sept 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s inflation, as measured by the change in the Colombo Consumers’ Price Index (CCPI) increased to 69.8 percent in September 2022 from 64.3 percent in August 2022, the Department of Census and Statistics reported Wednesday.
The CCPI for all items for the month of September 2022 increased to 244.7 from 235.8 in August 2022.
The Year on Year inflation of Food Group increased to 94.9 percent in September from 93.7 percent in August 2022 and the Year on Year inflation of Non Food Group increased to 57.8 percent in September 2022 from 50.2 percent in the previous month.
For the month of September 2022, on year‐to‐year basis, contribution to inflation by food commodities was 30.82 percent and the contribution of Non Food items was 38.9 percent.
The moving average inflation rate for the month of September 2022 is 33.4 percent. The corresponding rate for the month of August 2022 was 28. 0 percent.