The annual inflation rate in Pakistan declined to 8.4 percent in November of 2020, the lowest since August, from 8.9 percent in October, mostly due to a slowdown in prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (15.1 percent vs 16.6 percent) and health (7.6 percent vs 7.8 percent). Also, cost continued to decrease for transport (-4.1 vs -1.5 percent). In contrast, inflation accelerated for restaurants & hotels (9.3 percent vs 8.9 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 0.8 percent, following a 1.7 percent increase in the prior month. source: Pakistan Bureau of Statistics

Inflation Rate in Pakistan averaged 7.82 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 December of 2020.

Inflation Rate in Pakistan is expected to be 10.00 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 6.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Pakistan Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 7.50 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Pakistan Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.35 8.91 37.81 -10.32 1957 - 2020 percent Monthly
2015/2016=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-09-01 01:30 PM Aug 8.21% 9.26% 8.1%
2020-10-02 04:00 PM Sep 9.04% 8.21% 7.8%
2020-11-03 07:30 AM Oct 8.91% 9.04% 6.4%
2020-12-02 03:50 AM Nov 8.35% 8.91% 5.5%
2021-01-04 03:00 AM Dec 8.35%
2021-02-03 10:00 AM Jan
2021-03-02 11:30 AM Feb
2021-04-01 09:00 AM Mar


News Stream
Pakistan Inflation Rate Eases to 8.4% in November
The annual inflation rate in Pakistan declined to 8.4 percent in November of 2020, the lowest since August, from 8.9 percent in October, mostly due to a slowdown in prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (15.1 percent vs 16.6 percent) and health (7.6 percent vs 7.8 percent). Also, cost continued to decrease for transport (-4.1 vs -1.5 percent). In contrast, inflation accelerated for restaurants & hotels (9.3 percent vs 8.9 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 0.8 percent, following a 1.7 percent increase in the prior month.
2020-12-02
Pakistan Inflation Rate Drops to 8.9% in October
The annual inflation rate in Pakistan edged down to 8.9 percent in October of 2020 from 9 percent in September, mostly due to a slowdown in prices of housing & utilities (2.7 percent vs 6.1 percent) and health (7.8 percent vs 8.3 percent). Also, cost continued to decrease for transport (-1.5 percent, the same pace as in September). In contrast, inflation quickened for food & non-alcoholic beverages (16.6 percent vs 14.7 percent) and restaurants & hotels (8.9 percent vs 8.3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 1.7 percent, following a 1.5 percent increase in the prior month.
2020-11-03
Pakistan Inflation Rate Edges Up to 9%
The annual inflation rate rose to 9 percent in September of 2020 from 8.2 percent in the previous month. Main upward pressure came from prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (14.7 percent vs 12.9 percent in August); health (8.3 percent vs 7.7 percent); furnishings (7.9 percent vs 7.5 percent); restaurants & hotels (8.3 percent vs 8 percent) and recreation & culture (3.9 percent vs 3.5 percent). In addition, transport cost fell much less (-1.5 percent vs -3,4 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched up 1.5 percent after increasing 0.6 percent in the previous month.
2020-10-02
Pakistan August Inflation Rate at Over 1-Year Low of 8.2%
The annual inflation rate in Pakistan decreased to 8.2 percent in August of 2020 from 9.3 in the previous month. It as the lowest rate since June of 2019, as prices moderated for food & non-alcoholic beverages (12.9 percent vs 17.8 percent in July); clothing & footwear (9.2 percent vs 10.3 percent); furnishings (7.5 percent vs 7.8 percent) and recreation & culture (3.5 percent vs 3.8 percent). Meantime, transport costs continued to decrease (-3.4 percent vs -4.5 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 0.6 percent, slowing from a 2.5 percent rise in the previous month.
2020-09-01

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.