News Line

    Go to Home Back
Email this to a friend
Printable version
Tuesday, October 01, 2013 - 05.50 GMT
Inflation drops in September

 

Inflation decreased to 6.2 per cent in September 2013 from 6.3 per cent in the previous month, mainly due to low food prices, states the Central Bank.

The annual average inflation rate also decreased further to 7.8 per cent in September 2013 from 8.0 per cent in the previous month, for the fourth consecutive month.

The contribution to the monthly decrease in the Index came mainly from price decreases (by 0.5 per cent) in the Food and Non Alcoholic Beverages sub-category. Within the Food category, the prices of almost all varieties of rice, vegetables, fresh fish, dried fish, chicken, potatoes, green chillies and big onions decreased during the month.

Within the Non-Food category, decrease in prices was reported in the sub-category of Clothing and Footwear (by 0.3 per cent), the Bank added.
 

 
 
   
   
     
   
   

top

   

Contact Information:: Send mail to priu@presidentsoffice.lk with questions or comments about this web site.
Last modified: October 01, 2013.

Copyright 2008 Policy Research & Information Unit of the Presidential Secretariat of Sri Lanka. All Rights Reserved.