The annual inflation rate in Pakistan increased to 9.3 percent in July of 2020 from 8.6 percent in the previous month. That was the highest inflation rate since March, boosted by prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (17.8 percent vs 14.6 percent in June). In addition, transport costs decreased at a slower pace (-4.5 percent vs -10.2 percent). Meanwhile, inflation slowed mostly for housing & utilities (4.2 percent vs 5.4 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (5 percent vs 14.2 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched up 2.5 percent, after increasing 0.8 percent in the prior month.

Inflation Rate in Pakistan averaged 7.81 percent from 1957 until 2020, 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 August of 2020. source: Pakistan Bureau of Statistics

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. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Pakistan to stand at 8.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Pakistan Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 8.50 percent in 2021 and 9.50 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Pakistan Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.26 8.59 37.81 -10.32 1957 - 2020 percent Monthly
2015/2016=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-05-01 04:00 AM Apr 9.46% 10.74% 9.5%
2020-06-01 09:15 AM May 8.22% 8.5% 8.4%
2020-07-01 07:10 AM Jun 8.59% 8.22% 7.5%
2020-08-03 07:00 AM Jul 9.26% 8.59% 7.3%
2020-09-04 11:30 AM Aug 9.26%
2020-10-02 11:30 AM Sep 8%
2020-11-06 11:30 AM Oct
2020-12-02 11:30 AM Nov


News Stream
Pakistan July Inflation Rate at 4-Month High of 9.3%
The annual inflation rate in Pakistan increased to 9.3 percent in July of 2020 from 8.6 percent in the previous month. That was the highest inflation rate since March, boosted by prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (17.8 percent vs 14.6 percent in June). In addition, transport costs decreased at a slower pace (-4.5 percent vs -10.2 percent). Meanwhile, inflation slowed mostly for housing & utilities (4.2 percent vs 5.4 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (5 percent vs 14.2 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched up 2.5 percent, after increasing 0.8 percent in the prior month.
2020-08-03
Pakistan June Inflation Rate Quickens to 8.6%
The annual inflation rate in Pakistan rose to 8.6 percent in June of 2020 from 8.2 percent in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since March, mainly pushed up by prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (14.6 percent vs 12.2 percent in May). On the other hand, inflation slowed for housing & utilities (5.4 percent vs 6.4 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (14.2 percent vs 19.5 percent). Also, transport costs fell further (-10.2 percent vs -7.5 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched up 0.8 percent, after increasing 0.3 percent in the previous month.
2020-07-01
Pakistan May Inflation Rate at Near 1-Year Low of 8.2%
The annual inflation rate in Pakistan eased further to 8.2 percent in May of 2020 from 8.5 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation rate since June of last year, as prices plunged for transport (-7.5 percent vs 3.4 percent in April). In contrast, costs advanced faster for food & non-alcoholic beverages (12.2 percent vs 11.7 percent) and housing & utilities (6.4 percent vs 5.1 percent). Meantime, inflation remained barely unchanged for alcoholic beverages & tobacco ( at 19.5 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.3 percent, after increasing 0.1 percent in the previous month.
2020-06-01
Pakistan Inflation Rate at 10-Month Low of 9.5%
The annual inflation rate in Pakistan eased to 9.5 percent in April of 2020 from 10.7 percent in the previous month, reaching its lowest level since June of last year. Prices slowed primarily for food & non-alcoholic beverages (11.5 percent vs 13.1 percent in March); housing & utilities (7.3 percent vs 8 percent); transport (6.6 percent vs 11.5 percent), and furnishings (9.4 percent vs 10.3 percent). Still, prices continued to rise mostly for alcoholic beverages (23.8 percent vs 23.1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.1 percent, after increasing 0.3 percent in the previous month.
2020-05-01

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.