The national year-on-year inflation rate was 10.4% in September 2020, which is 0.1 percentage points lower than last month (see Table 1). Month-on-month inflation between August 2020 and September 2020 was -0.2%. Last month, the month-on-month inflation also was negative (-0.4%). On average month-on-month inflation between April to July 2020 was 0.9% and in the six months prior to COVID-19 month-on-month inflation rate was 0.7%.
Like we saw the previous months, only two of the thirteen Divisions had higher than average inflation rates; Housing, Water, Electricity and Gas (20.3%) and Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (11.2%)