The overall rate of inflation as measured by the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) on year-on-year (Y-o-Y) basis has gone up to 1.0% in October 2023 from 0.8 % in September 2023.

The Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) mentioned that y-o-y inflation of the food group remained unchanged in October at -5.2% which was reported in September.

Meanwhile, the y-o-y inflation of the non-food group has risen to 6.3% in October from 5.9% in September.

The contribution of food commodities to inflation was -2.41% in October 2023 in comparison to the corresponding month of 2022.

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