ISLAMABAD: The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week ended June 11 registered an increase of 0.74% over the previous week for the lowest income group. The SPI for the group stood at 205.58 points against 204.07 points in the previous week, according to provisional figures released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. The SPI for the combined income group rose 0.82% from 212.91 points in the previous week to 214.65 in the week under review. Compared to the corresponding week of last year, the SPI for the combined income group rose 1.15%. During the week, average prices of 8 items fell in a selected basket of goods, prices of 23 items rose and rates of remaining 22 goods recorded no change.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 13th, 2015.
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