Pakistan

Pakistan Market Monitor Report - May 2022

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Headline inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased in April 2022 by 1.61% over March 2022 and increased by 13.37% over April 2021. CPI food inflation in April 2022 increased by 17.04% over April 2021.

  • In April 2022, among staple cereals, prices increased for rice Irri-6 (+1.4%) and wheat (+0.3%) while prices decreased for wheat flour (-4.7%) and rice Basmati (-1.3%) from March 2022.

  • In April 2022, among non-cereal food commodities, prices increased for cooking oil (+9.1%) vegetable ghee (+4.7%) and pulses Masoor (+3.3%), Moong (+2.8%), Mash (+1.3%), and Gram (+1.2%). On the other hand, prices decreased for live chicken (-5.0%), eggs (-0.7%) and sugar (-0.6%) from March 2022.

  • In April 2022, the average ToT slightly increased by 6.4% from the previous month. It was recorded at 17.59 kg of wheat flour.

  • In April 2022, retail prices of Super Petrol and High-Speed Diesel (HSD) remained unchanged from March 2022.