Sri Lanka Current Account Balance

1977 - 2020 | Quarterly | USD mn | CEIC Data

Sri Lanka Current Account recorded a deficit of 280.5 USD mn in Dec 2020, compared with a surplus of 251.2 USD mn in the previous quarter. Sri Lanka Current Account Balance: USD mn data is updated quarterly, available from Mar 1977 to Dec 2020, with an averaged value of -149.1 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 89.0 USD mn in Dec 2020. Sri Lanka Direct Investment Abroad expanded by 3.6 USD mn in Dec 2020. Its Foreign Portfolio Investment fell by 1.1 USD bn in Dec 2020. 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 Dec 2020?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
-280.5 Dec 2020 251.2 Sep 2020 -1,695.3 Dec 2011 449.8 Mar 2019 USD mn quarterly Mar 1977 - Dec 2020

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn) -419.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2020
Algeria (USD mn) -2,970.0 Dec 2019 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2019
Argentina (USD mn) -1,371.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1976 - Dec 2020
Armenia (USD mn) 51.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2020
Australia (USD mn) 10,607.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 1959 - Dec 2020
Austria (USD mn) 1,910.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1970 - Dec 2020
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) 65.5 Dec 2020 monthly Jul 1997 - Dec 2020
Belarus (USD mn) 297.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2020
Belgium (USD mn) -1,673.1 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1995 - Dec 2020
Bolivia (USD mn) 11.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1988 - Dec 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina (USD mn) -124.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2020
Botswana (USD mn) -332.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Sep 2020
Brazil (USD mn) -3,969.9 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Mar 2021
Brunei (USD mn) 11.2 Dec 2019 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2019
Bulgaria (USD mn) 424.1 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Feb 2021
Cambodia (USD mn) -1,954.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2020
Canada (USD mn) -5,571.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1957 - Dec 2020
Chile (USD mn) 503.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2020
China (USD mn) 123,765.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
Colombia (USD mn) -3,114.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2020
Croatia (USD mn) -446.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2020
Cyprus (USD mn) -952.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2020
Czech Republic (USD mn) 1,135.3 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Feb 2021
Denmark (USD mn) 2,164.0 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - Feb 2021
Ecuador (USD mn) 765.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2020
Egypt (USD mn) -4,849.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1993 - Dec 2020
Estonia (USD mn) -17.4 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Feb 2021
European Union (USD mn) 148,628.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Finland (USD mn) 451.1 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1980 - Feb 2021
France (USD mn) -3,171.0 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Feb 2021
Georgia (USD mn) -559.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2020
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) -1,016.3 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Feb 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China (USD mn) 3,984.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Hungary (USD mn) 149.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1989 - Dec 2020
Iceland (USD mn) 164.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1976 - Dec 2020
India (USD mn) -1,723.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1949 - Dec 2020
Indonesia (USD mn) 795.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1981 - Dec 2020
Iran (USD mn) 3,754.0 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Ireland (USD mn) 8,477.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1981 - Dec 2020
Israel (USD mn) 5,105.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1992 - Dec 2020
Italy (USD mn) 4,520.0 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1970 - Feb 2021
Ivory Coast (USD mn) -1,348.7 2019 yearly 1975 - 2019
Japan (USD mn) 17,031.5 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Feb 2021
Jordan (USD mn) -1,176.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Dec 2020
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) -197.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2009 - Dec 2020
Kuwait (USD mn) 8,084.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
Kyrgyzstan (USD mn) -6.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2020
Laos (USD mn) -10.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2020
Latvia (USD mn) 140.3 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Feb 2021
Lebanon (USD mn) -133.4 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
Lithuania (USD mn) 295.2 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Feb 2021
Luxembourg (USD mn) -209.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2020
Macau SAR, China (USD mn) 18,555.8 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
North Macedonia (USD mn) -68.8 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2001 - Dec 2020
Malawi (USD mn) -1,220.2 2019 yearly 1977 - 2019
Malaysia (USD mn) 4,618.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Malta (USD mn) -107.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2020
Mauritius (USD mn) -465.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Dec 2020
Mexico (USD mn) 17,408.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1980 - Dec 2020
Moldova (USD mn) -230.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2020
Mongolia (USD mn) -28.8 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2009 - Feb 2021
Montenegro (USD mn) -271.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
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) -910.6 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1976 - Jun 2020
Nepal (USD mn) -419.6 Jan 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2021
Netherlands (USD mn) 16,553.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1967 - Dec 2020
New Zealand (USD mn) -1,436.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1971 - Dec 2020
Nigeria (USD mn) -3,337.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Norway (USD mn) 1,026.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1981 - Dec 2020
Oman (USD mn) -4,140.4 2019 yearly 1974 - 2019
Pakistan (USD mn) -288.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1976 - Mar 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) 738.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Dec 2020
Philippines (USD mn) 1,010.0 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Dec 2020
Poland (USD mn) 1,961.0 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Feb 2021
Portugal (USD mn) 50.4 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Feb 2021
Qatar (USD mn) 75.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
Romania (USD mn) -1,769.4 Feb 2021 monthly Jun 2002 - Feb 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) 14,572.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1986 - Dec 2020
Slovakia (USD mn) -141.4 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Feb 2021
Slovenia (USD mn) 210.7 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Feb 2021
South Africa (USD mn) 3,165.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1960 - Dec 2020
Spain (USD mn) -2,068.1 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - Feb 2021
Sri Lanka (USD mn) -280.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Dec 2020
Sudan (USD mn) -1,060.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Sep 2020
Sweden (USD mn) 6,660.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1975 - Dec 2020
Switzerland (USD mn) -3,155.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1983 - Dec 2020

