ISLAMABAD - It seems that the government has failed to control soaring inflation as it once again surged to 15.33 percent in the month of October over the corresponding period of the last year after reaching a seventeen-month record level in September. Inflation based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) has surged by 15.33 percent in October over the corresponding month of the previous year. The inflation has been on its upward journey for the last few weeks, and registered a seventeen-month record level of 15.71 percent in the month of September. The economic experts believed that it could go up further in the month of November as the Government has increased the prices of petroleum products. With the increase of POL prices, cost of all food commodities starts increasing in the country. According to Federal Bureau of Statistics, the CPI-based inflation went up by 0.62 percent in October as compared to the figures of September. The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) increased by 3.09 percent in October over September. Compared to September, the Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) rose by 2.18 percent in October. Meanwhile, in the first quarter (July-October) of the current financial year 2010-11, the CPI-based inflation was recorded at 14.17 percent as compared to the same period of the previous fiscal year. At the same time, the SPI-based inflation was registered at 17.62 percent and the WPI-based inflation at 20.84 percent in the period under review. The break-up of CPI-based general inflation (15.33 percent in October 2010) illustrated that apart from 20.06 percent food inflation, apparel, textile and footwear inflation soared by 10.82 percent in October 2010 over the same period of the last year. Similarly house rents were increased by 7.14 percent. The fuel prices went up by 21.12 percent, household, furniture and equipment by 9.37 percent, recreation and entertainment up by 14.45 percent, education became expensive by 6.26 percent, cleaning and laundry rates swelled by 10.52 percent and Medicare rates shot up by 10.49 percent, while transport and communication went up by 18.49 percent. If the prices of main kitchen commodities in October are compared with their prices in September, the increase in rates is as follows: eggs, 13.15 percent, honey, 10.26 percent, pulse moong, 8.52 percent, vegetables, 5.81 percent, gram whole, 4.92 percent, gur, 3.96 percent, vegetable ghee, 3.92 percent, mustard oil, 3.78 percent, cooking oil, 3.43 percent, dry fruits, 3.32 percent, readymade food, 3.14 percent, wheat flour, 3.02 percent, pulse gram, 2.67 percent, fish, 2.60 percent, meat, 2.46 percent, besan, 1.93 percent and wheat 1.92 percent.