Sri Lanka Business Confidence Growth

2016 - 2022 | Monthly | % Point | CEIC Data

Key information about Sri Lanka Business Confidence Growth

  • Sri Lanka Business Confidence dropped by 18.4 % in Mar 2022, compared with a decrease of 13.8 % YoY in the previous month.
  • Sri Lanka Business Confidence: YoY Change is updated monthly, available from May 2016 to Mar 2022, with an averaged rate of 0.8 %.
  • The data reached an all-high of 74.0 % in Mar 2021 and a record low of -73.8 % in Mar 2020.

CEIC calculates Business Confidence Change from monthy Purchasing Managers Index. Central Bank of Sri Lanka provides Purchasing Managers Index with range from 0 to 100 with neutral point 50. Business Confidence covers Manufacturing sector only.

View Sri Lanka's Business Confidence Growth from May 2016 to Mar 2022 in the chart:

Sri Lanka Business Confidence Growth

What was Sri Lanka's Business Confidence Growth in Mar 2022?

Sri Lanka Business Confidence dropped by 18.4 % in Mar 2022, compared with a decrease of 13.8 % YoY in the previous month. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
-18.4 Mar 2022 -13.8 Feb 2022 -73.8 Mar 2020 74.0 Mar 2021 % Point monthly May 2016 - Mar 2022

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (% Point) -17.7 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 2003 - Mar 2021
Armenia (% Point) -3.7 Jun 2016 quarterly Sep 2006 - Jun 2016
Australia (% Point) -6.4 Apr 2022 monthly Aug 2007 - Apr 2022
Austria (% Point) 12.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1986 - Mar 2022
Belarus (% Point) -9.6 Aug 2014 monthly Dec 2006 - Aug 2014
Belgium (% Point) -4.1 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1981 - Apr 2022
Brazil (% Point) 4.4 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2010 - Apr 2022
Bulgaria (% Point) 1.1 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2022
Canada (% Point) 2.6 Mar 2022 monthly Dec 2001 - Mar 2022
Chile (% Point) 30.2 Mar 2021 monthly Nov 2004 - Mar 2021
China (% Point) -7.4 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - Apr 2022
Colombia (% Point) 41.8 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1981 - Mar 2021
Croatia (% Point) 12.4 Mar 2022 monthly May 2009 - Mar 2022
Cyprus (% Point) 47.5 Mar 2022 monthly May 2003 - Mar 2022
Czech Republic (% Point) -3.0 Apr 2022 monthly Mar 1994 - Apr 2022
Denmark (% Point) 3.0 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Apr 2022
Ecuador (%) 1.0 Oct 2020 monthly May 2008 - Oct 2020
Estonia (% Point) 0.4 Apr 2022 monthly May 2002 - Apr 2022
European Union (% Point) 7.8 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1986 - Mar 2022
Finland (% Point) 16.6 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2022
France (% Point) 9.9 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1986 - Mar 2022
Georgia (% Point) -42.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 2014 - Mar 2021
Germany (% Point) -26.0 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1992 - Apr 2022
Ghana (%) -3.5 Feb 2021 monthly Dec 2013 - Feb 2021
Greece (% Point) 18.8 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1986 - Mar 2022
Hong Kong SAR, China (% Point) 20.0 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Jun 2021
Hungary (% Point) 11.1 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1997 - Apr 2022
Iceland (% Point) 115.6 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Mar 2021
India (% Point) 10.8 Jun 2021 quarterly Jun 2001 - Jun 2021
Indonesia (% Point) 53.4 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2011 - Jun 2021
Israel (% Point) 0.5 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2016 - Mar 2022
Italy (% Point) 10.5 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1986 - Mar 2022
Japan (% Point) 15.0 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2001 - Jun 2021
Kazakhstan (% Point) 4.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Mar 2021
South Korea (% Point) -6.0 Apr 2022 monthly Feb 2004 - Apr 2022
Latvia (% Point) 4.3 Mar 2022 monthly Apr 1994 - Mar 2022
Lithuania (% Point) -1.2 Apr 2022 monthly Apr 2004 - Apr 2022
Luxembourg (% Point) 10.3 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1986 - Mar 2022
North Macedonia (% Point) -2.5 Mar 2022 monthly Apr 2002 - Mar 2022
Malaysia (% Point) 28.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2021
Malta (% Point) 1.8 Mar 2022 monthly Nov 2003 - Mar 2022
Mauritius (% Point) -9.1 Jun 2019 quarterly Mar 2011 - Jun 2019
Mexico (% Point) 13.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - Mar 2022
Mozambique (% Point) -1.0 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - Jan 2021
Netherlands (% Point) 4.3 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1986 - Apr 2022
New Zealand (% Point) -19.5 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 2003 - Mar 2022
Nigeria (% Point) -22.4 Dec 2020 monthly Jul 2015 - Dec 2020
Norway (% Point) -0.6 Mar 2022 monthly Feb 2005 - Mar 2022
Palestinian Territory (% Point) -7.6 Mar 2021 monthly Apr 2014 - Mar 2021
Peru (% Point) -9.4 Apr 2022 monthly Apr 2003 - Apr 2022
Philippines (% Point) 4.9 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 2002 - Mar 2021
Poland (% Point) -7.4 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 2006 - Apr 2022
Portugal (% Point) 8.9 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1988 - Mar 2022
Qatar (% Point) -3.6 Mar 2020 quarterly Sep 2015 - Mar 2020
Romania (% Point) 2.1 Mar 2022 monthly Jul 1992 - Mar 2022
Russia (% Point) -2.0 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - Apr 2022
Serbia (% Point) 23.1 Apr 2021 monthly May 2014 - Apr 2021
Singapore (% Point) -1.4 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Mar 2022
Slovakia (% Point) -4.0 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Apr 2022
Slovenia (% Point) -4.8 Apr 2022 monthly May 1996 - Apr 2022
South Africa (% Point) 8.0 Feb 2022 monthly Sep 2000 - Feb 2022
Spain (% Point) -0.3 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Apr 2022
Sri Lanka (% Point) -18.4 Mar 2022 monthly May 2016 - Mar 2022
Sweden (% Point) -14.6 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - Mar 2022
Switzerland (% Point) -3.2 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - Mar 2022
Taiwan (% Point) -3.2 Mar 2018 monthly May 2013 - Mar 2018
Thailand (% Point) 15.0 Mar 2021 monthly Feb 2000 - Mar 2021
Turkey (% Point) 0.3 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2008 - Apr 2022
Ukraine (% Point) -9.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2013 - Dec 2020
United Kingdom (% Point) 5.6 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1986 - Dec 2020
United States (% Point) -13.2 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1949 - Mar 2022
Uruguay (% Point) -6.6 Feb 2021 monthly Oct 1999 - Feb 2021

