ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) led coalition government had failed in controlling the soaring inflation during the previous year 2010-11, as inflation registered at 13.92 per cent against the target of 9.5 per cent. According to the figures released by Federal Bureau of Statistics on Saturday, the Consumer Price Indicator (CPI) based inflation registered at 13.92 per cent during the previous financial year as compare to the year 2009-10. While, the government set inflation target at 9.5 per cent for the last fiscal year, however as like some other main economic targets, this target was also missed. Meanwhile, inflation measured through Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) increased by 18.18 per cent and Wholesales Price Index (WPI) based inflation enhanced by 23.35 per cent during the last fiscal year 2010-11. The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) pursued tight monetary policy throughout the fiscal year by keeping interest rate higher. However this exercise was futile one as inflation remained on higher side. The economists believed that one of the basic reasons behind inflation was the governments dependence on central bank, as printing of new notes lead to increasing inflation. However the government termed soaring oil prices in international market responsible for the higher inflation in the country. Secretary Statistics Division, Asif Bajwa informed the media during a press briefing that CPI based inflation increased by 13.13 per cent during the last month (June) of the fiscal year 2010-11 as compare to the month of June 2010. Meanwhile, Sensitive Price Indictor based inflation enhanced by 16.91 per cent and Wholesale Price Index based inflation went up by 24.37 per cent during the month of June 2011 against the month of June 2010. Meanwhile, the CPI inflation increased by 0.55 per cent, SPI 1.16 per cent and WPI was increased by 0.55 per cent respectively in June 2011 against May 2011, he maintained. The break-up of CPI-based general inflation (13.13 per cent in June 2011) showed that food inflation went up by 15.67 per cent, apparel, textile and footwear prices soared by 13.45 per cent, house rents were increased by 8.11 per cent, fuel prices by 10.80 per cent, household, furniture and equipment by 11.22 per cent, recreation and entertainment by 0.83 per cent, education by 7.35 per cent, cleaning and laundry rates by 17.59 per cent and Medicare rates shot up by 17.29 per cent and transport and communication charges went up by 14.81 per cent in June 2011 over the same period of the last year. According to the figures, the prices of main kitchen commodities increased in June 2011 as compare to May 2011 included tomatoes, 30.28 per cent, potatoes, 14.04 per cent, eggs, 12.10 per cent, sugar, 5.59 per cent, cigarettes, 3.40 per cent, chicken farm, 3.29 per cent, beverages, 2.33 per cent, fresh milk, 1.95 per cent, milk products, 1.92 per cent, meat, 1.50 per cent, gur, 1.25 per cent and mustard oil 1.09 per cent. Similarly, the prices of firewood increased by 1.62 per cent, air fare, 15.51 per cent, service charges 1.47 per cent, tuition fees 1.89 per cent, text books 1.33 per cent, washing soaps and detergent, 3.15 per cent, toilet soaps, 2.42 per cent, jewellery, 1.64 per cent and haircuts and beauty parlour charged enhanced by 1.13 per cent in June 2011 as compare to May 2011, the FBS data revealed. Meanwhile, prices of kerosene went down by 5.02 per cent, natural gas (LPG), 1.53 per cent, petrol, 1.85 per cent and diesel, 3.22 per cent in June 2011 against May 2011. in food and beverages, prices of fresh fruits decreased by 11.04 per cent, onions, 7.24 per cent, vegetables, 3.75 per cent, pulse masoor, 3.22 per cent, fish, 2.31 per cent, wheat flour, 1.63 per cent, pulse mash, 1.52 per cent and besan 1.13 per cent in June 2011 against May 2011.