Pakistan Inflation Rate Down To 5.13% In May


In Pakistan, General CPI, increased by 5.13 percent yoy in May 2013 as compared to 5.8 percent in the previous month and 12.3 percent in May 2012. On a month-on-month basis, it increased by 0.5 percent in May 2013 as against 1.1 percent in the previous month and 1.1 percent in May 2012.

Year-on-year biggest food price increases were registered in: onions (107 percent), tomatoes (78 percent), fresh vegetables (30 percent), tea (18 percent), wheat flour (17 percent), wheat (15 percent), honey (15 percent), cigarettes (13 percent), wheat products (13 percent), rice (11 percent), cereals (11 percent) and milk powder (10 percent). On the other hand, price decreases were recorded in: pulse gram (21 percent), spices (19 percent), gram whole (16 percent), chicken (15 percent), fresh fruits (14 percent), besan (13 percent), potatoes (13 percent), pulse mash (9 percent), eggs (8 percent), pulse moong (8 percent), vegetable ghee (5 percent) and sugar (3 percent).

Year-on-year highest non-food products price increases were registered in: woolen readymade garments (20 percent), dopatta (17 percent), cleaning and laundry (16 percent), cotton cloth (15 percent), health care (14 percent), newspapers (14 percent), tailoring (13 percent), readymade garments (13 percent), hosiery (13 percent), medical equipment (12 percent) and text books (12 percent). On the other hand, price drops were recorded in only three items: gas (46 percent), motor fuel (9 percent) and kerosene oil (0.34 percent).

Core inflation measured by non-food non-energy CPI increased by 8.1 percent in May 2013 as compared to 8.7 percent in April 2013 and by 11.1 percent in May 2012. Core inflation on a month-on-month basis increased by 0.3 percent in May 2013 as compared to 1.1 percent a month earlier and 0.8 percent in May 2012.

Pakistan Inflation Rate Down To 5.13% In May


Pakistan Bureau of Statistics | Duarte Ricardo | duarte.ricardo@tradingeconomics.com
6/3/2013 1:11:44 PM