The inflation rate in Pakistan eased to 8.82 percent year-on-year in April 2019 from 9.41 percent in the previous month, which was the highest level since November 2013. Prices rose at a softer pace for housing & utilities (10.06 percent vs 11.55 percent in March), clothing & footwear (5.27 percent vs 7.21 percent), furnishing & household equipment (8.32 percent vs 9.51 percent) and education (5.57 percent vs 6.12 percent). Meanwhile, inflation accelerated for food & non-alcoholic beverages (8.51 percent vs 8.22 percent) and transport (14.50 percent vs 13.01 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices advanced 1.26 percent in April, due to rising petrol and diesel prices as well as an increase in the cost of food items such as carrots, oranges, cabbage and chicken. Inflation Rate in Pakistan averaged 7.76 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 7.50 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 6.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-02-01 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 7.19% 6.17% 6.0%
2019-03-01 02:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY 8.21% 7.19% 7.3%
2019-04-01 06:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 9.41% 8.21% 8.7%
2019-05-02 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 8.82% 9.41% 8.4%
2019-06-03 05:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 8.82% 8.5%
2019-07-01 05:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 7.5%
2019-08-01 05:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 7.2%


Pakistan Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 8.82 9.41 37.81 -10.32 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 244.03 240.99 244.03 62.82 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 7.00 8.50 11.40 3.40 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 262.55 256.60 262.55 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 259.57 253.67 259.57 20.05 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 795.80 755.20 795.80 1.20 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 1334.50 1309.40 1637.33 0.60 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.26 1.42 3.33 -1.32 percent [+]
Food Inflation 8.51 8.22 12.99 -1.06 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 228.21 226.12 228.21 131.23 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 214.66 211.31 214.66 141.37 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 13.81 12.63 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 May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.82 9.41 37.81 -10.32 1957 - 2019 percent Monthly
2007/2008=100




Country Last Previous
Argentina 55.80 Apr/19
Australia 1.30 Mar/19
Brazil 4.94 Apr/19
Canada 2.00 Apr/19
China 2.50 Apr/19
Euro Area 1.70 Apr/19
France 1.30 Apr/19
Germany 2.00 Apr/19
India 2.92 Apr/19
Indonesia 2.83 Apr/19
Italy 1.10 Apr/19
Japan 0.90 Apr/19
Mexico 4.41 Apr/19
Netherlands 2.90 Apr/19
Russia 5.20 Apr/19
Saudi Arabia -1.90 Apr/19
Singapore 0.80 Apr/19
South Africa 4.40 Apr/19
South Korea 0.60 Apr/19
Spain 1.50 Apr/19
Switzerland 0.70 Apr/19
Turkey 19.50 Apr/19
United Kingdom 2.10 Apr/19
United States 2.00 Apr/19


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