ISLAMABAD (APP) - The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI), for the week ended on January 27, for the lowest income group up to Rs.3,000, has registered decrease of 0.91 per cent over the previous week. The SPI for the week under review in the above mentioned group was recorded at 297.34 points as against 300.06 points registered in the previous week, according to provisional figures of Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS). The weekly SPI was computed with base 2000 2001=100 covering 17 urban centers and 53 essential items for all income groups and combined. The SPI for the combined group also decreased by 0.92 per cent as it went down from 284.42 points in the previous week to 281.79 points in the week under review. As compared to the corresponding week of last year, the SPI for the combined group in the week under review witnessed increase of 16.86 percent. As compared to the last week, the SPI for the income groups ranging from Rs.3001 5000, Rs.5001 12000 and above Rs.12000 decreased by 0.94 percent, 0.95 percent and 0.80 percent respectively. During the week under review average prices of 13 items registered decrease, 17 increase while prices of 23 items remained unchanged. The items which recorded decrease in their average prices during the week under review included tomatoes, onions, potatoes, garlic, sugar, gur, masoor pulse (washed), egg hen (farm), vegetable ghee (loose), L.P.G. (11 KG Cylinder), bananas, moong pulse (washed) and wheat flour (average quality). The items which recorded increase in their average prices during the week under review included mustard oil, chicken (farm), rice (irri-6), shirting, rice basmati (broken), vegetable ghee (tin), cooking oil (tin), red chillies, firewood, washing soap, wheat (average quality, kerosene, shirting, beef, mash pulse (washed), gram pulse (washed) and mutton. The items with no change in their average prices during the week under review included bread, milk (powdered), milk (fresh), curd, tea (packet), tea (prepared), cooked dal, cooked beef, cigarettes, lawn, coarse latha, voil printed, sandal (gents), sandal (ladies), chappal, electricity bulb, match, bath soap, gas charges (up to 3.3719 MMBTU), electricity charges (1-100 unit), petrol, diesel and telephone local call.