In December, general inflation, based on Consumer Price Index (CPI), increased by 7.9 percent year-on-year basis compared to 6.9 percent in the previous month.
Price of domestic wheat and wheat flour increased further in December.
Marginal fluctuations were observed in prices of essential food commodities except that of poultry products which went up significantly.
Price of global wheat decreased significantly while marginal decrease was observed in supply.
The price of Compact Natural Gas (CNG) increased by about 21 percent.
Purchasing power of poor households deteriorated further in December.