ISLAMABAD: The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week ended April 21 registered a fall of 0.19% for the combined income group from 216.15 points in the previous week to 215.74 in the week under review. Compared to the corresponding week of last year, the SPI for the combined income group rose 3.57%. The SPI for the lowest income group decreased 0.30% compared to the previous week. The SPI for the group stood at 206.27 points against 206.89 in the previous week, according to provisional figures released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. During the week, average prices of 21 items rose in a selected basket of goods, prices of 11 items fell and rates of remaining 21 goods recorded no change.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 23rd, 2016.
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