ISLAMABAD - The inflation has increased by 16.67 per cent for the lowest income group of up to Rs3,000 for the week ending on Feb 5, compared to the same period last year, according to the Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) figures. Meanwhile, the weekly-based inflation monitor SPI for the lowest income group has registered an increase of 0.16 per cent over the previous week, the Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) said on Saturday. The SPI for combined income group also increased by 16.73 per cent during the week compared to the same period last year, and the SPI increased by 0.16 per cent to against the previous week. The SPI for the income group between Rs3,001-Rs5,000 went up by 0.16 per cent in the week under review, while the SPI for income group between Rs5,000 and Rs12,000 enhanced by 0.19 per cent and for the income group above Rs12,000 the SPI increased by 0.34 per cent. According to the figures, prices of 20 items went up during last week, prices of 10 items decreased and 23 commodities prices did not show any change and remain constant. The 20 items registered increase in their average prices under review included egg, petrol, diesel, kerosene, bananas, chicken, potatoes, rice Irri-6, rice basmati broken, masoor pulse washed, beef, firewood, moong pulse washed, mutton, mash pulse washed, curd, wheat average quality and red chilies. During the week average prices of 10 items registered decrease. These are onions, tomatoes, sugar, gur, LPG. (11 kg cylinder), garlic, wheat flour (average quality), gram pulse washed, mustard oil and vegetable ghee loose. The 23 items, which registered no change in their average prices during the week under review, are bread, milk (powdered), milk (fresh), vegetable ghee and oil tin, salt powdered, tea (packet), tea (prepared), cooked daal, cooked beef, cigarettes, lawn, voil printed, sandal (gents), sandal (ladies), chappal, electricity bulb, match, bath soap, gas charges (up to 3.3719 MMBTU), electricity charges (1-100 units) and telephone local call.