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†††††††††††††††††††† SRI LANKA ECONOMIC INDICATORS

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† †††††††††††† (As of 24 March 2010)

Fiscal Year † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † 2007 † †† 2008 † †† 2009Latest †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Item ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† † † ††

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

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

††††††††††† a.Agriculture ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† †††† † † † † † †† †††††††††† 3.3†††††††† ††† 7.5††††††††††††††† 3.3a

††††††††††† b. Industry ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† † † † ††††††††††††††††††††† 7.6 ††††††† † † 5.9 ††††††††† † †† 3.6a

††††††††††† c.Services †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† † ††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 7.1 †††††††††††† 5.6 †††† † † † † † 3.5a

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 ††††††††††††† 15.1b

2. Expenditure and net lending ††††††††††††††††††††††† † † †† 23.5 ††††††††† 22.6 †††† † †††††† 24.8b

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) ††††† † †††††† 0.3a

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 yearís

†††† 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 †† † †††††††† 16.9c

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 ††††††† † 4,948a

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.

aEstimated

bBased on Pre-Election Budgetary Position Report released on 2 March 2010

cFor 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.