Sri Lanka Inflation Rate  1986-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in Sri Lanka increased 5.8 percent year-on-year in January of 2018, easing from a 7.1 percent rise in the previous month. Prices advanced at a softer pace for food and non-alcoholic beverages (10.5 percent compared to 14.4 percent in December); education (8.9 percent compared to 11.0 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (7.0 percent compared to 13.2 percent) and recreation and culture (0.8 percent compared to 2.6 percent). Meanwhile, cost rose faster for housing utilities (0.4 percent compared to 0.3 percent); transport (4.1 percent compared to 4.0 percent) and clothing and footwear (6.9 percent compared to 6.0 percent). In addition, inflation was steady for restaurant and hotels (9.1 percent, the same as in December). On a monthly basis, consumer prices decreased 0.1 percent, after a 0.6 percent gain in the prior month. Inflation Rate in Sri Lanka averaged 9.62 percent from 1986 until 2018, 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-11-30 03:25 PM Inflation Rate YoY 7.6% 7.8% 7.1%
2017-12-29 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 7.1% 7.6% 7.1%
2018-01-31 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 5.8% 7.1% 7%
2018-02-28 02:20 PM Inflation Rate YoY 5.8% 5.30%
2018-03-30 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 4.90%
2018-04-30 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 4.50%


Sri Lanka Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 5.80 7.10 28.30 -0.90 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 122.80 122.90 122.90 6.40 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 123.80 123.80 123.80 47.70 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 4.30 5.20 12.76 2.13 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 131.40 126.80 197.42 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 132.00 130.40 132.00 100.10 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 145.94 139.63 145.94 42.89 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 128.90 112.70 159.30 33.69 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 14.50 15.00 20.30 -3.40 percent [+]
CPI Transportation 99.00 98.60 192.90 89.50 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 10.50 14.40 14.40 -4.10 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.10 0.60 5.19 -3.51 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 February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.80 7.10 28.30 -0.90 1986 - 2018 percent Monthly
2013=100




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.90 Dec/17
Brazil 2.86 Jan/18
Canada 1.90 Dec/17
China 1.50 Jan/18
Euro Area 1.30 Jan/18
France 1.30 Jan/18
Germany 1.60 Jan/18
India 5.07 Jan/18
Indonesia 3.25 Jan/18
Italy 0.90 Jan/18
Japan 1.40 Jan/18
Mexico 5.55 Jan/18
Netherlands 1.50 Jan/18
Russia 2.20 Jan/18
South Korea 1.00 Jan/18
Spain 0.60 Jan/18
Switzerland 0.70 Jan/18
Turkey 10.35 Jan/18
United Kingdom 3.00 Jan/18
United States 2.10 Jan/18


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