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Sri Lanka nationwide inflation declines to 6.3 percent in June

The nationwide inflation in June 2017 determined under the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) declined to 7.1 percent from 8.4 percent recorded in May 2017, on a year-on-year basis, the Department of Census and Statistics reported on Wednesday.

The NCPI for all items for the month of June 2017 increased by 1.32 percent to 123.4 from 121.8 in May 2017. The increase in the index point by 1.32% was due to the expenditure value increases of food items by 1.30% and non‐food items by 0.03% respectively.

 

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