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ISLAMABAD: The Consumer Price Index (CPI) witnessed an increase of 9.2 percent on year-on-year basis in October 2021 as compared to an increase of nine percent in the previous month and 8.9 percent in October 2020, says the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). According to the PBS data, the prices of food and non-food items including chicken, egg, cooking oil/ghee, wheat, wheat flour, vegetables, pulses, electricity charges, and petroleum products witnessed significant increase during the period under review. As per the monthly review of price indices by the PBS on month-on-month basis, it increased by 1.9 percent in October 2021 as compared to increase of 2.1 percent in the previous month and an increase of 1.7 percent in October 2020. The National Consumer Price Index for October 2021 is increased by 1.90 percent over September 2021 and increased by 9.19 percent over corresponding month of the last year i.e. October 2020. The CPI inflation Urban, increased by 9.6 percent on year-on-year basis in October 2021 as compared to an increase of 9.1 percent in the previous month and 7.3 percent in October 2020. On month-on-month basis, it increased by 1.7 percent in October 2021 as compared to increase of 2.0 percent in the previous month and an increase of 1.3 percent in October 2020. The CPI inflation Rural, increased by 8.7 percent on year-on-year basis in October 2021 as compared to an increase of 8.8 percent in the previous month and 11.3 percent in October 2020. On month-on-month basis, it increased by 2.2 percent in October 2021 as compared to increase of 2.3 percent in the previous month and an increase of 2.4 percent in October 2020. The Sensitive Price Index (SPI) inflation on YoY increased by 15.2 percent in October 2021 as compared to an increase of 16.6 percent a month earlier and an increase of 12.3 percent in October 2020. On MoM basis, it increased by 2.1 percent in October 2021 as compared to increase of 2.7 percent a month earlier, and an increase of 3.0 percent in October 2020.