Inflation Increased in February 2019

Headline inflation as measured by the year-on- year change in the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI, 2013=100)1 increased to 2.4 per cent in February 2019 from 1.2 per cent in January 2019 mainly due to the base effect. Meanwhile, year-on-year Non-food inflation increased to 6.7 per cent in February 2019 from 6.5 per cent in January 2019 while Food inflation also increased to -2.9 per cent in February 2019 from -4.8 per cent in January 2019.


Published Date: 

Thursday, March 21, 2019