Inflation, CPI (Average) fell 2.04% to 4.75% in Sri Lanka in 2019

Inflation, CPI (Average) (%), 2019
Economy | Sri Lanka | June 1, 2020
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Average inflation measured by CPI fell 2.04% to 4.75% in Sri Lanka in 2019, according to the National Statistical Office.

Historically, average inflation measured by CPI in Sri Lanka reached an all time high of 4.85% in 2018 and an all time low of -0.015% in 1960. When compared to Sri Lanka's main peers, average inflation measured by CPI in India amounted to 4.89%, 2.29% in Malaysia, 2.69% in Maldives and 5.80% in Myanmar in 2019.

Sri Lanka has been ranked 55th within the group of 172 countries we follow in terms of average inflation measured by CPI, 28 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Inflation, CPI (Average) Unit 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Bangladesh % 0.057% 5.96% 6.15% 6.06% 5.81%
Cambodia % 0.029% 3.31% 3.28% 3.23% 3.08%
China % 0.016% 2.19% 2.38% 2.65% 2.80%
India % 0.025% 4.74% 4.89% 4.57% 4.26%
Indonesia % 0.038% 3.41% 3.85% 3.85% 3.36%
Laos % 0.008% 0.947% 4.48% 3.30% 3.10%
Malaysia % 0.039% 0.995% 2.29% 2.55% 2.51%
Maldives % 0.027% 1.66% 2.69% 2.31% 2.46%
Myanmar % 0.046% 6.00% 5.80% 5.70% 5.50%
Pakistan % 0.041% 3.93% 7.48% 6.47% 5.00%
Singapore % 0.006% 1.04% 1.37% 1.45% 1.35%
Sri Lanka % 0.077% 4.85% 4.75% 4.85% 4.90%
Thailand % 0.007% 0.918% 0.916% 1.10% 1.40%
Vietnam % 0.035% 3.80% 4.00% 4.00% 4.00%