The annual inflation rate in Pakistan increased to 9.0 percent in September 2021 from 8.4 percent in the previous month, pointing to the highest inflation since June, due mainly to a faster rise in prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (10.2 percent vs 10.0 percent in August), housing & utilities (9.7 percent vs 8.0 percent) and transport (9.1 percent vs 8.1 percent). Also, prices advanced more for restaurants & hotels (7.8 percent vs 7.3 percent), and miscellaneous goods & services (7.4 percent vs 5.9 percent), while communication inflation was steady (at 2.8 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 2.1 percent, the highest in 14 months, accelerating from a 0.6 percent rise in the month prior. source: Pakistan Bureau of Statistics

Inflation Rate in Pakistan averaged 7.83 percent from 1957 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 37.81 percent in December of 1973 and a record low of -10.32 percent in February of 1959. This page provides the latest reported value for - Pakistan Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Pakistan Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

Inflation Rate in Pakistan is expected to be 8.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Pakistan Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 3.50 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Pakistan Inflation Rate


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-09-01 09:00 AM Aug 8.4% 8.4% 8.3%
2021-10-04 02:00 AM Sep 9.0% 8.4%
2021-11-01 09:00 AM Oct 9.0% 9%


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Pakistan Inflation Rate at 3-Month High of 9%
The annual inflation rate in Pakistan increased to 9.0 percent in September 2021 from 8.4 percent in the previous month, pointing to the highest inflation since June, due mainly to a faster rise in prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (10.2 percent vs 10.0 percent in August), housing & utilities (9.7 percent vs 8.0 percent) and transport (9.1 percent vs 8.1 percent). Also, prices advanced more for restaurants & hotels (7.8 percent vs 7.3 percent), and miscellaneous goods & services (7.4 percent vs 5.9 percent), while communication inflation was steady (at 2.8 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 2.1 percent, the highest in 14 months, accelerating from a 0.6 percent rise in the month prior.
2021-10-04
Pakistan Inflation Rate Steady at 8.4%
The annual inflation rate in Pakistan remained at 8.4 percent in August of 2021, unchanged from last month. Inflation slightly advanced for food & non-alcoholic beverages (10.0 percent vs 8.2 percent in July) while slowed for housing & utilities (8.0 percent vs 9.1 percent), restaurants & hotels (7.3 percent vs 8.5 percent), transport (8.1 percent vs 10.5 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (5.9 percent vs 9.3 percent). On the other hand, communication inflation was unchanged at 2.8 percent. On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.6 percent, after a 1.3 percent gain in the month prior.
2021-09-01
Pakistan Inflation Rate Slows to 6-Month Low of 8.4%
Consumer prices in Pakistan went up 8.4 percent year-on-year in July of 2021, easing from a 9.7 percent jump in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation rate since January, as cost slowed for food & non-alcoholic beverages (8.2 percent vs 10.5 percent in June); clothing & footwear (9.5 percent vs 10 percent); transport (10.5 percent vs 16.4 percent); restaurants & hotels (8.5 percent vs 8.8 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (9.4 percent vs 11 percent); and health (8.6 percent vs 9.4 percent). On the other hand, housing & utilities inflation was steady (at 9.1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices picked up 1.3 percent, after a 0.2 percent decline in June.
2021-08-02

Pakistan Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Inflation Rate 8.98 percent Sep/21 8.35 37.81 -10.32
Consumer Price Index CPI 150.74 points Sep/21 147.61 150.74 31.12
Producer Prices 175.20 points Sep/21 169.82 175.20 9.72
Food Inflation 10.21 percent Sep/21 9.96 23.70 -1.06
CPI Transportation 151.96 points Sep/21 149.96 151.96 120.11
Cpi Housing Utilities 145.34 points Sep/21 143.03 145.34 116.78
Producer Prices Change 19.60 percent Sep/21 17.10 35.90 -3.70
Inflation Rate Mom 2.12 percent Sep/21 0.60 3.33 -1.32


Pakistan Inflation Rate
In Pakistan, most important categories in the consumer price index are food and non-alcoholic beverages (35 percent of total weight); housing, water, electricity, gas and fuels (29 percent); clothing and footwear (8 percent) and transport (7 percent). The index also includes furnishings and household equipment (4 percent), education (4 percent), communication (3 percent) and health (2 percent). The remaining 8 percent is composed by: recreation and culture, restaurants and hotels, alcoholic beverages and tobacco and other goods and services.