The annual inflation rate in Pakistan accelerated to 12.3 percent in December of 2021 from 11.5 percent in November. It was the highest reading since February 2020, mainly boosted by prices of housing & utilities (16.6 percent vs 14.8 percent in November); restaurants & hotels (12.6 percent vs 11 percent) and furnishings (12.3 percent vs 10.4 percent). Meantime, prices continued to increase for both transport (24.1 percent vs 24.4 percent) and food & non-alcoholic beverages (10.3 percent vs 10.5 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged down 0.02 percent, the first monthly decline since June, reversing from a 3 percent rise in the previous month. source: Pakistan Bureau of Statistics

Inflation Rate in Pakistan averaged 7.84 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 January of 2022.

Inflation Rate in Pakistan is expected to be 13.00 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 8.00 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Pakistan Inflation Rate


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-11-30 01:10 PM Nov 11.5% 9.2% 9.6%
2022-01-03 12:20 AM Dec 12.3% 11.5% 12%
2022-02-01 07:15 AM Jan 12.3%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Inflation Rate 12.30 11.50 percent Dec/21
Consumer Price Index CPI 158.16 158.18 points Dec/21
Producer Prices 189.09 189.54 points Dec/21
Producer Prices Change 26.20 27.00 percent Dec/21
Inflation Rate Mom -0.02 3.00 percent Dec/21
Food Inflation 10.33 10.46 percent Dec/21
CPI Transportation 172.35 170.07 points Dec/21
CPI Housing Utilities 156.63 152.40 points Dec/21

News Stream
Pakistan Inflation Rate at 22-Month High of 12.3%
The annual inflation rate in Pakistan accelerated to 12.3 percent in December of 2021 from 11.5 percent in November. It was the highest reading since February 2020, mainly boosted by prices of housing & utilities (16.6 percent vs 14.8 percent in November); restaurants & hotels (12.6 percent vs 11 percent) and furnishings (12.3 percent vs 10.4 percent). Meantime, prices continued to increase for both transport (24.1 percent vs 24.4 percent) and food & non-alcoholic beverages (10.3 percent vs 10.5 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged down 0.02 percent, the first monthly decline since June, reversing from a 3 percent rise in the previous month.
2022-01-03
Pakistan Inflation Rate at Near 2-Year-High
The annual inflation rate in Pakistan accelerated to 11.5 percent in November of 2021 from 9.2 percent in October. It was the strongest inflation rate since February 2020, mainly pushed up by prices of transport (24.4 percent vs 14.4 percent in October); food & non-alcoholic beverages (10.5 percent vs 8.3 percent); housing & utilities (14.8 percent vs 12 percent); restaurants & hotels (11 percent vs 8.3 percent) and furnishings (10.4 percent vs 9.2 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 3 percent, the most since July of 2008, following a 1.9 percent increase in the previous month.
2021-12-02
Pakistan Inflation Rate Quickens in October
The annual inflation rate in Pakistan edged up to 9.2 percent in October of 2021 from 9.0 percent in the previous month. It was the fastest inflation rate since last June, mainly driven by prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (8.3 percent vs 10.2 percent in September) and housing & utilities (12.0 percent vs 9.7 percent). Upward pressure also came from prices of transport (14.4 percent vs 9.1 percent); clothing & footwear (9.3 percent vs 9.2 percent); restaurants & hotels (8.3 percent vs 7.8 percent); and miscellaneous goods & services (8.7 percent vs 7.4 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices advanced 1.9 percent, easing from a 14-month high of 2.1 percent.
2021-11-01

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.