2014, Pakistan inflation rate slowed for the second straight month to 7.9 percent after reaching a two-digit rate in November of 2013.
Tuesday January 21 2014
Pakistan Trade Deficit Narrows in December on Higher Rice Sales  
In December of 2013, Pakistan trade deficit decreased 30.73 over a month earlier to PKR 137.56 billion. Compared with the same month last year, the trade deficit narrowed 16.9 percent mainly due to a drop in imports and a surge in rice sales.
Friday January 17 2014
Pakistan Leaves Rate on Hold in January  
In its January, 2014 meeting, the State Bank of Pakistan decided to leave the policy rate unchanged at 10 percent, as the Board considers inflation expectations are lower than previously anticipated.
Thursday January 02 2014
Pakistan Inflation Rate Falls in December  
In December of 2013, Pakistan’s inflation rate slowed to an annual 9.2 percent, compared to 10.9 percent in the previous month, due to a slowdown in food prices. A year earlier, the inflation was recorded at 7.9 percent.
Friday December 20 2013
Pakistan Trade Deficit Increases in November  
In November of 2013, Pakistan trade deficit rose to PKR 198.6 billion, from PKR 150.5 billion in October and PKR 164.3 billion a year earlier, as purchases of petroleum and medical products boosted imports.
Tuesday December 03 2013
Pakistan Inflation Rate Hits Double-Digit in November  
In November of 2013, Pakistan annual inflation rate rose sharply to 10.9 percent, from 9.08 percent in September, boosted by higher food prices.
Friday December 20 2013
Pakistan Trade Deficit Narrows 11% in October Over a Year Earlier  
In October of 2013, Pakistan trade deficit narrowed to PKR 150 billion, from PKR 169.3 billion a year earlier. On a monthly basis, the trade deficit increased from PKR 123.3 billion, as exports shrank at a faster pace than exports.
Wednesday November 13 2013
Pakistan Raises Benchmark Interest Rate to 10%  
In its November meeting, The Central Board of Directors of SBP decided to increase the policy rate for the second time this year by 50 basis points to 10 percent and in line with the IMF recommendations.
Monday November 04 2013
Pakistan Raises Benchmark Interest Rate to 9.5%  
In its September meeting, the Central Board of Directors of SBP has decided to increase SBP policy rate by 50 basis points to 9.5 percent. The Board cited sluggish economic growth, decelerating inflation and depreciated PAK rupee.
Friday November 01 2013
Pakistan Inflation Rate at 15-Month High in October  
In October, Pakistan inflation rate quickened to 9.08 percent, from 7.39 percent in September, the fastest growth in 15 months, boosted by higher food prices. On a month-over-month basis, prices rose 1.97 percent.
Tuesday October 01 2013
Pakistan Inflation Rate Down to 7.39% in September  
In September of 2013, Pakistan annual inflation rate eased for the first time in four months to 7.39 percent, from 8.55 percent in August, mainly due to a slowdown in food prices. From August to September, prices declined 0.29 percent.
Monday September 23 2013
Pakistan Trade Deficit Narrows in August  
In August of 2013, Pakistan trade balance amounted to a PKR 162.24 billion deficit. Higher rice and oil exports allowed the trade deficit to narrow 6.1 percent over the previous month and 3.5 percent over a year earlier.
Monday September 02 2013
Pakistan Inflation Rate Up to to 8.55% in August  
In August of 2013, Pakistan inflation rate accelerated to 8.55 percent, the highest value since September of 2012, as food prices continue to rise.
Thursday August 22 2013
Pakistan Trade Deficit Widens in July On Rising Gold Imports  
In July of 2013, Pakistan trade deficit increased to 172.8 billion PKR, from 153 billion PKR in the same month last year, due to higher imports of gold, construction and mining machinery.
Thursday August 01 2013
Pakistan Trade Deficit Narrows in June On Rising Exports  
In June if 2013, Pakistan trade deficit decreased to 171.7 billion PKR, from 213.5 billion in May and 173.3 billion PKR in the same month last year. Exports increased at a faster pace than imports on the back of higher sugar, rice and cotton demand.
Thursday August 01 2013
Pakistan Inflation Rate At 10-Month High in July  
In July of 2013, Pakistan inflation rate accelerated to 8.3 percent, from 5.9 percent in June, boosted by higher food prices. From the preceding month, prices increased 2 percent, up from 0.7 percent in June.
