The annual inflation rate in Pakistan eased to 10.87 percent in May of 2021 from 11.1 percent in April of 2021, mainly due to a slowdown in prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (14.83 percent vs 15.91 percent in April); housing & utilities (8.44 percent vs 9.68 percent) and clothing & footwear (10.64 percent vs 11.87 percent). Conversely, costs advanced faster mostly for transport (13.96 percent vs 6.53 percent), miscellaneous goods & services (10.71 percent vs 10.04 percent) and health (9.03 percent vs 8.97 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.1 percent, slowing sharply from a 1.03 percent increase in the previous month. source: Pakistan Bureau of Statistics

Inflation Rate in Pakistan averaged 7.82 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 June of 2021.

Inflation Rate in Pakistan is expected to be 12.00 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 4.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Pakistan Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 3.50 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Pakistan Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.87 11.10 37.81 -10.32 1957 - 2021 percent Monthly
2015/2016=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-03-01 11:30 AM Feb 8.7% 5.65% 6.9%
2021-04-01 05:00 PM Mar 9.05% 8.7% 9.5%
2021-05-03 02:20 AM Apr 11.10% 9.05% 10%
2021-06-01 07:20 AM May 10.87% 11.10% 13.8%
2021-07-01 09:00 AM Jun 10.87%
2021-08-02 09:00 AM Jul
2021-09-01 09:00 AM Aug
2021-10-01 09:00 AM Sep


News Stream
Pakistan Inflation Rate Drops to 10.87% in May
The annual inflation rate in Pakistan eased to 10.87 percent in May of 2021 from 11.1 percent in April of 2021, mainly due to a slowdown in prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (14.83 percent vs 15.91 percent in April); housing & utilities (8.44 percent vs 9.68 percent) and clothing & footwear (10.64 percent vs 11.87 percent). Conversely, costs advanced faster mostly for transport (13.96 percent vs 6.53 percent), miscellaneous goods & services (10.71 percent vs 10.04 percent) and health (9.03 percent vs 8.97 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.1 percent, slowing sharply from a 1.03 percent increase in the previous month.
2021-06-02
Pakistan Inflation Rate at 14-Month High of 11.1%
The annual inflation rate in Pakistan increased to 11.1 percent in April of 2021, the highest since February of 2020, from 9.05 percent in March, as food & non-alcoholic beverages inflation accelerated to a 6-month high of 15.91 percent in April from vs 11.58 percent in March, while housing & utilities inflation rose to 9.68 percent from 8.76 percent. Also, prices increased faster for clothing & footwear (11.87 percent vs 10.72 percent in March), transport (6.53 percent vs 2.92 percent), health (8.97 percent vs 8.81 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up by 1.03 percent, the most since last October, accelerating from a 0.36 percent growth in the prior month.
2021-05-03
Pakistan Inflation Rate Highest in 8 Months
The annual inflation rate in Pakistan increased to 9.05 percent in March of 2021, the highest since July of 2020, from 8.7 percent in February. Prices increased year-on-year across all groups of goods and services, with the most significant being recorded for food & non-alcoholic beverages (11.58 percent vs 9.74 percent), clothing & footwear (10.72 percent vs 11.3 percent), miscellaneous goods (10.62 percent vs 12.24 percent), health (8.81 percent vs 9.21 percent), and utilities & fuels (8.76 percent vs 10.64 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up by 0.36 percent, easing from a 1.80 percent increase in the prior month.
2021-04-01
Pakistan Inflation Rate Highest in 4 Months
The annual inflation rate in Pakistan increased to 8.7 percent in February of 2021, the highest since October of 2020, from 5.65 percent in January, mostly due to a surge in prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (9.74 percent vs 6.66 percent), with non-perishables rising 14.7 percent; utilities & fuels (10.6 percent vs 3.4 percent) and clothing & footwear (11.3 percent vs 9.5 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up by 1.8 percent, following a 0.21 percent decreased in the prior month.
2021-03-01

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.