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Headline inflation grows by 3.2 percent in March 2018

ISLAMABAD: The headline inflation i.e. Consumer Price Index (CPI) has been increased by 3.2 percent on Year on Year (YoY) basis in March 2018 as compared to an increase of 3.8 percent in the previous month, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) said on Monday.

Pakistanis spend $1.4bn on import of luxury cars, expensive smart phones in eight months

KARACHI: Pakistanis have spent $1.4 billion on import of luxury motor cars and latest smart phones during first eight months of current fiscal year despite realizing the serious balance of payment crisis of the country.

Pakistan trade deficit widens by 21pc to $24.27bn in eight months

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s trade deficit has widened by 21 percent to $24.27 billion during first eight months of current fiscal year as compared with the deficit of $20.01 billion in the corresponding months of the last fiscal year, according to trade data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) on Friday.

Headline inflation grows by 3.8pc in Feb 2018

ISLAMABAD: The headline inflation based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) has increased by 3.8 percent on year-on-year basis in February 2018 as compared to an increase of 4.4 percent in the previous month and 4.2 percent in February 2017, according data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) on Thursday.

Import of motor cars decline by 44pc in Jan 2018 on restrictions

KARACHI: The import of motor cars has been declined by 44 percent in January 2018 due to restrictions imposed by the government under Import Policy Order (IPO)- 2016.

Pakistan’s trade gap widens by 24.18pc in 7 months

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan trade gap has widened by 24.18 percent as trade deficit ballooned by 21.54 billion in the first seven months of the current fiscal year.

Inflation contracts at 4.4pc in January 2018

ISLAMABAD: The headline inflation i.e. Consumer Price Index (CPI) has contracted at 4.4 percent in January 2018 as compared with the increase of 4.6 percent in the previous month, according data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) on Thursday.

Power generating machines import declines by 26.13 percent

KARACHI: The import of power generating machines has declined significantly by 26.13 percent during first half of the current fiscal year owing to improvement in availability of electricity in the country.

Pakistan imports mobile phones worth Rs40bn in six months

KARACHI: Pakistan has imported mobile phones worth Rs40 billion in the first half of fiscal year 2017/2018 showing the huge demand of cellular phones in the telecom industry.

Car imports increase sharply by 64.62pc in first half of FY18

KARACHI: The import of cars in completely build up (CBU) condition has increased by 64.62 percent during the first half of the current fiscal year despite the initiatives of the ministry of commerce to stop misuse of facility granted on imports under different schemes.