Pakistan Market Price Bulletin December 2012

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 31 Dec 2012 View Original

Highlights

  • In November, General inflation, based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI), increased by 6.9% year-on-year basis compared to 7.7% in the previous month.

  • The price of main staple cereals reached an all-time high in November.

  • The Government increased the wheat support price from Rs.1,050 per 40 kg to Rs.1,200 per 40 kg.

  • Prices of poultry products increased significantly, whereas marginal fluctuations were observed in prices of other major food commodities.

  • Global wheat production as well as supply increased while price continued to rise.

  • Prices of petroleum products experienced marginal decrease.

  • Purchasing power of the low income earners went slightly down in November.