Food Prices Increase By 15% In A Single Month 
Posted 9,January

By Chaveendra Dunuwille

In Local News

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Advocata’s Bath Curry Indicator (BCI), which tracks the price fluctuations of the most commonly consumed food ingredients, noted a 15% increase in prices from November – December 2021. 

The increase was the result of the rise in the price of vegetables. Brinjals, Red Onions, and Tomatoes increased by 51%, 40%, and 10%. The cost of 100g of chili’s increased by LKR 18 to record a new price of LKR 71. 

As a result of the new price increase, an average family of four who spent LKR 1165 in December 2020 must spend LKR 1593 in December 2021.