The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week ended June 10, 2021 registered a decrease of 0.59% for the combined income group, going down from 148.38 points during the week ended June 3, 2021 to 147.51 points in the week under review. The SPI for the combined income group rose 15.38% compared to the corresponding week of previous year. The SPI for the lowest income group decreased 0.26% compared to the previous week. The index for the group stood at 158.90 points against 159.31 points in the previous week, according to provisional figures released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). During the week, average prices of 14 items rose in a selected basket of goods, prices of nine items fell and rates of remaining 28 goods recorded no change.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 13h, 2021.
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