Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka : economy statistics and industry reports

  • Updated on : 27 August 2012  Source : The World Factbook


$20.02 billion (2011 est.)
$12.16 billion (2010 est.)


$10.19 billion (2011 est.)
$8.307 billion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

7% (2011 est.)
5.9% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate

4.2% (2011 est.)
4.9% (2010 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$5,700 (2011 est.)
$5,300 (2010 est.)
$5,000 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

6.9% (2010 est.)
3.5% (2009 est.)
6% (2008 est.)

Internet users

1.777 million (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

17.359 million (2010)

Population growth rate

0.913% (2012 est.)


21,481,334 (July 2012 est.)

Historical background

The first Sinhalese arrived in Sri Lanka late in the 6th century B.


, probably from northern India.

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Sri Lanka

Economic overview

Sri Lanka is engaging in large-scale reconstruction and development projects following the end of the 26-year conflict with the LTTE, including increasing electricity access and rebuilding its road and rail network.

Additionally, Sri Lanka seeks to reduce poverty by using a combination of state directed policies and private investment promotion to spur growth in disadvantaged areas, develop small and medium enterprises, and promote increased agriculture, High levels of government funding may be difficult, as the government already is faced with high debt interest payments, a bloated civil service, and historically high budget deficits.

The 2008-09 global financial crisis and recession exposed Sri Lanka's economic vulnerabilities and nearly caused a balance of payments crisis, which was alleviated by a $2.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Forecast Sri Lanka February 2015 Updater

Country Forecast Sri Lanka February 2015 Updater

  • $ 635
  • Country report
  • February 2015
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

The victory of Maithripala Sirisena, of the National Democratic Front, in the January 8th presidential election has ended the dominance of his predecessor, Mahinda Rajapaksa, whose increasing authoritarianism ...

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PRS Group

Country Forecasts (Subscription, two issues per year, April & October)

Country Forecasts (Subscription, two issues per year, April & October)

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  • Country report
  • October 2014
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Sri Lanka - ISA Country Report

Sri Lanka - ISA Country Report

  • $ 99
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  • March 2015
  • by ISA

This report contains detailed forecasts and analysis for Sri Lanka, including trade and investment analysis, economic forecasts, political risk assessments and demographic trend analysis. Each ISA Country ...

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