Inflation Increased in April 2019

Headline inflation as measured by the year-on-year change in the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI, 2013=100)  increased to 3.6 per cent in April 2019 from 2.9 per cent in March 2019 due to the monthly increases of prices of items in both Food and Non-food categories. Meanwhile, in April 2019, year-on-year Food inflation was -1.2 per cent while Non-food inflation continued its increasing trend for the fourth consecutive month recording a 7.5 per cent in the current month.

The change in the NCPI measured on an annual average basis increased to 1.9 per cent in April 2019 from 1.7 per cent in March 2019. 


Published Date: 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019