Sri Lanka Current Account Balance

1977 - 2021 | Quarterly | USD mn | CEIC Data

Sri Lanka Current Account recorded a deficit of 630.3 USD mn in Mar 2021, compared with a deficit of 280.5 USD mn in the previous quarter. Sri Lanka Current Account Balance: USD mn data is updated quarterly, available from Mar 1977 to Mar 2021, with an averaged value of -150.9 USD mn. The data reached an all-time high of 449.8 USD mn in Mar 2019 and a record low of -1.7 USD bn in Dec 2011. CEIC extends history for quarterly Current Account Balance. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka provides Current Account Balance in USD based on BPM6. Current Account Balance prior to Q1 2012 is based on BPM5 and prior to Q1 1997 is sourced from the International Monetary Fund. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 124.4 USD mn in Mar 2021. Sri Lanka Direct Investment Abroad expanded by 4.4 USD mn in Mar 2021. Its Foreign Portfolio Investment fell by 78.2 USD mn in Mar 2021. The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 21.8 USD bn in Dec 2020.

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Sri Lanka Current Account Balance

What was Sri Lanka's Current Account Balance in Mar 2021?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
-630.3 Mar 2021 -280.5 Dec 2020 -1,695.3 Dec 2011 449.8 Mar 2019 USD mn quarterly Mar 1977 - Mar 2021

