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For updated key Economic Indicators - Central Bank Website

 

                     SRI LANKA ECONOMIC INDICATORS

                                                (As of 24 March 2010)

 Fiscal Year                                                                     2007      2008      2009Latest                                                                                

Item                                                              

      1.      GDP per Capita ($, current)                            1,617        2,016          2,110 a

  2.     GDP Growth (%, in constant prices)                  6.8             6.0                3.5 a

            a. Agriculture                                                          3.3             7.5                3.3 a

            b. Industry                                                               7.6             5.9                3.6 a

            c. Services                                                                7.1              5.6                3.5 a

B. Saving and Investment (current and market prices, % of GDP)

1.     Gross Domestic Investment                                28.0          28.0                27.5

2.     Gross National Saving                                            22.3          23.3                 18.2

C. Money and Inflation (annual change)

1.     Consumer Price Index                                           15.8           22.6                   3.4

2.     Total Liquidity (M2b)                                            16.6              8.5                 18.6

D. Government Finance, % of GDP)

1. Revenue and Grants                                                 16.7            15.6               15.1 b

2. Expenditure and net lending                                23.5           22.6               24.8 b

3. Overall Fiscal Surplus (deficit)                           (7.7)          (7.7)            (10.2) b

E. Balance of Payments

1. Merchandise Trade Balance (% of GDP)          (11.9)         (11.0)             (14.0)

2. Current Account Balance (% of GDP)                (4.3)            (9.3)                0.3 a

3. Merchandise Export ($) Growth 

    (annual % change)                                                      12.5                6.5             (12.7)

4. Merchandise Import ($) Growth

      (annual % change)                                                    10.2             24.0             (29.5)

F. External Payments Indicators

1. Gross Official Reserves (including gold,

     $ million in weeks of current year’s

     imports of goods)                                                    14.8                 6.0                  24.8

2. Gross Official Reserves ($ million)                3,063            1,753              5,097

3. External Debt Service (% of exports of

      goods and services)                                               13.1                15.0               16.9 c

4. Total External Debt (% of GDP)                          42.4                43.2                 37.1

G. Memorandum Items

1. GDP (current prices, SLRs billion)                  3,578             4,411           4,948 a

2. Exchange Rate (SLRs/$, average)                110.62          108.33            114.94

3. Population (million)                                               20.0               20.2                20.4



( ) = negative, GDP = gross domestic product, SLR= Sri Lankan Rupees.

a Estimated

b Based on Pre-Election Budgetary Position Report released on 2 March 2010

c For the first half of 2009

Sources: Central Bank of Sri Lanka Recent Economic Developments: Highlights of 2009 and Prospects for 2010, Central

Bank Website Weekly Economic Indicators, 12 February 2010, Pre-Election Budgetary Position Report 2010, Ministry of

Finance and Planning.