Sep 02, 2019 (MLN): The Weekly Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the Combined Group decreased by 0.18% during the week ended Aug 29, 2019 while the SPI increased by 19.44% compared to the corresponding period from last year.
According to data released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) the Combined Index was at 271.33 compared to 271.83 on Aug 22, 2019 while the index was recorded at 227.17 a year ago, on Aug 30, 2018
Out of the 53 monitored items, the average price of 16 items increased, 12 items decreased whereas 25 items registered no change during the week.
The weekly SPI percentage change by income groups showed that SPI decreased across all quantiles ranging between 0.2% and 0.12%.
The Lowest Income Group witnessed a weekly decrease of 0.12% while the highest income group recorded a decrease of 0.2%.
On an yearly basis, analysis of SPI change across different income segments showed that SPI increased across all quantiles ranging between 16.23% and 22.31%.
Yearly SPI for the Lowest Income Group increased by 16.23% while the highest income group recorded an increase of 22.31%.
The average price of Sona urea stood at Rs.1874 per 50 kg bag which is 0.05% lower than last week’s price and 13.71% higher when compared to last year.
Meanwhile, average Cement price was recorded at Rs.573 per 50 kg bag, which is 0.87% lower than the previous week and 0.87% lower than prices last year.
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