Sri Lanka's inflation rises to 69.8pc in Sept 

| Updated: October 02, 2022 12:38:28

Sri Lanka's inflation rises to 69.8pc in Sept 

Sri Lanka's inflation, as measured by the year-on-year change in the Colombo Consumer Price Index, rose to 69.8 per cent in September 2022 from 64.3 per cent a month earlier, the Department of Census and Statistics announced on Friday. 

According to the department, this increase in inflation was driven by the monthly increases in both food and non-food categories. 

The department also announced that food prices have gone up by 94.9 per cent in in September from 93.7 per cent in August. Prices of all commonly used food items have increased compared to August, reports Xinhua. 

Non-food inflation increased to 57.6 per cent in September, compared to 50.2 per cent in August.  

The department said that the prices of transport, education, housing, gas, electricity and communication in the non-food category have been rising sharply this year. 


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