According to data released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, the Weekly SPI for the combined group decreased by 0.63% compared to previous week (Aug 16, 2018) and increased by 2.60% compared to corresponding period from last year (Aug 30, 2017).
Of the 53 items monitored the average prices of 15 items registered an increase, 11 decreased while 27 remained unchanged.
SPI for the lowest income group fell by 0.63% over the index published on August 16, 2018, while compared to the corresponding period of last year, SPI for lowest income group increased by 1.60%, which is the lowest increase on a year on year basis compared to other income groups. On a year on year basis, the largest increase in SPI has been for the highest income group (above Rs. 35000) of about 3.42%.
|Index||Aug 30, 2018||Aug 16, 2018 *||% Change (W.o.W)||% Chnage (Y.o.Y)|
|SPI Combined Group||227.17||228.60||-0.63||2.60|
* Index for Aug 23 was not published due to Market Holidays