Pakistan’s annual inflation rate increased to 12.42 percent in December of 2019 from 12.28 percent in the previous month. This was the highest inflation rate since September, as prices advanced faster for food & non-alcoholic beverages (16.88 percent vs 16.53 percent in November); housing & utilities (9.72 percent vs 9.68 percent); clothing & footwear (10.22 percent vs 10.11 percent); transport (12.02 percent vs 10.73 percent); and communication (1.73 percent vs 1.68 percent).Meanwhile, prices rose softer for: education (5.62 percent vs 5.83 percent), miscellaneous goods & services (11.59 percent vs 13.22 percent); and furniture & household equipment (11.71 percent vs 11.92 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.29 percent, following a 1.2 percent gain in the previous month.

Inflation Rate in Pakistan averaged 7.79 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. 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. source: Pakistan Bureau of Statistics

Inflation Rate in Pakistan is expected to be 14.00 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 8.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Pakistan Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 11.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Pakistan Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12.42 12.30 37.81 -10.32 1957 - 2019 percent Monthly
2007/2008=100

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-02 02:30 PM Sep 12.55% 11.63% 11.7%
2019-11-06 11:50 PM Oct 11.08% 12.55% 11.0%
2019-12-04 09:20 AM Nov 12.3% 11.08% 11.2%
2020-01-02 03:00 AM Dec 12.42% 12.3% 13.4%
2020-02-03 10:00 AM Jan 12.42% 13.8%


News Stream
2019-12-05
Pakistan Inflation Rate Rises to 12.3% in November
Pakistan’s annual inflation rate increased to 12.28 percent in November of 2019 from 11.08 percent in the previous month. Prices advanced faster for food & non-alcoholic beverages (16.53 percent vs 13.10 percent in October); clothing & footwear (10.11 percent vs 9.18 percent); education (5.83 percent vs 4.83 percent), and communication (1.68 percent vs 1.62 percent). Meanwhile, prices rose softer for: housing & utilities (9.68 percent vs 9.71 percent); transport (10.73 percent vs 11.88 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (13.22 percent vs 13.31 percent);and furniture & household equipment (11.92 percent vs 12.14 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 1.20 percent, following a 1.0 percent gain in the previous month.

2019-11-06
Pakistan Inflation Rate at 3-Month Low of 11.1%
Pakistan’s annual inflation rate dropped to 11.08 percent in October of 2019 from 12.55 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation rate since July, as prices advanced softer for food & non-alcoholic beverages (13.10 percent vs 13.35 percent in September); housing & utilities (9.71 percent vs 12.75 percent); transport (11.88 percent vs 14.28 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (13.31 percent vs 14.51 percent); education (4.83 percent vs 5.21 percent), and communication (1.62 percent vs 8.97 percent). Meanwhile, prices rose faster for both furniture & household equipment (12.14 percent vs 11.33 percent) and clothing & footwear (9.18 percent vs 8.68 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 1.0 percent, following a 0.75 percent gain in the previous month.

2019-10-02
Pakistan Inflation Rate Highest Since 2011
Pakistan’s annual inflation rate increased to 12.55 percent in September of 2019 from 11.63 percent in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since June of 2011, as prices advanced faster for food & non-alcoholic beverages (13.35 percent vs 10.68 percent in August); housing & utilities (12.75 percent vs 12.70 percent); clothing & footwear (8.68 percent vs 8.51 percent); furniture & household equipment (11.33 percent vs 10.66 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (14.51 percent vs 14.42 percent). On the other hand, prices slowed for transport (14.28 percent vs 15.26 percent); education (5.21 percent vs 7.05 percent) and communication (8.97 percent vs 8.98 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.75 percent, following a 1.38 percent rise in the previous month.

2019-09-05
Pakistan Inflation Rate Rises to Over 7-Year High
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.


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.