The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week ended October 28, 2021 registered an increase of 1.23% for the combined income group, going up from 161.46 points during the week ended October 21, 2021 to 163.44 points in the week under review.

The SPI for the combined income group rose 14.31% compared to the corresponding week of previous year.

The SPI for the lowest income group increased 1.29% compared to the previous week. The index for the group stood at 174.06 points against 171.85 points in the previous week, according to provisional figures released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).

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During the week under review, average prices of 25 items rose in a selected basket of goods, prices of four items fell and rates of remaining 22 goods recorded no change. 

Published in The Express Tribune, October 30th, 2021.

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