DOLLAR VS RUPEES & EXCHANGE COMPANIES

S.KAMAL HAYDER KAZMI,
(feedback@pgeconomist.com)
Research Analyst
, PAGE
Aug 13 - 19, 2012

DOLLAR RATES IN PAKISTAN -2012 (Rs) (month end)

. JAN FEB MAR MAR APR MAY JUN
Buying 90.3 90.9 90.7 90.5 91.3 92.8 95.8
Selling 90.8 91.2 90.9 90.8 91.6 93.4 96.2


INTEREST RATES

DATE (%)
2-Aug-10 13
30-Sep-10 13.5
30-Nov-10 14
1-Aug-11 13.5
9-Oct-11 12
13-Aug to date 10.5


CPI NUMBERS BY FOOD COMMODITIES (2007 - 2008 = 100)

ITEM AND SPECIFICATION

WEIGHT

INDEX NUMBERS % CHANGE IN JUN 2012 OVER
JUN 2011 MAY 2012 JUN 2011
Wheat Flour 4.1648 156.00 + 0.22 + 6.70
Besan 0.1500 158.04 - 0.62 + 46.53
Rice 1.5821 141.63 + 0.69 + 17.51
Bakery & Confectionary 1.1550 155.26 + 0.50 + 9.25
Meat 2.4303 188.19 + 0.36 + 14.11
Chicken 1.3596 156.52 - 9.70 + 16.85
Milk Fresh 6.6800 184.89 + 2.64 + 13.29
Eggs 0.4555 140.59 - 12.76 + 6.42
Cooking Oil 1.7538 144.42 + 1.98 + 9.30
Vegetable Ghee 2.0714 155.99 + 0.78 + 5.75
Pulse Masoor 0.2712 160.28 - 1.06 - 9.37
Sugar 1.0445 246.93 + 0.80 - 19.56
Gur 0.0220 253.35 + 1.29 - 13.48
Tea 0.8377 199.49 + 1.61 + 6.44


REAL GDP GROWTH RATE (%)

2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12
3.7 1.7 3.1 3.00 3.7


BALANCE OF TRADE (Million US $)

PERIOD EXPORTS (BOP) IMPORTS (BOP) BALANCE OF TRADE
2006-07 17,278 26,989 -9,711
2007-08 20,427 35,397 -14,970
2008-09 19,121 31,747 -12,627
2009-10 19,673 31,209 -11,536
2010-11 25,355 35,872 -10,517
2011-12 24,655 40,036 -15,381

OIL MONTHLY BASKET PRICES

MONTHS PER BARRELS US $
July-2011 111.62
Aug-2011 106.32
Sep-2011 107.61
Oct-2011 106.29
Nov-2011 110.08
Dec-2011 107.04
Jan-2012 111.76
Feb-2012 117.48
Mar-2012 122.97
Apr-2012 118.18
May-2012 108.07
June-2012 93.98
July-2012 99.55
Aug-2012 105.28


COUNTRY WISE WORKERS' REMITTANCES (Million US $)

COUNTRY APR-12 MAY-12 JUN-12
USA 198.00 205.52 206.60
U.K. 131.82 130.71 126.72
Saudi Arabia 332.43 365.46 333.68
U.A.E. 245.33 243.46 219.14
Other GCC Country 127.12 140.27 128.12
EU Countries 31.14 30.96 29.24
Norway 2.61 2.86 3.29
Switzerland 1.90 2.31 2.86
Australia 8.80 9.56 11.60
Canada 15.65 15.01 13.27
Japan 0.32 0.78 0.52
Others Countries 45.90 45.21 42.44
Total 1,141.02 1,192.11 1,117.48


KARACHI STOCK EXCHANGE IN 2012 (month start)

MONTH 30 Share Index 100 Share Index Total Volume (Million shares) Active Plus Minus Unchanged
Jan 10,165. 59 11,125.35 39.043 306 96 105 105
Feb 11,223.23 11,929.78 107.722 318 113 123 82
Mar 23,125.53 12,941.38 182.21 349 183 73 93
Apr 12,183.37 13,875.53 433.01 362 179 115 68
May 12,755.54 14,612.28 335.16 394 182 154 58
June 24,202.81 13,876.97 107 354 194 82 78


EXCHANGE RATES END OF THE MONTHS (RS) (SELLING)

CURRENCY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN
Pound 142 144.7 145.3 148 146.5 150.6
Euro 119 121 121.6 121.2 117.5 120.7
Canadian $ 90.2 91.7 91.4 91.8 90.9 94
Jap Yen 1.18 1.15 1.1 1.13 1.17 1.22
HK $ 11.85 11.7 11.7 11.8 11.7 11.7
Singapore $ 72.3 72.5 72.5 73.1 73.1 75.5
Malaysian Ringgit 28.7 28.5 28.5 28.5 28.6 28.5
UAE Dirham 24.95 24.95 24.95 24.85 25.55 26.25
Saudi Riyal 24.35 24.4 24.4 24.45 24.85 25.65
Kuwaiti Dinar 319.1 321 320.7 321 321.1 321

CREDIT/LOANS CLASSIFIED BY BORROWERS
(Million Rupees) (May 31, 2012)

DESCRIPTION JUN-10 MAY-11 JUN-11 MAY-12P
1. Credit to Government Sector (A+B) 2,426,425 3,005,226 3,009,390 4,105,889
A. SBP Credit to Government Sector (Net) 1,187,822 1,348,919 1,185,155 1,615,121
Investment in Govt. Securities 1,165,824 1,423,882 1,364,773 1,695,042
Loans to Government 117,188 5,522 21,351 2,740
Others 8,153 8,649 8,654 8,653
Less: Govt. Deposits 103,343 89,134 209,624 91,315
B. Scheduled Banks Credit to Government Sector (Net) 1,238,603 1,656,307 1,824,235 2,490,768
Investment in Govt. Securities 1,367,618 1,857,871 2,057,219 2,730,714
Loans to Government 423,912 383,938 409,909 414,228
Less: Govt. Deposits 552,927 585,502 642,893 654,173
2. Credit to Non Government Sector (A+B) 3,311,418 3,476,484 3,493,835 3,558,208