ISLAMABAD: The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week ended December 15, 2016 registered a decrease of 0.52% for the combined income group, going down from 220.58 points in the previous week to 219.43 in the week under review. Compared to the corresponding week of last year, the SPI for the combined income group rose 0.71%. The SPI for the lowest income group also decreased 0.60% compared to the previous week. The index for the group stood at 210.44 points against 211.71 in the previous week, according to provisional figures released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. During the week, average prices of 15 items rose in a selected basket of goods, prices of 12 items fell and rates of remaining 26 goods recorded no change.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 17th, 2016.
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