ISLAMABAD - The coalition government remained unsuccessful in providing relief to the common man as inflation crossed 14 per cent benchmark during the outgoing financial year, sucking in savings of the middle class and pushing the poor further into the abyss of poverty. The inflation rate as measured by the changes in consumer price index (CPI) stood at 14.1 per cent during (July to April) of the current fiscal year 2010-11, as against 11.5 per cent in the comparable period of last year, Economic Survey 201-11 disclosed. The food inflation is estimated at 18.4 per cent and non-food 10.4 per cent, against 12.0 per cent and 11.0 per cent in the corresponding period of last year. The core inflation, which represents non-food and non-energy prices also decreased from 11.0 per cent to 9.6 per cent, the economic survey added. The survey further explains that the increase in inflation rate during the current year 201-11 is attributable to the increase in food price inflation, which has been mainly due to increase in prices of sugar, milk, poultry, meat, fresh vegetables and fruits owing to shortfall in production of these items and significant increase in world food stuff prices. The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) during July-April, 2010-11 has increased by 23.3 per cent, as against 12.4 per cent of last year. The Sensitive Price Index (SPI) has recorded an increase of 18.2 per cent during July-April, 2010-11, as against 12.4 per cent of last year, Economic Survey 2010-11 reads. Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh on Thursday while briefing the media person on Economic Survey of Pakistan for the year 2010-11, said that the real GDP is estimated to grow at 2.4 per cent as against the target of 4.5 per cent during the fiscal year 2010-2011. Similarly, the government has also failed to restrict inflation rate at 9.5 per cent as it remained 14.1 per cent during July-May period of 2010-2011. The finance minister however asserted that the government has controlled the inflation rate through pursuing combination of several policy measures such as the control of the budget deficit through appropriate fiscal and monetary policies.