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Release of 'Sri Lanka Socio-Economic Data - 2018' Publication

'Sri Lanka Socio-Economic Data – 2018', the annually published data folder of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, is now available for public information. The current data folder is the 41st volume of the series.

This easy- to- carry data folder contains information categorized under 14 topics, namely, Country Profile; Key Economic Indicators; Country Comparisons; Socio Economic Conditions; Human Resources; National Accounts; Agriculture; Industry; Economic and Social Infrastructure; Prices and Wages; External Trade and Tourism; External Finance; Government Finance; and Money Banking and Finance.

Inflation in August 2018

Headline Inflation, as measured by the change in the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI, 2013=100), which is compiled by the Department of Census and Statistics (DCS), decreased to 2.5 per cent in August 2018 from 3.4 per cent in July 2018, on year-on-year basis, mainly driven by monthly decline in Food prices in August 2018. The change in the NCPI measured on an annual average basis decreased from 5.1 per cent in July 2018 to 4.7 per cent in August 2018.

Date of Announcement of the Monetary Policy Review - No. 6 of 2018

The Monetary Policy Review – No. 6 of 2018, which was previously scheduled to be issued on Friday, 28 September 2018 as announced in the Road Map - Monetary and Financial Sector Policies for 2018 and Beyond, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, 02 October 2018 at 7.30 a.m.

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