The annual inflation rate in Pakistan increased to 9.05 percent in March of 2021, the highest since July of 2020, from 8.7 percent in February. Prices increased year-on-year across all groups of goods and services, with the most significant being recorded for food & non-alcoholic beverages (11.58 percent vs 9.74 percent), clothing & footwear (10.72 percent vs 11.3 percent), miscellaneous goods (10.62 percent vs 12.24 percent), health (8.81 percent vs 9.21 percent), and utilities & fuels (8.76 percent vs 10.64 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up by 0.36 percent, easing from a 1.80 percent increase in the prior month. source: Pakistan Bureau of Statistics

Inflation Rate in Pakistan averaged 7.82 percent from 1957 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 37.81 percent in December of 1973 and a record low of -10.32 percent in February of 1959. This page provides the latest reported value for - Pakistan Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Pakistan Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2021.

Inflation Rate in Pakistan is expected to be 10.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Pakistan to stand at 4.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Pakistan Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 3.50 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Pakistan Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.05 8.70 37.81 -10.32 1957 - 2021 percent Monthly
2015/2016=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-01-01 06:00 AM Dec 8% 8.35% 9.1%
2021-02-01 07:15 AM Jan 5.65% 8% 7.6%
2021-03-01 11:30 AM Feb 8.7% 5.65% 6.9%
2021-04-01 05:00 PM Mar 9.05% 8.7% 9.5%
2021-05-03 09:00 AM Apr 9.05% 10%
2021-06-01 09:00 AM May
2021-07-01 09:00 AM Jun
2021-08-02 09:00 AM Jul


News Stream
Pakistan Inflation Rate Highest in 8 Months
The annual inflation rate in Pakistan increased to 9.05 percent in March of 2021, the highest since July of 2020, from 8.7 percent in February. Prices increased year-on-year across all groups of goods and services, with the most significant being recorded for food & non-alcoholic beverages (11.58 percent vs 9.74 percent), clothing & footwear (10.72 percent vs 11.3 percent), miscellaneous goods (10.62 percent vs 12.24 percent), health (8.81 percent vs 9.21 percent), and utilities & fuels (8.76 percent vs 10.64 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up by 0.36 percent, easing from a 1.80 percent increase in the prior month.
2021-04-01
Pakistan Inflation Rate Highest in 4 Months
The annual inflation rate in Pakistan increased to 8.7 percent in February of 2021, the highest since October of 2020, from 5.65 percent in January, mostly due to a surge in prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (9.74 percent vs 6.66 percent), with non-perishables rising 14.7 percent; utilities & fuels (10.6 percent vs 3.4 percent) and clothing & footwear (11.3 percent vs 9.5 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up by 1.8 percent, following a 0.21 percent decreased in the prior month.
2021-03-01
Pakistan Inflation Rate at 2-Year Low
The annual inflation rate in Pakistan declined to 5.65 percent in January of 2021, the lowest since January of 2019, from 8 percent in December, mostly due to a slowdown in prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (6.66 percent vs 13.3 percent), with perishables plunging 21.3 percent; restaurants & hotels (8.92 percent vs 9.87 percent); and clothing & footwear (9.52 percent vs 9.64 percent). Also, cost decreased at a slower pace for transport (-2.58 vs -3.47 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were down 0.21 percent, following a 0.68 percent decreased in the prior month.
2021-02-01
Pakistan Inflation Rate Eases to 8.4% in November
The annual inflation rate in Pakistan declined to 8.4 percent in November of 2020, the lowest since August, from 8.9 percent in October, mostly due to a slowdown in prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (15.1 percent vs 16.6 percent) and health (7.6 percent vs 7.8 percent). Also, cost continued to decrease for transport (-4.1 vs -1.5 percent). In contrast, inflation accelerated for restaurants & hotels (9.3 percent vs 8.9 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 0.8 percent, following a 1.7 percent increase in the prior month.
2020-12-02

Pakistan Inflation Rate
In Pakistan, most important categories in the consumer price index are food and non-alcoholic beverages (35 percent of total weight); housing, water, electricity, gas and fuels (29 percent); clothing and footwear (8 percent) and transport (7 percent). The index also includes furnishings and household equipment (4 percent), education (4 percent), communication (3 percent) and health (2 percent). The remaining 8 percent is composed by: recreation and culture, restaurants and hotels, alcoholic beverages and tobacco and other goods and services.