ISLAMABAD: The prices of various food items went down during the week ending on November 18 as compared to the previous week, according to the Sensitive price Indicator (SPI) data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) Friday.
According to the data, the food commodities that witnessed decrease in prices on Week-on-Week (WoW) basis included tomatoes and sugar, the prices of which declined by 5.77 percent and 4.25 percent respectively.
The other food commodities that witnessed decrease in prices included onions (2.14%), gur (1.48%), ppotatoes (1.36%), pulse Masoor (0.43%), garlic (0.13%), wheat flour (0.08%), LPG (0.08%) and Pulse Gram (0.02%).
On Year-on-Year (YoY) basis, the commodities that witnessed decrease in prices during the week compared to corresponding week of last year included onions (38.61%), pulse Moong (28.80%), potatoes (26.55%), tomatoes (6.34%) and sugar (3.51%).
On the other hand, the items that witnessed increase in prices on WoW basis included chicken (8.26%), cooking oil 5 litre (4.72%), bananas (4.18%), washing soap (3.94%), vegetable ghee 2.5 kg (3.15%), vegetable ghee 1 kg (2.38%), rice Irri (1.76%), pulse Moong (1.62%), eggs (1.52%), fire wood (1.24%) and tea Prepared (1.21%).