Inflation up in August | Sunday Observer

Inflation up in August

27 September, 2020

Headline inflation as measured by the year-on-year (Y-o-Y) change in the National Consumer Price Index increased marginally to 6.2 per cent in August from 6.1 per cent in July.

This was driven by the monthly increases in prices of items in the Food and Non-food categories. Meanwhile, Food inflation (Y-o-Y) increased to 13.2 per cent in August from 12.9 per cent in July, whereas Non-food inflation (Y-o-Y) increased to 1.1 per cent in August from 1.0 per cent in July.

The change in the NCPI measured on an annual average basis increased to 6.1 per cent in August from 5.9 per cent in July.