Pakistan’s annual inflation rate increased to 11.63 percent in August of 2019 from 10.34 percent in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since May of 2012, as prices advanced faster for food & non-alcoholic beverages (10.68 pct vs 7.88 pct in July); transport (15.26 pct vs 14.67 pct); clothing & footwear (8.51 pct vs 7.40 pct); furniture & household equipment (10.66 pct vs 10.17 pct); education (7.05 pct vs 6.91 pct); miscellaneous goods & services (14.42 pct vs 11.57 pct); communication (8.98 pct vs 8.81 pct), and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (36.82 pct vs 35.75 pct). On the other hand, cost slowed for housing & utilities (12.70 pct vs 12.74 pct); health (8.89 pct vs 8.97 pct). On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 1.38 percent, after rising 2.29 percent in July. Pakistan has changed the base year for price statistics from 2007-08 to 2015-16. In the new base year (2015-16), annual inflation came in at 10.49 percent in August. Inflation Rate in Pakistan averaged 7.77 percent from 1957 until 2019, 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.

Inflation Rate in Pakistan is expected to be 8.70 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 5.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Pakistan Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 6.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-06-03 11:20 AM Inflation Rate YoY May 9.11% 8.82% 8.5%
2019-07-03 12:40 AM Inflation Rate YoY Jun 8.89% 9.11% 7.5%
2019-08-01 12:50 PM Inflation Rate YoY Jul 10.3% 8.89% 7.2%
2019-09-05 01:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Aug 11.63% 10.3% 10.1%
2019-10-01 05:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY Sep 11.63% 8.7%
2019-11-01 06:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY Oct 8.5%
2019-12-02 06:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY Nov 6.5%


Pakistan Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 11.63 10.30 37.81 -10.32 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 255.94 252.46 255.94 62.82 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 8.20 7.80 11.40 3.40 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 284.14 262.55 284.14 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 274.74 272.34 274.74 20.05 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 807.90 795.80 807.90 1.20 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 1328.50 1334.50 1637.30 0.60 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.38 2.30 3.33 -1.32 percent [+]
Food Inflation 10.68 7.88 12.99 -1.06 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 125.03 237.55 237.55 125.03 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 235.99 232.44 235.99 141.37 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 13.56 13.46 35.90 -3.70 percent [+]


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. 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.63 10.30 37.81 -10.32 1957 - 2019 percent Monthly
2007/2008=100




Country Last Previous
Argentina 53.60 Aug/19
Australia 1.60 Jun/19
Brazil 3.43 Aug/19
Canada 2.00 Jul/19
China 2.80 Aug/19
Euro Area 1.00 Aug/19
France 1.00 Aug/19
Germany 1.40 Aug/19
India 3.21 Aug/19
Indonesia 3.49 Aug/19
Italy 0.40 Aug/19
Japan 0.50 Jul/19
Mexico 3.16 Aug/19
Netherlands 2.80 Aug/19
Russia 4.30 Aug/19
Saudi Arabia -1.30 Jul/19
Singapore 0.40 Jul/19
South Africa 4.00 Jul/19
South Korea 0.00 Aug/19
Spain 0.30 Aug/19
Switzerland 0.30 Aug/19
Turkey 15.01 Aug/19
United Kingdom 2.10 Jul/19
United States 1.70 Aug/19


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