Annual inflation rate in Sri Lanka increased to 4.5 percent in April of 2019 from 4.3 percent in March. It was the highest rate since August 2018, as non-food prices rose faster (6.8 percent compared to 6.7 percent in February). Among non-food, cost grew faster for transport (10.6 percent vs 9.4 percent); health (10.6 percent vs 9.4 percent) and clothing & footwear (9.2 percent vs 6.0 percent). On the other hand, inflation was steady for housing & utilities (at 4.5 percent) while prices increased at a softer pace for recreation & culture (3.2 percent vs 3.8 percent). Meantime, food prices fell less (-0.9 percent vs -1.4 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.3 percent, rebounding from a 0.2 percent drop in March. Inflation Rate in Sri Lanka averaged 9.42 percent from 1986 until 2019, 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.

Inflation Rate in Sri Lanka is expected to be 4.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Sri Lanka to stand at 4.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Sri Lanka Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 6.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-01-31 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.7% 2.8% 3.1%
2019-02-28 09:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY 4% 3.7% 3.9%
2019-03-29 10:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 4.3% 4% 4.4%
2019-04-30 11:40 AM Inflation Rate YoY 4.5% 4.3% 4.5%
2019-05-31 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 4.5% 4.4%
2019-06-29 09:50 AM Inflation Rate YoY 4.2%
2019-07-31 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY


Sri Lanka Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 4.50 4.30 28.30 -0.90 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 127.00 126.60 127.40 6.40 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 132.60 131.80 132.60 47.70 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 5.60 5.40 12.76 2.13 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 149.82 143.59 197.42 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 137.70 135.90 137.70 100.10 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 169.40 159.49 169.40 42.89 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 141.52 147.97 159.30 33.69 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.30 -0.20 5.19 -3.51 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change 3.10 4.70 20.30 -3.40 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 115.70 115.70 115.70 104.70 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 111.00 108.20 192.90 89.50 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation -0.90 -1.40 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 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.50 4.30 28.30 -0.90 1986 - 2019 percent Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Argentina 55.80 Apr/19
Australia 1.30 Mar/19
Brazil 4.94 Apr/19
Canada 2.00 Apr/19
China 2.50 Apr/19
Euro Area 1.70 Apr/19
France 1.30 Apr/19
Germany 2.00 Apr/19
India 2.92 Apr/19
Indonesia 2.83 Apr/19
Italy 1.10 Apr/19
Japan 0.90 Apr/19
Mexico 4.41 Apr/19
Netherlands 2.90 Apr/19
Russia 5.20 Apr/19
Saudi Arabia -1.90 Apr/19
Singapore 0.80 Apr/19
South Africa 4.40 Apr/19
South Korea 0.60 Apr/19
Spain 1.50 Apr/19
Switzerland 0.70 Apr/19
Turkey 19.50 Apr/19
United Kingdom 2.10 Apr/19
United States 2.00 Apr/19


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