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

Inflation, CPI (Average) (%)
Economy | Sri Lanka | May 1, 2020
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Average inflation measured by CPI reached 4.75 % in 2019 in Sri Lanka, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 2.04 % less than in the previous year.

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 174 countries we follow in terms of average inflation measured by CPI, 28 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Inflation as measured by the consumer price index (CPI) reflects the annual percentage change in the cost to the average consumer of acquiring a basket of goods and services that may be fixed or changed at specified intervals, such as yearly.

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%