Inflation increased in September 2019

Headline inflation as measured by the year-on-year change in the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI, 2013=100)  increased to 5.0 per cent in September 2019 from 3.4 per cent in August 2019. The monthly increases of prices of items in both Food and Non-food categories contributed to this increase as reflected in year-on-year Food and Non-food inflation recording 4.9 per cent and 5.1 per cent respectively in September 2019. In addition, the low base that prevailed in the corresponding month of the previous year also contributed for this increase.


Published Date: 

Monday, October 21, 2019