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -11.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2014 - Dec 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 6,565.962 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 7.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
National Government Debt (USD mn) 86,754.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 101.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (LKR bn) 7,185.828 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Forecast: Government Net Debt (LKR bn) 39,280.396 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Forecast: Government Revenue (LKR bn) 3,741.173 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Government Debt: Domestic (LKR mn) 11,097,223.307 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Government Debt: Foreign (LKR mn) 6,492,150.071 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Government Expenditure & Lending Minus Repayments (LR) (LKR mn) 1,141,323.612 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Government Revenue & Grants​: Revenue (LKR mn) 406,313.221 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Overall Fiscal Surplus/Deficit (LKR mn) -729,688.451 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Government Expenditure & LR: Capital & Net Lending (LKR mn) 481,120.898 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Government Expenditure & LR: Recurrent (LKR mn) 660,202.714 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 3.238 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) -812.8 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1982 - Feb 2022
Total Exports (USD mn) 951.7 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1982 - Feb 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) 14.7 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - Feb 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 5,973.126 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 6,311.359 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 3,346.416 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 1,707.0 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1982 - Apr 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) 25.0 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - Feb 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 433,163.684 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 117,112.793 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 252.900 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1978 - Oct 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 50.014 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1978 - Jan 2021
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 22.775 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2016 - Feb 2021
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 323.995 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2016 - Feb 2021
Exports: India (USD mn) 606.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Exports: United Kingdom (USD mn) 908.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Exports: Germany (USD mn) 570.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Exports: Italy (USD mn) 455.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Exports: United States of America (USD mn) 2,500.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Imports: Intermediate Goods: Fuel (LKR mn) 86,691.717 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Jan 2022
Imports: Investment Goods (LKR mn) 77,913.146 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Jan 2022
Imports: Consumer Goods (LKR mn) 72,536.185 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Jan 2022
Imports: Intermediate Goods: Textiles & Textile Articles (LKR mn) 63,772.978 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Jan 2022
Imports: Intermediate Goods (LKR mn) 244,273.072 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Jan 2022
Imports: China (USD mn) 3,579.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Imports: Singapore (USD mn) 692.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Imports: Japan (USD mn) 528.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Imports: India (USD mn) 3,079.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Imports: United Arab Emirates (USD mn) 1,035.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Import Volume Index (IVoI): 2010=100 (2010=100) 169.649 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 2010 - Jan 2022
Export Volume Index (EVoI): 2010=100 (2010=100) 167.734 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 2010 - Jan 2022
Terms of Trade Index: 2010=100 (2010=100) 88.369 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 2010 - Jan 2022
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 4.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -1,139.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1977 - Dec 2021
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -5.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 178.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1977 - Dec 2021
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -21.447 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -5.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -10.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) -1,138.683 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
External Debt (USD mn) 49,211.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2012 - Dec 2020
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 60.9 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 8,416.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2012 - Dec 2021
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 10.2 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -2.607 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -47,867.646 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2020
