ISLAMABAD - The inflation remained on the higher side during the last month (April) against the same period of last year mainly due to the higher fuel prices, which accelerated the prices of all basic food commodities in the country. According to the latest figures released by Federal Bureau of Statistics, the consumer price index (CPI) based inflation was recorded at 13.04 per cent in April as compared to the same period of last year. Meanwhile, inflation measured by Wholesales Price Index (WPI) went up by 25.92 per cent in April 2011 over the April 2011 and Sensitive Price Indictor (SPI) based inflation enhanced by 16.97 per cent in the last month against the same period of last year. However on monthly basis, the CPI based inflation went up by 1.62 per cent in April 2011 over March 2011, SPI increased by 0.55 percent and WPI based inflation enhanced by 2.26 percent in April over March 2011. According to the economists, the main reason behind higher inflation rate in hike in fuel prices. Due to the increase in fuel prices, the prices of all basic food commodities including vegetables and fruits increased. The government remained failed to bring inflation in single digit despite pursuing tight monetary policy from last several months. The economists feared that inflation would further increase in the coming months, as the government is still increasing the fuel prices and power tariff every month. Meanwhile, the CPI based inflation increased by 14.08 per cent during the first ten months (July-April) of the current fiscal year 2010-11 against the same period of last fiscal year 2009-10, SPI based inflation soared by 18.47 per cent during July-April period and WPI based inflation enhanced by 23.29 percent in the first ten months of ongoing financial year. According to the data, fresh fruits prices increased by 45.18 per cent, vegetable ghee 37.36 per cent, meat 25.54 per cent, milk fresh 21.01 per cent, electricity 12.32 per cent and house rent went up by 7.01 per cent. Meanwhile, other commodities which showed increase in their prices included potatoes, vegetables, milk fresh, petrol, beverages, milk products, spices, meat, tea, cooking oil, gram whole, cotton cloth, silk, linen, readymade garments, kerosene, refrigerator, air conditioner, iron fans, washing machine, plastic products, sewing machines, clock, needles, suitcase, furnishing, diesel, petrol, transport fare, tyre, tube, service charges, vehicles, tuition fees, stationery, text books, toilet soap, jewellery, watches, laundry charges, washing soap and shaving articles. Meanwhile, the following commodities price showed decrease in April: eggs, tomatoes, onions, chicken farm, pulse gram, wheat, gur, wheat flour and pulse masoor.