The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week ended January 20, 2021 registered a decrease of 0.06% for the combined income group, going down from 167.39 points during the week ended January 13, 2021 to 167.29 points in the week under review.

The SPI for the combined income group rose 19.36% compared to the corresponding week of previous year.

The SPI for the lowest income group increased 0.02% compared to the previous week.

The index for the group stood at 175.41 points against 175.38 points in the previous week, according to provisional figures released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).

During the week under review, average prices of 24 items rose in a selected basket of goods, prices of seven items fell and rates of remaining 20 goods recorded no change.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 22nd, 2022.

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