BoP: Secondary Income (USD mn) 849.904 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Goods (USD mn) -2,139.793 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: Current Account: Debit (USD mn) 6,582.723 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: Current Account (CA) (USD mn) -1,139.474 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Services (USD mn) 655.966 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: FA: Assets (USD mn) 23.037 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Primary Income: Credit (USD mn) 23.587 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: FA: Assets: Portfolio Investment (PO) (USD mn) 0.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: Secondary Income: Credit (USD mn) 916.404 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Primary Income (PI) (USD mn) -505.551 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: FA: Liabilities (USD mn) 1,145.070 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Services: Credit (USD mn) 943.165 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Goods: Credit (USD mn) 3,560.093 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: Capital Account: Credit (USD mn) 15.105 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Primary Income: Debit (USD mn) 529.138 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: FA: Assets: Direct Investment (DI) (USD mn) 4.360 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: Capital Account (CP) (USD mn) 9.405 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: FA: Liabilities: Portfolio Investment (PO) (USD mn) -21.447 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: Capital Account: Debit (USD mn) 5.700 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: Current Account: Credit (USD mn) 5,443.248 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Services: Debit (USD mn) 287.199 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: Secondary Income: Debit (USD mn) 66.500 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Goods: Debit (USD mn) 5,699.886 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: FA: Liabilities: Direct Investment (DI) (USD mn) 178.747 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: Current & Capital Account (USD mn) -1,130.069 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: FA: Assets: Other Investment (OI) (USD mn) -392.741 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: Current & CA: Debit (USD mn) 6,588.423 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: FA: Assets: Reserve Assets (RA) (USD mn) 411.418 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: FA: Liabilities: Other Investment (OI) (USD mn) 987.770 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: Current & CA: Credit (USD mn) 5,458.353 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: FA: Assets: Errors & Ommissions (USD mn) 192.632 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2018
BoP: FA: Liabilities: Financial Derivatives (USD mn) 0.000 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2018
BoP: FA: Assets: Financial Derivatives (USD mn) 0.000 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2018
IIP: Assets (USD mn) 8,757.797 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 2013 - Dec 2021
IIP: Liabilities (USD mn) 64,498.127 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 2013 - Dec 2021
International Investment Position (IIP): Net (USD mn) -55,740.330 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 2013 - Dec 2021
No of Registered Enterprises (Unit) 5,760.000 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 4.9 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 10.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2020
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 7,497.987 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Feb 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 48,436.906 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Feb 2022
M2 Growth (%) 11.8 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Feb 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 4.0 Feb 2022 monthly Mar 1997 - Feb 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 1,617.9 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1956 - Apr 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 1.1 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1982 - Feb 2022
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 28.730 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1977 - Apr 2022
Total Deposits (USD mn) 57,791.511 Jun 2021 monthly Dec 2002 - Jun 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 18.4 Nov 2020 monthly Dec 2003 - Nov 2020
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 71,552.6 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - Feb 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 18.4 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1997 - Feb 2022
Household Debt (USD mn) 8,434.6 Jun 2021 quarterly Jun 2010 - Jun 2021
Total Loans (USD mn) 36,251.663 Feb 2021 monthly Dec 1983 - Feb 2021
Total Loans Growth (%) 16.06 Mar 2021 monthly Dec 1984 - Mar 2021
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 40.26 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2020
Official Reserve Assets (ORA) (USD mn) 1,827.000 Apr 2022 monthly Nov 2013 - Apr 2022
ORA: Foreign Currency Reserves in Convertible FC (FCR) (USD mn) 1,617.863 Apr 2022 monthly Nov 2013 - Apr 2022
Commercial Banks: Loans: Personal Loans & Advances (LA) (LKR mn) 1,677,224.000 Jun 2021 quarterly Jun 2010 - Jun 2021
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Business Confidence Growth (% Point) -18.4 Mar 2022 monthly May 2016 - Mar 2022
Business Sentiment Index: Business Condition: Current Quarter (Index) 100.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2014 - Dec 2021
Purchasing Managers Index: Manufacturing (Index) 57.800 Mar 2022 monthly May 2015 - Mar 2022

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