The index for food prices rose by 20 percent driven by higher prices of vegetables (95 percent), rice (15 percent) and fruits (14 percent).
Energy costs were up 11 percent due to higher prices of high speed diesel (16 percent), liquefied petroleum gas (11 percent) and oil (4 percent). Manufactured goods prices rose 3 percent.
On a monthly basis, prices were up by 0.7 percent. The build up inflation rate in the financial year so far was 6.7 percent compared to a build up rate of 4.8 percent in the corresponding period of the previous year.