After three weeks of declining trends, inflation has begun to rise across the country, with the annual rate rising to 30.62 percent in the last week.
In its weekly inflation report, the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) revealed that the prices of 20 commodities increased, the rates of 10 commodities decreased, and the rates of 21 remained stable.
According to PBS, onion prices increased by 47.77 percent last week, tomato prices increased by 30.29 percent, tea prices increased by 2.50 percent, and bread prices increased by 1.74 percent. Furthermore, washing soap increased in price by 1.13 percent.
According to the report, potatoes became 0.13 percent cheaper, while liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) became 4.14 percent cheaper. It revealed that the price of flour decreased by 2.99 percent, the price of lentils decreased by 1.59 percent, the price of cooking oil decreased by 1.12 percent, the price of garlic decreased by 0.22 percent, and the price of sugar decreased by 0.60 percent.
According to PBS, the inflation rate for those earning up to Rs17,732 per month is 24.16 percent; for those earning between Rs17,732 and Rs22,888, it is 24.01 percent; for those earning between Rs22,888 and Rs29,517, it is 28.55 percent; for those earning between Rs29,518 and Rs44,175, it is 31.40 percent; and for those earning more than Rs44,176 per month, it is 37.09 percent.