Inflation on the rise in Pakistan: KARACHI: Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation raised to 9.1 percent in March 2021 from 8.7 computer in February, information launched by the Pakisan Bureau of Stats (PBS) showed.
On a month-on-month basis, rising cost of living boosted by 0.36 on the back of a rise in rates of sugar, food preparation oil, wheat, pulses, petroleum products as well as electricity.
Inflation was videotaped at 9.3 pc at the beginning of the current fiscal year (2020-21) in July yet later on relieved to 8.2 pc in August before increasing once again to 9pc in September.
It had gotten on the decline from September but recoiled in February. The month of March saw a boost in rising cost of living due to prices of a couple of consumer things in addition to energy rates increasing.
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In city locations, food things whose prices boosted in March as compared to the previous month are eggs 12.96 pc, fruits 10pc, potatoes 9.54 pc, hen 6.58 computer, sugar 4.82 computer, tomatoes 4.67 computer, pulse mash 4.57 pc, pulse gram 4.39 computer, rice 1.61 computer as well as wheat flour 1.46 computer.
The products whose rates decreased in city locations were onions 2.37 computer, dried fruits 2.19 pc, fish 1.78 computer and veggies 1.48 computer.
In backwoods, food products that saw a boost in their costs include eggs 15pc, hen 12.21 pc, potatoes 11.43 pc, fruits 6.08 pc, sugar 5.77 computer, besan 4.71 computer, pulse gram 3.89 pc, gram entire 2.53 pc, pulse mash 2.52 computer, pulse masoor 2.18 computer, veggie ghee 1.58 computer, food preparation oil 1.53 computer and also wheat flour by 0.97 pc.
Nevertheless, the prices of tomatoes decreased by 6.10 computer, fish 1.14 computer, condiments & seasonings 0.61 pc and wheat 0.33 pc.