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Pakistan inflation eases to 3.70 percent in December
January 2, 2017 / 7:10 AM / a year ago

Pakistan inflation eases to 3.70 percent in December

ISLAMABAD(Reuters) - Pakistan’s annual inflation rate eased to 3.70 percent in December from 3.81 percent in November, the Bureau of Statistics said on Monday.

A man selling mangoes pushes his wares on a cart at a market in Karachi, Pakistan, June 1, 2015. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro/Files

On a month-on-month basis, prices decreased by 0.68 percent in December compared with November, the bureau said.

Average inflation for the July-December period stood at 3.88 percent, compared with the same period last year.

The steepest rise in year-on-year prices was seen in the prices of gram flour, pulse gram and besan. The steepest drop in year-on-year prices was in the price of onions, tomatoes and chicken.

Reporting and writing by Kay Johnson; Editing by Paul Tait

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