April 23, 2018 / 9:49 AM / 3 months ago

TABLE-Sri Lanka March national consumer price inflation at 2.8 pct y/y

    COLOMBO, April 23 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's national consumer
price inflation in March was at 2.8 percent from a year earlier,
easing from 3.2 percent hit in the previous month, the
Department of Census and Statistics said on Monday.
    On a month-on-month basis, consumer prices fell 0.7 percent
in March, from a 1.7 percent fall in the previous month. 
    The 12-month moving average of inflation, for which data is
available since December 2015, was 6.7 percent in March, easing
from 7.2 percent in the previous month. 
    The following table shows Sri Lanka's NCPI for March:
                                 March 2017         Feb 2017
   National CPI (new index)           122.8            123.7
   Change on year (pct)                 2.8              3.2
   Change Month on month (pct)         -0.7             -1.7 
   12-month moving average              6.7              7.2
   (Base 2013=100)     
 
 (Reporting by Shihar Aneez; Editing by Biju Dwarakanath)
  
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