ISLAMABAD: The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week ended July 16 registered an increase of 0.22% over the previous week for the lowest income group. The SPI for the group stood at 206.09 points against 205.64 points in the previous week, according to provisional figures released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. The SPI for the combined income group rose 0.20% from 214.66 points in the previous week to 215.09 in the week under review. Compared to the corresponding week of last year, the SPI for the combined income group fell 0.28%. During the week, average prices of five items fell in a selected basket of goods, prices of 17 items rose and rates of remaining 31 goods recorded no change.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 18th, 2015.
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