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

Consumer prices in Sri Lanka increased 6.9 percent year-on-year in April of 2017, slowing slightly from a 4 year high of 7.3 percent reported in March. Prices slowed for food and non-alcoholic beverages (8.6 percent from 9.2 percent in March); transport (3.6 percent from 5 percent); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (25.9 percent from 26.8 percent) and miscellaneous goods and services (13.4 percent from 14.9 percent). Inflation has increased significantly in the last 3 months as the country is suffering from the worst drought in four decades. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.5 percent. Inflation Rate in Sri Lanka averaged 9.72 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 Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-02-28 02:20 PM Feb 6.8% 5.5% 6.3%
2017-03-31 09:30 AM Mar 7.3% 6.8% 7.1%
2017-04-28 09:30 AM Apr 6.9% 7.3% 6.9%
2017-05-31 09:30 AM May 6.9% 6.8%
2017-06-30 09:58 AM Jun 7.03%
2017-07-31 10:00 AM Jul 7.17%




Sri Lanka Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 6.90 7.30 28.30 -0.90 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 121.00 119.50 121.00 6.40 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 122.50 121.80 122.50 47.70 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 6.80 7.30 12.76 2.13 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 131.40 126.80 197.42 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 120.60 120.20 120.60 100.10 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 98.60 142.42 142.42 42.89 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 114.84 120.78 159.30 33.69 Index Points [+]
Cpi Transportation 95.90 95.90 192.90 89.50 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 8.60 9.20 14.30 -4.10 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.50 -0.20 5.19 -3.51 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change 18.90 13.60 18.90 -3.40 percent [+]


Sri Lanka Inflation Rate Notes

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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.90 7.30 28.30 -0.90 1986 - 2017 percent Monthly
2013=100



inflation rate by Country

Last
Australia 2.10 Mar/17
Brazil 4.08 Apr/17
Canada 1.60 Apr/17
China 1.20 Apr/17
Euro Area 1.90 Apr/17
France 1.20 Apr/17
Germany 2.00 Apr/17
India 2.99 Apr/17
Indonesia 4.17 Apr/17
Italy 1.90 Apr/17
Japan 0.40 Apr/17
Mexico 5.82 Apr/17
Netherlands 1.60 Apr/17
Russia 4.10 Apr/17
South Korea 1.90 Apr/17
Spain 2.60 Apr/17
Switzerland 0.40 Apr/17
Turkey 11.87 Apr/17
United Kingdom 2.70 Apr/17
United States 2.20 Apr/17