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

Inflation rate in Sri Lanka dropped to 4.3 percent year-on-year in September 2018, from 5.9 percent in the previous month. Prices slowed mainly for food & non-alcoholic beverages (2.3 percent from 7.5 percent in August); housing & utilities (1.1 percent from 1.2 percent); clothing & footwear (4.7 percent from 8.4 percent) and furnishing equipment (3.2 percent from 3.3 percent). Contrarily, cost rose faster for transport (12.7 percent from 12 percent) and restaurants & hotels (14.1 percent from 12.6 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.7 percent, after being unchanged in August. Inflation Rate in Sri Lanka averaged 9.52 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
2018-07-31 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 5.4% 4.4% 4.50%
2018-08-31 10:10 AM Inflation Rate YoY 5.9% 5.4% 5.80%
2018-09-28 10:10 AM Inflation Rate YoY 4.3% 5.9% 6.20%
2018-10-31 09:35 AM Inflation Rate YoY 4.3% 4.1%
2018-11-30 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 4.5%
2018-12-31 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 4.7%


Sri Lanka Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 4.30 5.90 28.30 -0.90 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 124.90 125.80 125.80 6.40 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 128.00 127.50 128.00 47.70 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 3.80 3.70 12.76 2.13 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 142.70 131.80 197.42 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 133.10 135.00 136.80 100.10 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 152.43 124.13 152.43 42.89 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 137.63 137.16 159.30 33.69 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.70 0.00 5.19 -3.51 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change 6.60 7.70 20.30 -3.40 percent [+]
CPI Transportation 110.30 109.60 192.90 89.50 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.30 7.50 14.40 -4.10 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 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.30 5.90 28.30 -0.90 1986 - 2018 percent Monthly
2013=100




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Argentina 34.40 Aug/18
Australia 2.10 Jun/18
Brazil 4.53 Sep/18
Canada 2.80 Aug/18
China 2.50 Sep/18
Euro Area 2.10 Sep/18
France 2.20 Sep/18
Germany 2.30 Sep/18
India 3.77 Sep/18
Indonesia 2.88 Sep/18
Italy 1.40 Sep/18
Japan 1.30 Aug/18
Mexico 5.02 Sep/18
Netherlands 1.90 Sep/18
Russia 3.40 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 2.20 Aug/18
Singapore 0.70 Aug/18
South Africa 4.90 Aug/18
South Korea 1.90 Sep/18
Spain 2.30 Sep/18
Switzerland 1.00 Sep/18
Turkey 24.52 Sep/18
United Kingdom 2.40 Sep/18
United States 2.30 Sep/18


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