Prices of tomatoes, cooking oil among 29 essential items to witness surge

he weekly inflation, based on the Sensitive Price Index (SPI), for the week ended October 21 registered an increase of 1.38% for the combined income group going up from 159.26 points during the week ended October 14 to 161.46 points in the week under review. According to the provisional figures released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), the average prices of 29 essential items, including tomatoes, mustard oil, vegetable ghee, potatoes, cooking oil, etc., rose during the outgoing week. Prices of seven items, including chicken, wheat flour and onions…

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