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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: Foreign (LKR mn) 6,052,179.059 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Government Debt: Domestic (LKR mn) 9,065,067.918 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Overall Fiscal Surplus/Deficit (LKR mn) -513,927.890 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Government Revenue & Grants​: Revenue (LKR mn) 339,055.383 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Government Expenditure & Lending Minus Repayments (LR) (LKR mn) 855,559.473 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Government Expenditure & LR: Recurrent (LKR mn) 609,575.600 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Government Expenditure & LR: Capital & Net Lending (LKR mn) 245,984.873 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 4.655 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) -571.9 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1982 - Feb 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 951.7 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1982 - Feb 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) -3.7 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1983 - Feb 2021
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 5,609.740 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 5,694.891 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 3,025.754 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Imports (USD mn) 1,523.6 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1982 - Feb 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) -2.5 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1983 - Feb 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 337,175.146 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 70,660.601 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
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) 14.668 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2016 - Jan 2021
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 340.043 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2016 - Jan 2021
Export Volume Index (EVoI): 2010=100 (2010=100) 130.400 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - Feb 2021
Import Volume Index (IVoI): 2010=100 (2010=100) 151.400 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - Feb 2021
Terms of Trade Index: 2010=100 (2010=100) 91.691 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2010 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 3.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -280.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Dec 2020
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -1.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2020
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 89.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Dec 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -10.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -5.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -1,149.393 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) 51,617.8 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2012 - Sep 2020
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 61.1 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 8,194.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2012 - Dec 2020
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: Assets: Portfolio Investment (PO) (USD mn) 0.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current & Capital Account (USD mn) 250.399 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: FA: Assets: Other Investment (OI) (USD mn) -235.348 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current Account (CA) (USD mn) 240.063 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: FA: Assets (USD mn) 662.147 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: FA: Liabilities: Portfolio Investment (PO) (USD mn) -115.113 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: Capital Account: Debit (USD mn) 4.760 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
BoP: Current & CA: Debit (USD mn) 4,306.963 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Services: Debit (USD mn) 534.500 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Goods (USD mn) -1,408.748 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
BoP: Capital Account (CP) (USD mn) 10.336 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: FA: Assets: Reserve Assets (RA) (USD mn) 888.984 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: FA: Assets: Direct Investment (DI) (USD mn) 8.511 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: Secondary Income: Debit (USD mn) 160.000 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Services (USD mn) 103.195 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
BoP: FA: Liabilities: Other Investment (OI) (USD mn) -1,338.760 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
BoP: Secondary Income (USD mn) 1,828.690 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current Account: Debit (USD mn) 4,302.203 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
BoP: CA: Primary Income (PI) (USD mn) -462.413 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
BoP: CA: Primary Income: Debit (USD mn) 654.409 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: FA: Assets: 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: Liabilities: Financial Derivatives (USD mn) 0.000 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2018
International Investment Position (IIP): Net (USD mn) -47,867.646 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2013 - Dec 2020
IIP: Liabilities (USD mn) 60,527.415 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2013 - Sep 2020
IIP: Assets (USD mn) 11,932.361 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2013 - Sep 2020
No of Registered Enterprises (Unit) 5,489.000 2019 yearly 1994 - 2019
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) 6,192.797 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 44,509.971 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2021
M2 Growth (%) 20.8 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Mar 2021
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 2.0 Apr 2021 monthly Mar 1997 - Apr 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 3,610.7 Mar 2021 monthly Dec 1956 - Mar 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 2.7 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1982 - Feb 2021
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 367.825 Mar 2021 monthly Dec 1977 - Mar 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 18.4 Nov 2020 monthly Dec 2003 - Nov 2020
Total Deposits (USD mn) 56,221.036 Nov 2020 monthly Dec 2002 - Nov 2020
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 62,747.8 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Mar 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 24.3 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Mar 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 (%) 15.27 Feb 2021 monthly Dec 1984 - Feb 2021
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 40.26 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2020
Official Reserve Assets (ORA) (USD mn) 4,055.164 Mar 2021 monthly Nov 2013 - Mar 2021
ORA: Foreign Currency Reserves in Convertible FC (FCR) (USD mn) 3,610.657 Mar 2021 monthly Nov 2013 - Mar 2021
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Business Confidence: Net Balance (% Point) 34.0 Mar 2021 monthly May 2015 - Mar 2021
Business Confidence Growth (% Point) 74.0 Mar 2021 monthly May 2016 - Mar 2021
Business Sentiment Index: Business Condition: Current Quarter (Index) 56.750 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2014 - Dec 2020
Purchasing Managers Index: Manufacturing (Index) 67.000 Mar 2021 monthly May 2015 - Mar 2021

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