Monday July 01 2013
Pakistan Inflation Rate Up to 5.9% in June  
In June of 2013, Pakistan inflation rate increased 0.7 percent from the preceding month and 5.9 percent from June of 2012, mainly due to higher food prices.
Friday June 21 2013
Pakistan Cuts Benchmark Interest Rate to 9%  
The Central Bank of Pakistan cut its key policy rate by 50 basis points to 9 percent on June 21st, in an effort to boost economic growth.
Wednesday June 12 2013
Pakistan Trade Deficit Widens in May  
Pakistan´s trade deficit increased 22 percent to 213,553 million Rupees in May as 2.2 percent rise in exports was not sufficient to offset 11.3 percent surge in imports.
Monday June 03 2013
Pakistan Inflation Rate Down To 5.13% In May  
In Pakistan, General CPI, increased by 5.13 percent yoy in May 2013 as compared to 5.8 percent in the previous month and 12.3 percent in May 2012. On a month-on-month basis, it increased by 0.5 percent in May 2013 as against 1.1 percent in the previous month and 1.1 percent in May 2012.
Thursday August 01 2013
Pakistan´s Economy Has A Long Way To Go  
In recent years, Pakistan´s economic situation has been deteriorating due to unstable political situation, rise in insurgency, global slowdown and constant shortages of energy. Yet, on May 11th, a new government was elected on promises to bring back the country to its full growth potential. But given the scale of the problem the task may be extremely difficult.
Tuesday May 14 2013
Pakistan Trade Deficit Widens In April  
In April, Pakistan trade deficit widened 14.79 percent to 174,836 million Rupees from the 152,311 million Rupees registered in the previous month, as imports increased more than exports.
Thursday May 02 2013
Pakistan Inflation Down to 5.8% in April  
In the 12 months through April, inflation rose to 5.8%, the lowest value since March of 2004.
Tuesday May 14 2013
Pakistan´s Economic Growth Continues To Disappoint  
In the last few months Pakistan´s economic situation has been deteriorating due to unstable political situation, rise in insurgency and global slowdown.
Friday April 12 2013
Pakistan Trade Deficit Widens In March  
In March, Pakistan trade deficit widened 42.98 percent to 216,831 million Rupees from the 151,648 million Rupees registered in the previous month, as imports increased more than exports.
Friday April 12 2013
State Bank of Pakistan Keeps Monetary Policy Unchanged  
The Central Board of Directors of SBP has decided to maintain the policy rate unchanged at 9.5 percent.
Monday April 01 2013
Pakistan Inflation Down to 6.57% in March  
In the 12 months through March, inflation rose to 6.57 percent, the lowest value since August of 2007.
Wednesday March 13 2013
PAKISTAN TRADE DEFICIT NARROWS IN FEBRUARY  
In February, Pakistan trade deficit narrowed 10.6 percent to 151,648 million Rupees from the 169,621 million Rupees registered in the previous month, as imports declined more than exports.
Friday March 01 2013
Pakistan Inflation Rate Down to 7.4% in February  
In Pakistan, the general CPI index increased by 7.4 percent on a year over year basis in February of 2013 as compared to 8.1 percent in the previous month and 11 percent in February of 2012.
Monday February 25 2013
Pakistan Inflation Up to 8.1% in January  
In the 12 months through January, inflation rose to 8.1 percent, the highest value since last November.
Friday February 15 2013
Pakistan Trade Deficit Widens in January  
Pakistan has registered a trade deficit of 169.6bn Rupees in January, compared to 165.5bn Rupees in the previous month.
Friday January 25 2013
Pakistan Trade Deficit Worsens in December  
Pakistan has registered a trade deficit of 165.5bn Rupees in December, compared to 164.2bn Rupees in the previous month
Friday January 18 2013
Pakistan Cuts Interest Rate to 9.5% in December of 2012  
The Central Board of Directors of SBP has decided to reduce the policy rate by 50 basis points to 9.5 percent.
Friday January 18 2013
Pakistan inflation increased to 7.9% in December  
CPI inflation, General, increased by 7.9% on year-on-year basis in December 2012 as compared to 6.9% in the previous month and 9.7% in December 2011.
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