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Prices for a variety of Vegetables and other food goods decreased in the week ending December 23 compared to the previous week, according to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) statistics issued Friday.

On a week-to-week (WoW) basis, the prices of potatoes and chillies fell by 5.26 percent and 4.16 percent, respectively, according to the data presented.

Onions, gur, and wheat flour were among the other food items to see a drop in price of at least 0.76%. (0.12 percent )

According to a Year-on-Year comparison (YoY) basis, the commodities that saw a decline in costs compared to the corresponding week of last year included onions (25.15%), pulse Moong (24.56%), tomatoes (16.48%), ggs (10.13%), chicken (9.74%), and potatoes (9.74%) (7.98 percent ).

According to WoW prices, pulse tomatoes rose 7.28 percent, eggs rose 2.95%, Masoor rose 1.72%), sugar rose 1.46%), gents sponge chappals rose 20.08%), ladies sandals rose 16.69%), LPG rose 5.03%), and georgette rose 5.03%). (1.00 percent )

For the first quarter of the year, the price of electricity increased by 83.95 percent, LPG by 71.18 percent, cooking oil by 5 litres by 5.93 percent, vegetable ghee by 1 kilogramme by 5.77 percent, vegetable ghee by 2.5 kilogrammes by 5.70 percent, gents sponge chappals by 50.25 percent, gents sandals by 44.49 percent, washing soap by 44.39 percent, and petrol by 35.42 percent (26.72 percent ),

The prices of 23 (45.09 percent) of 51 items went up, 05 (9.80 percent) went down, and 23 (45.09 percent) stayed the same during the week.

There was a 0.40 percent increase in weekly inflation for the combined income group for the week ending December 16 compared to the previous week, according to the SPI.

This group’s SPI was 168.83 points for the week under review, compared to 168.16 points the week before.

There are 17 urban locations and 51 necessary products for all spending groups included by the weekly SPI with a base year of 2015-16=100.

SPI for the lowest consumption group up to Rs17,732 had a 0.28 percent gain and rose from 177.32 points to 177.82 points in the week under review; this represents a 0.28 percent increase from last week.

In the meantime, the SPI climbed by 0.29 percent, 0.31 percent, 0.133 percent, and 0.46 percent for the consumption categories of Rs 17,732-22,888; Rs 22,889-29,517; Rs 29,518-44,175; and above Rs 44,175

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