Sri Lanka Inflation Rate  1986-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in Sri Lanka rose 7.1 percent year-on-year in September of 2017, following a 6 percent rise in August. Prices went up faster for: food & non-alcoholic beverages (10.4 percent compared to 6.9 in August); housing and utilities (0.1 percent compared to 0 percent) and clothing (9.9 percent compared to 4.7 percent). On the other hand, inflation slowed for transport (4.4 percent compared to 5.3 percent), communication (13.1 percent compared to 13.9 percent) and education (14.6 percent compared to 15.4 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.8 percent. Inflation Rate in Sri Lanka averaged 9.65 percent from 1986 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 28.30 percent in June of 2008 and a record low of -0.90 percent in March of 1995.

Sri Lanka Inflation Rate
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-07-31 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 4.8% 6.1% 6.3%
2017-08-31 10:10 AM Inflation Rate YoY 6.0% 4.8% 4.56%
2017-09-29 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 7.1% 6.0% 6.2%
2017-10-31 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 7.1% 4.56%
2017-11-30 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 4.42%
2017-12-29 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 4.35%


Sri Lanka Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 7.10 6.00 28.30 -0.90 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 119.70 118.80 120.10 6.40 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 123.30 123.00 123.30 47.70 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 6.00 6.00 12.76 2.13 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 131.40 126.80 197.42 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 125.20 126.40 127.90 100.10 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 135.25 133.65 142.42 42.89 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 132.75 126.66 159.30 33.69 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 97.90 97.90 192.90 89.50 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 10.40 6.90 14.30 -4.10 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.80 -0.50 5.19 -3.51 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change 18.10 17.30 20.30 -3.40 percent [+]


Sri Lanka Inflation Rate

In Sri Lanka, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is composed of two main groups: Food items (41 percent) and Non-food items (59 percent). Food items are mainly composed of: bread and cereals (7.9 percent), fish and sea food (6 percent) and vegetables (5.7 percent). The most important non-food items are housing water, electricity, gas and other fuels (23.7 percent), transport (12.3 percent), and restaurants and hotels (5.8 percent). This page provides - Sri Lanka Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Sri Lanka Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.10 6.00 28.30 -0.90 1986 - 2017 percent Monthly
2013=100




inflation rate by Country

Last
Australia 1.90 Jun/17
Brazil 2.54 Sep/17
Canada 1.60 Sep/17
China 1.60 Sep/17
Euro Area 1.50 Sep/17
France 1.00 Sep/17
Germany 1.80 Sep/17
India 3.28 Sep/17
Indonesia 3.72 Sep/17
Italy 1.10 Sep/17
Japan 0.70 Aug/17
Mexico 6.35 Sep/17
Netherlands 1.50 Sep/17
Russia 3.00 Sep/17
South Korea 2.10 Sep/17
Spain 1.80 Sep/17
Switzerland 0.70 Sep/17
Turkey 11.20 Sep/17
United Kingdom 3.00 Sep/17
United States 2.20 Sep/17