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.

CPI inflation, General, increased by 5.8% on a year-on-year basis in March 2013 as compared to 6.6% in the previous month. On a month-on-month basis, it increased by 1.09% in April 2013 as compared to an increase of 0.4% in the previous month.

During the month of April, 2013 over April, 2012, the trimmed core inflation has been observed as 7.6%, while it was 11.0% during April, 2012 over April, 2011.
 
During the month of April, 2013 over April, 2012, the Non-food & Non-energy core inflation has been observed as 8.7%, while it was 10.8% during April, 2012 over April, 2011.
 
Year-on-year top few commodities which varied from corresponding month of previous year i.e. April, 2013 over April, 2012 are given below:
 
Food Items Increased: Onions (116.49%), Honey (17.25%), Tea (15.67%), Wheat (15.64%), Wheat Flour (15.30%), Rice (15.25%), Wheat Products 
(13.92%), Cigarettes (13.45%), Beans (12.15%), Milk Powder (11.81%), Cereals (10.84%), Eggs (10.07%) and Milk Fresh (9.69%).
 
Decreased: Spices (18.91%), Tomatoes (17.55%), Chicken (17.33%), Potatoes (14.95%), Fresh Fruits (11.79%), Gram Whole (10.63%), Pulse Mash (8.87%), Pulse Moong (8.58%), Pulse Gram (6.59%), Sugar (4.76%), Vegetable Ghee (4.31%) and Besan (0.46%).
 
Non-food Items Increased: Text Books (48.60%), Woolen Readymade Garments (19.88%), Dopatta (17.88%), Electricity (16.39%), Doctor (MBBS) 
Clinic Fee (16.01%), Cleaning & Laundry (15.57%), Cotton Cloth (14.26%), Tailoring (13.96%) and Hosiery (13.91%).
 
Decreased: Gas (46.08%).

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics | Duarte Ricardo | duarte.ricardo@tradingeconomics.com
5/2/2013 11:20:32 AM