ISLAMABAD: The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week ended July 9 registered a decrease of 0.21% over the previous week for the lowest income group. The SPI for the group stood at 205.64 points against 206.08 points in the previous week, according to provisional figures released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. The SPI for the combined income group fell 0.17% from 215.03 points in the previous week to 214.66 in the week under review. Compared to the corresponding week of last year, the SPI for the combined income group fell 0.27%. During the week, average prices of eight items fell in a selected basket of goods, prices of 16 items rose and rates of remaining 29 goods recorded no change.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 11th, 2015.
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