ISLAMABAD: The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week ended July 17, 2014 has registered an increase of 0.21% over the previous week for the lowest income group. The SPI for the week under review for the above mentioned group was recorded at 206.68 points against 205.97 registered in the previous week, according to provisional figures from the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. The SPI for the combined groups also increased 0.34% from 215.24 points in the previous week to 215.70 this week. Compared to the corresponding week last year, the SPI for combined groups inflated 7.59%. During the week under review, average prices of indexed items changed as follows —5 items registered a decrease, 19 items increased and the remaining 29 items remained unchanged.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 19th, 2014.
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