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Food Inflation: Sri Lanka ranks 04 in Asia and 12 in World

The food inflation of Sri Lanka has climbed up to 22.1 per cent in December, 2021, a figure that stood in 17.5 per cent in the month before, revealed the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL).

Accordingly, the food inflation of Sri Lanka has climbed by 04.6 per cent in a matter of one month.

Non-food inflation has risen up to 7.5 per cent for December, a figure that stood in 6.4 per cent. Headline inflation has risen to 12.1 per cent from 9.9 per cent during the same period, according to the CBSL.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka has ranked 04th place in Asia in terms of food inflation, standing below Lebanon, Iran and Syria. All countries in the South Asian region report a figure below that of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka has ranked 12th place in the World, standing below countries like Venezuela, Zimbabwe, Syria, Ethiopia and Lebanon, which are suffering from long-term crises.

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