Sri Lanka October Consumer Price Index by Category

Following are details of Sri Lanka’s October Consumer Price Index or CCPI(N) by category released by the Department of Census and Statistics in Colombo.

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                           Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July    June     May   April
Category                   2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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                       ------------------------ YoY% --------------------------
All Items                  5.1%    6.4%    7.0%    7.4%    7.1%    8.1%    8.8%
 Food & Beverages          3.8%    6.6%    8.2%    9.3%   10.1%   12.7%   14.3%
 Clothing & Footwear      14.8%   14.2%   14.8%   14.5%   13.4%   12.7%   13.2%
 Housing & Utilities       5.8%    5.7%    4.8%    4.8%    3.7%    4.3%    4.6%
 Household Maintenance     5.8%    5.6%    5.5%    5.5%    4.9%    4.0%    3.6%
 Health                    3.0%    3.1%    3.3%    3.3%    1.6%    1.2%    0.9%
 Transport                 9.9%   10.1%   10.1%   10.1%    6.3%    5.5%    5.2%
 Communication             0.0%    0.0%    0.0%    0.0%    0.0%    0.0%    0.0%
 Recreation                4.8%    4.8%    5.2%    7.0%    6.4%    6.4%    6.3%
 Education                 3.1%    3.1%    3.1%    3.1%    3.6%    3.6%    3.6%
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                           Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July    June     May   April
Category                   2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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 Miscellaneous             4.0%    3.8%    3.7%    3.4%    3.9%    4.0%    3.8%
                       ------------------------ MoM% --------------------------
All Items                 -0.1%    0.3%   -0.3%    0.3%   -0.2%    0.6%    0.0%
 Food & Beverages         -0.4%    0.1%   -0.7%   -0.8%   -1.0%    0.6%   -1.8%
 Clothing & Footwear       0.9%    0.3%    1.1%    1.4%    1.3%    1.0%    0.7%
 Housing & Utilities       0.1%    1.0%    0.1%    0.6%    0.3%    0.9%    2.2%
 Household Maintenance     0.2%    0.1%    0.1%    0.6%    1.0%    0.5%    1.5%
 Health                    0.0%    0.0%    0.0%    1.9%    0.4%    0.4%    0.0%
 Transport                -0.2%    0.0%    0.0%    3.7%    0.7%    0.7%    3.4%
 Communication             0.0%    0.0%    0.0%    0.0%    0.0%    0.0%    0.0%
 Recreation                0.0%    0.6%    0.0%    2.0%    0.0%    0.1%    0.4%
 Education                 0.0%    0.0%    0.0%    0.0%    0.0%    0.0%    0.0%
 Miscellaneous             0.6%    0.2%    0.5%    0.7%    0.2%    0.3%    0.7%
                       --------------- Index levels (2002=100) ----------------
All Items                 151.5   151.7   151.3   151.7   151.2   151.5   150.6
 Food & Beverages         169.2   169.9   169.7   170.9   172.3   174.1   173.1
 Clothing & Footwear      152.5   151.1   150.6   148.9   146.8   144.9   143.5
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                           Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July    June     May   April
                           2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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 Housing & Utilities      126.9   126.8   125.6   125.5   124.8   124.4   123.3
 Household Maintenance    135.7   135.4   135.2   135.0   134.2   132.9   132.3
 Health                   243.3   243.3   243.3   243.2   238.7   237.7   236.8
 Transport                153.7   154.0   154.0   154.0   148.5   147.4   146.4
 Communication             90.3    90.3    90.3    90.3    90.3    90.3    90.3
 Recreation               141.4   141.4   140.5   140.5   137.8   137.8   137.7
 Education                140.6   140.6   140.6   140.6   140.6   140.6   140.6
 Miscellaneous            133.0   132.2   132.0   131.4   130.5   130.3   129.9
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Note: Percent changes are calculated by Bloomberg. Index levels are

based at 2006/2007=100.

Source: Department of Census and Statistics, Sri Lanka.

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