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

Consumer prices in Sri Lanka increased by 3.8 percent year-on-year in April 2018, easing from a 4.2 percent advance in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation rate since April 2016, as prices rose at a softer pace for: food and non-alcoholic beverages (3 percent vs 5.1 percent in March); clothing and footwear (4 percent vs 7.7 percent); restaurants and hotels (8.8 percent vs 8.9 percent); and furnishings and household equipment (15 percent vs 15.3 percent). Meanwhile, inflation was unchanged for housing and utilities (at 0.5 percent) and picked up for transportation (4.7 percent vs 3.1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.1 percent. Inflation Rate in Sri Lanka averaged 9.58 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
2018-02-28 02:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.5% 5.8% 5.30%
2018-03-30 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 4.2% 4.5% 3.90%
2018-04-27 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.8% 4.2% 3.80%
2018-05-31 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.8% 3.50%
2018-06-29 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.50%
2018-07-31 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.50%


Sri Lanka Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.80 4.20 28.30 -0.90 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 121.50 121.40 122.90 6.40 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 124.60 124.40 124.60 47.70 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 3.40 3.50 12.76 2.13 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 142.70 131.80 197.42 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 131.60 129.80 131.80 100.10 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 142.65 109.79 145.94 42.89 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 129.80 126.41 159.30 33.69 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.10 -0.40 5.19 -3.51 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change 9.10 8.10 20.30 -3.40 percent [+]
CPI Transportation 100.40 98.90 192.90 89.50 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 5.10 6.00 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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.80 4.20 28.30 -0.90 1986 - 2018 percent Monthly
2013=100




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.90 Mar/18
Brazil 2.76 Apr/18
Canada 2.20 Apr/18
China 1.80 Apr/18
Euro Area 1.20 Apr/18
France 1.60 Apr/18
Germany 1.60 Apr/18
India 4.58 Apr/18
Indonesia 3.41 Apr/18
Italy 0.50 Apr/18
Japan 0.60 Apr/18
Mexico 4.55 Apr/18
Netherlands 0.90 Apr/18
Russia 2.40 Apr/18
South Korea 1.60 Apr/18
Spain 1.10 Apr/18
Switzerland 0.80 Apr/18
Turkey 10.85 Apr/18
United Kingdom 2.40 Apr/18
United States 2.50 Apr/18


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