In CENTRAL BANK OF SRI LANKA, Colombo Consumers’ Price Index, Economy, magerata on October 1, 2010 at 10:02 pm
Inflation, as measured by the Colombo Consumers’ Price Index (CCPI) (2002=100), computed by the Department of Census and Statistics, increased to 5.8 per cent in September 2010, on a point-to-point basis as anticipated, from 5.0 per cent in August, reflecting mainly the lower base in the corresponding month of 2009. Meanwhile, the annual average inflation increased to 5.0 per cent in September from 4.5 per cent in the previous month, as a result of the price developments in the preceding twelve month period. Meanwhile, the core inflation, which measures the price movement of non-food and non-energy items of the CCPI basket, stabilized at 6.3 per cent on an annual average basis, for the fourth successive month, while increasing marginally on a point-to-point basis, to 5.7 per cent in September 2010 from 5.5 per cent in the previous month.
The contribution to the monthly increase of 1.0 per cent in the Index originated from price increases in the sub categories of Food and non-alcoholic beverages (1.7 per cent); Clothing and footwear (1.2 per cent); Health (0.4 per cent); Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (0.3 per cent); Recreation and culture (0.2 per cent); and Furnishing, household equipment and routine household maintenance (0.03 per cent). Meanwhile, prices in the sub categories of Transport, Communication, Education, and Miscellaneous goods and services remained unchanged during the month.
The original Press release by CBSL as a PDF Sri Lanka inflation Sep 2010
In CENTRAL BANK OF SRI LANKA, development, Economy, magerata, Sri Lankan Rupee on July 1, 2010 at 12:32 am
Colombo Consumers’ Price Index June 2010
Finally after nagging over a period, Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), has released the current Colombo Consumers’ Price Index (CCPI) in PDF format. So now most of the people in the world will be able to read without having to search for Microsoft Word or a compatible reader. Hope they will stay on PDF, from here onwards.
The document lists Colombo Consumers’ Price Index (CCPI)2008, 2009 and 2010 and is much easier to compare how Sri Lankan economy is progressing. I know there are many who cry foul at various conducts of the government but wanting to bring down the country’s economy to appease their wishes is a bit moronic.
I love white water rafting. If you are capable and believe in yourself, you can ride the river, be it a fast or slow, any which way you want and have control. Rough waters or the temperature of the water does not deter me. Progress should continue while we mold the country in to what we all wish for.
The country is surely progressing and there are many pot holes to be filled on the way to success as well as the regular roads that weave through the country. No one should or want to break or blow up a road because it has pot holes. Should be the same for the government as well.
Reform at any price, NO! Reform yes.
You can find the latest Colombo Consumers’ Price Index here (PDF)
The source of data : Department of Census and Statistics, Sri Lanka.