ISLAMABAD (APP) - The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI), for the week ended on April 9, for the lowest income group up to Rs.3,000 has registered increase of 0.70 percent over the previous week. The SPI for the week under review in the above mentioned group was recorded at 218.98 as against 217.46 registered in the previous week, according provisional figures of Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS). The weekly SPI has been computed with base 2000-2001=100 covering 17 urban centers and 53 essential items for all income groups and combined. SPI for the combined group registered increase of 0.64 per cent by growing up from 208.89 in the previous week to 210.22 in the week under review. As compared to the corresponding week of last year, the SPI for combined group in the week under review witnessed increase of 16.30 percent. As compared to last week, the SPI for the group falling in the income brackets of 3001-5000, 5001-12000 and above 12000 increased by 0.73pc, 0.64 percent and 0.49 percent respectively. During the week under review average prices of 13 items registered decrease, while that of 17 items increase with the remaining 23 items prices unchanged. The items which recorded decrease in their average prices during the week under review included, chicken (farm), onions, garlic, moong pulse (washed), masoor pulse (washed), gram pulse (washed), bananas, mustard oil, rice basmati (broken), rice irri-6, sugar, LPG( 11 kg cylender) and wheat (average quality). The items which registered increase in their prices included, tomatoes, potatoes, egg hen (farm), electricity charges (1-100 unit), electricity bulb (60wats), beef, gur, mutton, wheat flour (average quality), cooked dal, mash pulse (washed), kerosene, curd, milk (fresh), red chillies, vegetable ghee (loose) and firewood. The items with no change in their average prices during the week under review included, bread plain (mid size), milk (powdered), vegetable ghee (tin), cooking oil (tin), salt (powdered), tea (packet), tea (prepared), cooked beef, cigarettes, coarse latha, lawn, voil (printed), shirting, sandal (gents), sandal (ladies), chappal, match box, washing soap, bath soap, gas charges (up to 3.3719 MMBTU), petrol, diesel and telephone local call.