February 21, 2017 / 10:35 AM / 7 months ago

TABLE-Sri Lanka January consumer prices rise 6.5 pct y/y

    COLOMBO, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's National Consumer
Price Index (NCPI) rose 6.5 percent in January from a year
earlier, up from the previous month's 4.5 percent, the
Department of Census and Statistics said on Tuesday.
    The NCPI in January rose 1.1 percent on a month-on-month
basis, but slowed from 1.2 percent rise in December. 
    The 12-month moving average inflation, for which data is
available since December 2015, jumped to an all-time high of 4.6
percent in January, compared to a 4.0 percent a month ago. 
    The following table shows Sri Lanka's NCPI for January:
                                January 2017    December 2016
   National CPI (new index)           119.3            118.0
   Change on year (pct)                 6.5              4.2
   Change Month on month (pct)          1.1              1.2 
   12-month moving average              4.6              4.0
   (Base 2013=100)     
 
 (Reporting by Shihar Aneez; Editing by Vyas Mohan)
  

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