ISLAMABAD As like missing other economic targets in 2009-10, the Government had also missed the inflation target of 9.5 percent, as it remained higher at 11.73 percent, mainly due to constant increase in power tariff and oil prices throughout the year. The Government has set an inflation target of 9.5 percent for the year 2009-10, but the consistent hike in oil prices and power tariff, it was exceeded than the set target. The Government increased the power tariff by three to four times last fiscal year, which accelerated the inflation rate. The State Bank of Pakistan pursed a tight monetary policy by keeping high interest rate to control the inflation, which remains fruitless as it remained on the higher side throughout the previous fiscal year. Besides, missing inflation target, the Government had also missed other economic targets, including revenue collection and fiscal deficit in 2009-10. According to Federal Bureau of Statistics, Inflation-based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded at 11.73 percent, Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) based inflation at 13.32 percent and Wholesale Price Index (WPI) at 12.63 percent in the last fiscal year. The CPI based inflation registered at 12.69 percent in June 2010 over the same month of 2009, while the SPI-based recorded at 14.94 percent and WPI at 17.62 percent in June. The break-up of CPI-based general inflation (12.69 percent in June 2010) illustrated that apart from 14.48 percent food inflation, apparel, textile and footwear inflation soared by 9.27 percent in June 2010 over the same period of the last year. Similarly, house rents were increased by 9.69 percent. The fuel prices went up by 16.36 percent, household, furniture and equipment by 6.72 percent, recreation and entertainment, up by 14.42 percent, education became expensive by 8.36 percent, cleaning and laundry rates swelled by 9.95 percent and medicare rates shot up by 10.59 percent, while rates for transport and communication went up by 15.82 percent. If we compare the prices of main kitchen commodities in June with their prices in May, the increase in rates is as follows: potatoes, 15.92 percent, pulse washed, 15.80 percent, tomatoes, 8.71 percent, eggs, 8.06 percent, vegetables, 5.87 percent, sugar, 3.81 percent, cigarettes, 2.89 percent, spices, 2.61 percent, gur, 2.51 percent, besan, 2.17 percent, meat, 2.14 percent, milk fresh, 1.80 percent, honey, 1.79 percent, milk products, 1.71 percent, pulse mash, 1.62 percent, dry fruits, 1.45 percent and milk powder 1.33 percent.