ISLAMABAD: The prices of various food items went down during the week ending on December 16 as compared to the previous week, according to the Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).
According to the data, the food commodities that witnessed decrease in prices on Week-on-Week (WoW) basis included potatoes and tomatoes, the prices of which declined by 15.52 percent and 12.65 percent respectively.
The other food products that witnessed decrease in prices included chicken (5.94%), onions (3.94%), eggs (1.69%), gur (1.34%), sugar (1.29%), chilies powdered (0.57%), beef (0.54%), pulse Moong (0.37%), rice Basmati broken (0.20%), mutton (0.15%) and wheat flour (0.04%).
Among non-food items, the prices of diesel and petrol went down by 3.48% and 3.40% respectively, the data revealed.
On Year-on-Year (YoY) basis, the commodities that witnessed decrease in prices during the week compared to corresponding week of last year included onions (28.72%), pulse Moong (24.87%), chicken (16.09%), tomatoes (14.76%), potatoes (14.58%) and eggs (9.86%).
On the other hand, the items that witnessed increase in prices on WoW basis included pulse Masoor (4.11%), salt (3.70%), pulse Gram (2.08%), bananas (1.69%), mustard oil (1.35%), pulse Mash (1.32%).
Among non-food items, the prices of electricity for Q1 went up by 10.37% and washing soap by 1.23%.
On YoY basis, the commodities that witnessed increase in prices Electricity for Q1 (83.95%), LPG (65.26%), cooking oil 5 litre (60.37%), vegetable ghee 1 Kg (57.56%), vegetable ghee 2.5 Kg (55.62%), mustard oil (55.60%), washing soap (45.75%), petrol (35.42%), chilies powdered (32.24%), pulse Masoor (29.52%) and diesel (26.72%).