ISLAMABAD: Inflation in the country has reached its highest level this year and the inflation rate has reached 11.24 percent. In one week, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, eggs, chicken, flour and sugar became more expensive.
According to the details, the basic necessities of the country have become out of reach of the people and the prices of vegetables, flour, sugar and eggs have skyrocketed.
The Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) has released the latest data on inflation, which rose to 1.24 per cent in the first week of this month, after which the country’s inflation rate reached a record high of 11.2 per cent this financial year.
The Federal Bureau of Statistics says prices of 24 essential commodities have risen in recent weeks, with only four declining while 23 remained stable.
According to the statistics, a 20 kg bag of flour became more expensive by Rs. 162, tomatoes by Rs. 79, eggs by Rs.
On the other hand, garlic became cheaper by Rs 25, onion by Rs 1 and LPG by Rs 199.
It may be recalled that in September this year, the inflation rate had reached 9.04 per cent and an increase of 1.54 per cent was recorded. Inflation stood at 8.85 percent.