April 21, 2017 / 12:19 PM / 4 months ago

TABLE-Sri Lanka March consumer prices rise at record pace of 8.6 pct y/y

    COLOMBO, April 21 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's consumer prices in
March rose at a record pace of 8.6 percent from a year earlier,
accelerating from the previous month's 8.2 percent, the
Department of Census and Statistics said on Friday.
    The National Consumer Price Index (NCPI), however, fell 0.3
percent in March on a month-on-month basis, after rising 0.5
percent in February. 
    The 12-month moving average inflation, for which data is
available since December 2015, also jumped to an all-time high
of 5.6 percent in March, compared with 5.1 percent a month ago. 
    The following table shows Sri Lanka's NCPI for March:
                               February 2017    January 2017
   National CPI (new index)           119.5            119.9
   Change on year (pct)                 8.6              8.2
   Change Month on month (pct)         -0.3              0.5 
   12-month moving average              5.6              5.1
   (Base 2013=100)     
 
 (Reporting by Shihar Aneez; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri)
  

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