ISLAMABAD - The inflation based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) has surged to 11.17pc in July 2009 mainly because of rise in kitchen items prices due to hoarding and black marketing. According to the figures released by Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) on Monday, prices of basic commodities have surged before Ramazan. During July, prices of kitchen items including potato, tomato, egg, different types of pulses, onions and fruits have surged. The figures showed that the CPI based inflation, which was hovering around 24pc in last July had been declined to 11.17pc in July 2009 while Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) surged by 9.74pc and Wholesale Price Index (WPI) increased by 0.50pc in July 2009 over July 2008. The analysts believe that the prices of kitchen items always surged ahead of Ramazan and that the present increase in prices of various commodities was also associated with the same month. The break-up of CPI based on general inflation illustrated that food inflation soared by 10.67pc; apparel, textile and footwear inflation soared by 6.89pc in July 2009 over the same period of the last year. Similarly, the house rents were increased by 18.3pc. The fuel prices increased by 13.52pc, household, furniture and equipment by 9.07pc, transport and communication decreased by 5.46pc, recreation and entertainment by 3.10pc, education became expensive by 17.80pc, cleaning and laundry rates swelled by 12.88pc and medicine rates shot up by 6.14pc during the period under review. While on month on month basis CPI increased by 1.54pc, SPI surged 2.78pc and WPI 0.70pc in July over June 2009 the figures stated. The prices of main commodities in the kitchen items, which increased in July over June 2009 include tomatoes 39.23pc, potatoes 31.13pc, eggs 21.01pc, onion 17.18pc, pulse washed 14.41pc, fresh fruits 9.47pc, pulse moong 9.42pc, chicken 8.97pc, vegetables 6.15pc, cigarettes 5.62pc, gram whole 5.12pc, gur, 4.86pc, pulse gram 3.03pc, pulse masoor 2.69pc, beverages 2.36pc, tea 1.97pc, wheat flour 1.64pc, meat 1.35pc, milk products 1.28pc, rice 1.19pc, and sugar 1.13pc. While prices of household equipment increased by 1.11pc and plastic products by 0.84pc. On the other hand, the division of general inflation (0.50pc) based on WPI showed that food basket became costly by 8.69pc, raw materials 8.30pc, fuel, lighting and lubricants decreased by 11.81pc, manufactures prices increased by 1.22pc, and cost of building materials went down by 11.49pc in July over June 2009.