Inflation further dips to 4% in Aug. | Sunday Observer

Inflation further dips to 4% in Aug.

3 September, 2023

Headline inflation, as measured by the year-on-year (Y-o-Y) change in the Colombo Consumer Price Index (CCPI, 2021=100)1 decreased to 4.0% in August 2023 from 6.3% in July 2023. The decline in headline inflation is mostly in line with the projections envisaged by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) in July 2023.

The Food deflation (Y-o-Y) continued for the second consecutive month, recording 4.8% in August 2023 from 1.4% in July 2023. Meanwhile, the Non-Food inflation (Y-o-Y) decreased further to 8.7% in August 2023 from 10.5% in July 2023.