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Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) Survey

The Statistics Department of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) initiated conducting PMI survey for Manufacturing and Services sectors in the country starting from May 2015. The purpose of the survey is to provide purchasing professionals, business decision-makers and economic analysts with a timely set of data to help better understand industry conditions. This survey is conducted monthly by the department and it completed one year cycle in April 2016. Thus, the CBSL decided to release the survey results for the information of the general public. The report on the PMI survey results for May 2016 along with the past series of PMI is given below. The survey results can be accessed via CBSL website under Statistics section which will be updated on monthly basis.


A Statement from the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka

The Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Mr Arjuna Mahendran informed the Monetary Board at its meeting held on Friday, 24th June, 2016 that he would not be seeking re-appointment as Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka when his term finishes on Thursday, 30th June, 2016 until the Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises makes its findings known on issues related to the issuance of Treasury Bonds in the years 2015 and 2016.

Inflation in May 2016

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, increased to 5.3 per cent in May 2016 from 4.3 per cent in April 2016, on year-on-year basis. Both Food and all Nonfood categories except for the Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas, and Other Fuels sub-category contributed towards the increase in year-on-year inflation.

The change in the NCPI measured on an annual average basis increased to 2.7 per cent in May 2016 from 2.6 per cent in April 2016.