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn) -372.6 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2021
Algeria (USD mn) -2,970.0 Dec 2019 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2019
Argentina (USD mn) 690.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1976 - Mar 2021
Armenia (USD mn) 51.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2020
Australia (USD mn) 14,132.1 Mar 2021 quarterly Sep 1959 - Mar 2021
Austria (USD mn) -977.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1970 - Mar 2021
Azerbaijan (USD mn) -19.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2020
Bahrain (USD mn) -663.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2018 - Dec 2020
Bangladesh (USD mn) -1,227.0 Mar 2021 monthly Jul 1997 - Mar 2021
Belarus (USD mn) -956.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2021
Belgium (USD mn) 1,580.6 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Mar 2021
Bolivia (USD mn) 179.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1988 - Mar 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina (USD mn) -70.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2021
Botswana (USD mn) -339.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
Brazil (USD mn) 3,840.4 May 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - May 2021
Brunei (USD mn) -615.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2020
Bulgaria (USD mn) -120.2 May 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - May 2021
Cambodia (USD mn) -1,954.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2020
Canada (USD mn) 935.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1957 - Mar 2021
Chile (USD mn) 503.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2020
China (USD mn) 69,446.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2021
Colombia (USD mn) -3,633.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2021
Croatia (USD mn) -446.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2020
Cyprus (USD mn) -1,111.6 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2021
Czech Republic (USD mn) 342.6 May 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - May 2021
Denmark (USD mn) 2,964.2 May 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - May 2021
Ecuador (USD mn) 726.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2021
Egypt (USD mn) -4,849.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1993 - Dec 2020
Estonia (USD mn) -82.7 May 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - May 2021
European Union (USD mn) 121,257.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2021
Finland (USD mn) 308.5 May 2021 monthly Jan 1980 - May 2021
France (USD mn) -2,779.0 May 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - May 2021
Georgia (USD mn) -364.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2021
Germany (USD mn) 28,928.8 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1991 - Feb 2021
Ghana (USD mn) -709.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Sep 2020
Greece (USD mn) -2,487.6 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China (USD mn) 7,714.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2021
Hungary (USD mn) 701.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 1989 - Mar 2021
Iceland (USD mn) -211.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1976 - Mar 2021
India (USD mn) -8,134.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 1949 - Mar 2021
Indonesia (USD mn) -996.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1981 - Mar 2021
Iran (USD mn) 3,754.0 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Ireland (USD mn) 22,956.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1981 - Mar 2021
Israel (USD mn) 5,105.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1992 - Dec 2020
Italy (USD mn) 4,715.2 May 2021 monthly Jan 1970 - May 2021
Ivory Coast (USD mn) -1,348.7 2019 yearly 1975 - 2019
Japan (USD mn) 17,106.0 May 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - May 2021
Jordan (USD mn) -1,583.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1977 - Mar 2021
Kazakhstan (USD mn) -1,530.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1997 - Dec 2020
Kenya (USD mn) -415.0 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
South Korea (USD mn) 9,261.4 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1980 - Feb 2021
Kosovo (USD mn) -185.7 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Mar 2021
Kuwait (USD mn) 8,084.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
Kyrgyzstan (USD mn) -83.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2021
Laos (USD mn) 70.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Mar 2021
Latvia (USD mn) -66.8 May 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - May 2021
Lebanon (USD mn) -133.4 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
Lithuania (USD mn) -19.3 May 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - May 2021
Luxembourg (USD mn) 424.6 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2021
Macau SAR, China (USD mn) 18,555.8 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
North Macedonia (USD mn) -19.5 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Mar 2021
Malawi (USD mn) -1,220.2 2019 yearly 1977 - 2019
Malaysia (USD mn) 3,025.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2021
Malta (USD mn) -51.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2021
Mauritius (USD mn) -430.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2017 - Mar 2021
Mexico (USD mn) -5,135.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Mar 2021
Moldova (USD mn) -230.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2020
Mongolia (USD mn) -143.5 May 2021 monthly Jan 2009 - May 2021
Montenegro (USD mn) -193.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2021
Morocco (USD mn) 128.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Mozambique (USD mn) -731.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2020
Myanmar (USD mn) -198.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1976 - Sep 2020
Nepal (USD mn) -1,775.6 Apr 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Apr 2021
Netherlands (USD mn) 27,258.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1967 - Mar 2021
New Zealand (USD mn) -3,612.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 1971 - Mar 2021
Nigeria (USD mn) -3,337.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Norway (USD mn) 11,080.9 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1981 - Mar 2021
Oman (USD mn) -4,140.4 2019 yearly 1974 - 2019
Pakistan (USD mn) -2,482.0 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1976 - Jun 2021
Palestinian Territory (USD mn) -291.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
Panama (USD mn) 450.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
Paraguay (USD mn) 209.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Peru (USD mn) -1,816.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1977 - Mar 2021
Philippines (USD mn) -380.3 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Mar 2021
Poland (USD mn) 75.0 May 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - May 2021
Portugal (USD mn) -296.1 May 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - May 2021
Qatar (USD mn) 75.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
Romania (USD mn) -2,004.1 Apr 2021 monthly Jun 2002 - Apr 2021
Russia (USD mn) 3,700.0 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2012 - Mar 2021
Saudi Arabia (USD mn) 2,317.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
Serbia (USD mn) -58.7 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2013 - Feb 2021
Singapore (USD mn) 18,489.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2021
Slovakia (USD mn) -88.9 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Apr 2021
Slovenia (USD mn) 173.4 May 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - May 2021
South Africa (USD mn) 4,467.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1960 - Mar 2021
Spain (USD mn) 476.2 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - Apr 2021
Sri Lanka (USD mn) -630.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1977 - Mar 2021
Sudan (USD mn) -2,249.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Dec 2020
Sweden (USD mn) 9,331.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1975 - Mar 2021
Switzerland (USD mn) 17,604.7 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1983 - Mar 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) 81,714.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 101.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (LKR bn) 5,065.070 2026 yearly 1990 - 2026
Forecast: Government Net Debt (LKR bn) 27,169.760 2026 yearly 1990 - 2026
Forecast: Government Revenue (LKR bn) 3,093.110 2026 yearly 1990 - 2026
Government Debt: Domestic (LKR mn) 9,636,412.033 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2021
Government Debt: Foreign (LKR mn) 6,417,391.659 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2021
Overall Fiscal Surplus/Deficit (LKR mn) -399,670.660 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2021
Government Revenue & Grants​: Revenue (LKR mn) 365,378.380 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2021
Government Expenditure & LR: Recurrent (LKR mn) 690,422.730 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2021
Government Expenditure & Lending Minus Repayments (LR) (LKR mn) 765,477.730 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2021
Government Expenditure & LR: Capital & Net Lending (LKR mn) 75,055.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2021
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 4.655 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) -715.7 May 2021 monthly Jan 1982 - May 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 951.7 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1982 - Feb 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) 52.0 May 2021 monthly Jan 1983 - May 2021
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 5,973.127 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 (%) 61.7 May 2021 monthly Jan 1983 - May 2021
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
Imports: Intermediate Goods (LKR mn) 208,647.989 May 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - May 2021
Imports: Consumer Goods (LKR mn) 50,619.896 May 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - May 2021
Imports: Investment Goods (LKR mn) 61,498.277 May 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - May 2021
Imports: Intermediate Goods: Fuel (LKR mn) 65,970.561 May 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - May 2021
Imports: Intermediate Goods: Textiles & Textile Articles (LKR mn) 47,046.021 May 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - May 2021
Export Volume Index (EVoI): 2010=100 (2010=100) 137.433 May 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - May 2021
Import Volume Index (IVoI): 2010=100 (2010=100) 147.123 May 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - May 2021
Terms of Trade Index: 2010=100 (2010=100) 92.351 May 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - May 2021
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 4.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2021
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -630.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1977 - Mar 2021
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -2.9 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 124.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1977 - Mar 2021
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.6 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -78.234 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 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 (%) 61.1 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 7,446.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 2012 - Mar 2021
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 10.2 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -1.818 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -47,867.646 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2020
BoP: FA: Liabilities: Financial Derivatives (USD mn) 0.000 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2018
BoP: FA: Assets: Errors & Ommissions (USD mn) 192.632 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2018
BoP: FA: Assets: Financial Derivatives (USD mn) 0.000 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2018
International Investment Position (IIP): Net (USD mn) -47,791.968 Mar 2021 quarterly Sep 2013 - Mar 2021
IIP: Assets (USD mn) 8,912.615 Mar 2021 quarterly Sep 2013 - Mar 2021
IIP: Liabilities (USD mn) 56,704.584 Mar 2021 quarterly Sep 2013 - Mar 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) 6,310.301 May 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - May 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 45,643.128 May 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - May 2021
M2 Growth (%) 19.8 May 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - May 2021
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 2.0 Jun 2021 monthly Mar 1997 - Jun 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 3,574.4 Jun 2021 monthly Dec 1956 - Jun 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 2.2 May 2021 monthly Jan 1982 - May 2021
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 381.260 Jun 2021 monthly Dec 1977 - Jun 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 56,775.039 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 2002 - Jan 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 18.4 Nov 2020 monthly Dec 2003 - Nov 2020
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 63,974.7 May 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - May 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 22.7 May 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - May 2021
Household Debt (USD mn) 8,822.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2010 - Dec 2020
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) 4,027.927 Jun 2021 monthly Nov 2013 - Jun 2021
ORA: Foreign Currency Reserves in Convertible FC (FCR) (USD mn) 3,574.415 Jun 2021 monthly Nov 2013 - Jun 2021
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Business Confidence Growth (% Point) -33.8 Jun 2021 monthly May 2016 - Jun 2021
Business Sentiment Index: Business Condition: Current Quarter (Index) 88.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 2014 - Mar 2021
Purchasing Managers Index: Manufacturing (Index) 50.400 Jun 2021 monthly May 2015 - Jun 2021

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