CCPI based headline inflation recorded at 60.8% on year-on-year basis in July 2022

Headline inflation, as measured by the year-on-year (Y-o-Y) change in the Colombo Consumer Price Index (CCPI, 2013=100) increased to 60.8% in July 2022 from 54.6% in June 2022. This increase in Y-o-Y inflation was driven by the monthly increases of both Non-Food and Food categories. Accordingly, Food inflation (Y-o-Y) increased to 90.9% in July 2022 from 80.1% in June 2022, while Non-Food inflation (Y-o-Y) increased to 46.5% in July 2022 from 42.4% in June 2022.

Monthly change of CCPI recorded at 4.51% in July 2022 due to price increases observed in items of both Non-Food and Food categories which were 2.31% and 2.20%, respectively. Accordingly, prices of item in the Non-Food category recorded increases mainly due to price increases observed in the Transport (Petrol, diesel, air fare and bus fare), Restaurant and Hotels and Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuel (LP gas, firewood and maintenance/reconstruction) sub-categories. Further, within the Food category increases were observed in milk powder, rice and fresh fish. However, prices of vegetables, coconut and coconut oil decreased during the month.


Published Date: 

Friday, July 29, 2022