ISLAMABAD - The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week ended on February 21, for the lowest income group up to Rs.8,000, registered increase of 0.12 per cent as compared to the previous week.The SPI for the week under review in the above mentioned group was recorded at 185.70 points against 185.48 points registered in the previous week, according to provisional figures of PBS. The weekly SPI has been computed with base 2007-2008=100, covering 17 urban centers and 53 essential items for all income groups and combined.The SPI for the combined group also increased by 0.15 per cent as it went up from 190.73 points in the previous week to 191.01 points in the week under review. As compared to the corresponding week of last year, the SPI for the combined group in the week under review witnessed increase of 6.97 percent.As compared to the last week, the SPI for the income groups from Rs.8001-12,000, 12,001-18,000 and 18001-35,000 increased by 0.13 percent, 0.14 percent and 0.15 respectively while the SPI for the income group above Rs.35,000 increased by 0.16 percent. During the week under review, average prices of 11 items registered decrease, while that of 14 items increase with the remaining 28 items’ prices unchanged. The items which registered decrease in their prices during the week under review included lPG, gram pulse (washed), gur, mash pulse (washed), chicken live (farm), sugar, masoor pulse (washed), vegetable ghee (loose), moong pulse (washed), wheat flour and wheat. The items which recorded increase in their average prices included onion, bananas, egg hen (farm), tomatoes, potatoes, shirting, mustard oil, cooked beef plate, garlic, mutton, georgette, washing soap, rice basmati (broken) and red chillies powder (loose).