inflation rises to 7.6 percent in January 2020

Tuesday, 25 February 2020 - 13:07


Sri Lanka’s nationwide inflation in January 2020 determined under the National Consumer Price Index rose to 7.6 percent from 6.2 percent recorded in December 2019 on a year-on-year basis.

The NCPI for all items for the month of January 2020 increased to 137 from 135 in December 2019.

The increase in the index point by 1.50 percent was due to the expenditure value increase of food items by 1.14 percent and expenditure value increase of non-food items by 0.36 percent.