Sensitive Price Index (SPI) based inflation in the country has increased at historical level of 27.82 percent, an increase of 3.38% in one week as prices of 36 items including vegetables, ghee, meat and pulses have gone up during the last week.

According to the weekly inflation report of the Bureau of Statistics, the rate of inflation in the country has risen to a historic level this week, with an increase of 3.38% recorded in one week. As a result, the overall annual rate of inflation has reached 27.82%.

According to the report, prices of 36 items, including vegetables, ghee, meat and pulses, rose by 12.10 per cent, potatoes by 6.89 per cent and cooked lentils by 5.90 per cent in one year. Slippers became 51% and 52% more expensive.

In one year, lentils became more expensive by 74.77 percent, mustard oil by 80.88 per cent and LPG by 60.97 per cent.

In one year, petrol went up by 110% and diesel by 132 rupees. Ghee rose 81 percent and edible oil 71 percent. In one year, onions became 135 per cent and tomatoes 119 per cent more expensive, lentils 5.29 per cent and beef 5.19 per cent more expensive.

According to the report, prices of 6 items declined during the week, while prices of 9 items remained stable during the week. Similarly, red chillies, lentils and sugar fell by 43 per cent, 18 per cent and 10.79 per cent, respectively, in one year.

Onion prices fell by 5.20 per cent, flour by 2.19 per cent and LPG by 1.32 per cent in one week. From 17 17.43 billion in April to 28.14 billion in the same period this year.

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