Statistics Department of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka
is currently embarking on a survey on Inflation
Expectations wherein the expected price movements as
perceived by the consumers and producers are collected
for policy purposes.
other factors of importance, expected price movements
are a major determinant of future expenditure plans of
both consumers and producers. Actions based on such
plans have significant impact on the movements in prices
in the marketplace. Central Banks worldwide monitor
current price movements as well as expectations on
future price movements to derive inflation projections.
Those projections enable them to design effective
policies to maintain price stability.
Objective: To obtain a feed back from key economic agents (e.g.
consumers, investors) about present and future (short run) expectations of
inflation in the economy. This will enable cross validation of the economic
indicators measured by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.
Inflation Perceptions: Based on your opinions and what
you've seen and heard, what do you think inflation figure is now? Expected Change:
In 12 months time, do you expect the inflation to be:
a. What do you think the actual
inflation figure will be in 12 months time? b. What do you think the actual
inflation figure will be in 24 months time? c. What do you think the actual
inflation figure will be in 36 months time?