ISLAMABAD – Prices of various food items go down considerably during the week ending on July 15 as compared to the previous week, the Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) revealed.
According to the data, the prices of bananas witnessed decrease of Rs 7.15 per cent whereas chicken prices witnessed decline of 3.43 per cent on Week-on-Week basis (WoW).
Likewise the prices of pulses including moong, mash, gram and masoor decreased by 0.52, 0.30 per cent, 0.23 per cent and 0.01 per cent respectively whereas the electricity charges for quarter1 went down by 0.5 per cent.
Meanwhile, on Year-on-Year basis the prices of food items that witnessed decrease included Moong pulse, the prices of which declined by 19.93 per cent during the week under review compared to the corresponding week of last year.
The prices of tomatoes also declined by 16.56 per cent, potatoes by 16.22 per cent, chicken by 7.16 per cent and garlic by 4.61 per cent.
It is pertinent to mention here that during the week under review, prices of 07 (13.7) items witnessed decrease whereas that of 21 (41.2 per cent) remained constant.
On the other hand, the items that witnessed increase in prices on WoW basis included tomatoes, the prices of which went up by 8.18 per cent whereas the prices of onions rose by 6.96 per cent, cooking oil by 3.89 per cent, sugar by 3.02 per cent, garlic by 2.74 per cent vegetable ghee (2.5kg) by 2.55 per cent, potatoes by 2.41 per cent, vegetable ghee (1kg), 2.31, eggs by 1.86 per cent, rice (Basmati broken) by 1.12 per cent and LPG by 6.06 per cent.