Sri Lanka External Debt

2012 - 2020 | Quarterly | USD mn | Central Bank of Sri Lanka

Key information about Sri Lanka`s External Debt

  • Sri Lanka External Debt reached 49.2 USD bn in Dec 2020, compared with 50.6 USD bn in the previous quarter.
  • Sri Lanka External Debt: USD mn data is updated quarterly, available from Dec 2012 to Dec 2020.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 55.6 USD bn in Jun 2019 and a record low of 37.1 USD bn in Dec 2012.


Related information about Sri Lanka`s External Debt
  • In the latest reports of Sri Lanka, Current Account recorded a deficit of 630.3 USD mn in Mar 2021.
  • 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.

View Sri Lanka's External Debt from Dec 2012 to Dec 2020 in the chart:

Sri Lanka External Debt

What was Sri Lanka's External Debt in Dec 2020?

Sri Lanka External Debt reached 49.2 USD bn in Dec 2020, compared with 50.6 USD bn in the previous quarter. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
49,211.6 Dec 2020 50,552.9 Sep 2020 37,098.1 Dec 2012 55,624.1 Jun 2019 USD mn quarterly Dec 2012 - Dec 2020

External Debt by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn) 10,439.7 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 2003 - Jun 2021
Algeria (USD mn) 3,838.0 Dec 2019 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2019
Argentina (USD mn) 271,505.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
Armenia (USD mn) 6,753.6 May 2021 monthly Dec 2012 - May 2021
Australia (USD mn) 1,848,275.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Sep 1988 - Mar 2021
Austria (USD mn) 757,055.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1997 - Dec 2020
Azerbaijan (USD mn) 8,821.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2001 - Dec 2020
Bangladesh (USD mn) 70,671.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2011 - Dec 2020
Belarus (USD mn) 41,158.7 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 1995 - Mar 2021
Belgium (USD mn) 1,436,430.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Mar 2021
Bolivia (USD mn) 13,510.6 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina (USD mn) 5,311.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2021
Botswana (USD mn) 1,294.1 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Brazil (USD mn) 548,388.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 1999 - Mar 2021
Bulgaria (USD mn) 46,544.2 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jun 2021
Cambodia (USD mn) 17,824.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Mar 2021
Canada (USD mn) 2,478,436.0 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1990 - Jun 2021
Chile (USD mn) 224,052.9 Jul 2021 monthly Dec 1995 - Jul 2021
China (USD mn) 2,526,600.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 2003 - Mar 2021
Colombia (USD mn) 153,628.4 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Mar 2021
Croatia (USD mn) 53,596.6 May 2021 monthly Dec 1998 - May 2021
Cyprus (USD mn) 225,569.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2021
Czech Republic (USD mn) 201,108.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1993 - Dec 2020
Denmark (USD mn) 602,574.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2005 - Dec 2020
Ecuador (USD mn) 55,525.7 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Jul 2021
Egypt (USD mn) 129,195.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1997 - Dec 2020
Estonia (USD mn) 31,106.3 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Jun 2021
European Union (USD mn) 18,103,392.6 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2021
Finland (USD mn) 690,274.7 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1991 - Mar 2021
France (USD mn) 7,379,997.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 2004 - Mar 2021
Georgia (USD mn) 20,592.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 1999 - Mar 2021
Germany (USD mn) 6,741,344.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1999 - Dec 2020
Ghana (USD mn) 24,598.8 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2012 - Mar 2021
Greece (USD mn) 591,346.7 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 2003 - Mar 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China (USD mn) 1,776,248.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2021
Hungary (USD mn) 261,550.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2021
Iceland (USD mn) 20,262.0 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 1989 - Jun 2021
India (USD mn) 563,486.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 1999 - Dec 2020
Indonesia (USD mn) 417,950.3 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 2008 - Apr 2021
Iran (USD mn) 9,142.0 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
Ireland (USD mn) 3,211,912.2 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 2002 - Jun 2021
Israel (USD mn) 132,488.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
Italy (USD mn) 2,753,981.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 2002 - Mar 2021
Ivory Coast (USD mn) 19,182.3 2019 yearly 1970 - 2019
Japan (USD mn) 4,574,792.2 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2003 - Jun 2021
Jordan (USD mn) 35,466.1 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 2006 - Mar 2021
Kazakhstan (USD mn) 163,360.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2000 - Dec 2020
Kenya (USD mn) 37,230.4 Jun 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Jun 2021
South Korea (USD mn) 565,896.7 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 1994 - Mar 2021
Kosovo (USD mn) 2,952.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 2011 - Mar 2021
Kuwait (USD mn) 53,819.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2018 - Sep 2020
Kyrgyzstan (USD mn) 8,693.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2005 - Dec 2020
Laos (USD mn) 9,935.6 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
Latvia (USD mn) 42,960.8 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2021
Lebanon (USD mn) 33,676.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2007 - Dec 2020
Lithuania (USD mn) 41,795.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 1996 - Mar 2021
Luxembourg (USD mn) 3,971,387.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 2002 - Mar 2021
North Macedonia (USD mn) 10,598.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2005 - Dec 2020
Malawi (MWK mn) 2,021,553.2 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Malaysia (USD mn) 246,067.8 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Jun 2021
Malta (USD mn) 105,404.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2021
Mauritius (USD mn) 224,205.2 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 2009 - Jun 2021
Mexico (USD mn) 462,504.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2020
Moldova (USD mn) 8,253.9 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 2011 - Mar 2021
Mongolia (USD mn) 32,958.1 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2021
Montenegro (USD mn) 8,339.4 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Morocco (USD mn) 59,925.9 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 2006 - Mar 2021
Mozambique (USD mn) 9,486.1 2017 yearly 1985 - 2017
Myanmar (USD mn) 11,114.4 2019 yearly 1970 - 2019
Nepal (USD mn) 7,121.3 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
Netherlands (USD mn) 4,204,163.1 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 2003 - Mar 2021
New Zealand (USD mn) 201,158.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2021
Nigeria (USD mn) 32,860.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 2006 - Mar 2021
Norway (USD mn) 710,685.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2003 - Mar 2021
Pakistan (USD mn) 116,308.9 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 2006 - Mar 2021
Palestinian Territory (USD mn) 2,052.0 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 2012 - Dec 2020
Panama (USD mn) 31,734.8 May 2021 monthly Jul 2004 - May 2021
Paraguay (USD mn) 19,549.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Peru (USD mn) 93,270.7 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Mar 2021
Philippines (USD mn) 97,047.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
Poland (USD mn) 372,028.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Portugal (USD mn) 492,790.7 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Jun 2021
Qatar (USD mn) 103,900.0 2010 yearly 2000 - 2010
Romania (USD mn) 156,586.5 Jul 2021 monthly Dec 2004 - Jul 2021
Russia (USD mn) 471,385.0 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 2000 - Jun 2021
Serbia (USD mn) 37,684.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2020
Singapore (USD mn) 1,664,505.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 2003 - Mar 2021
Slovakia (USD mn) 128,117.9 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2021
Slovenia (USD mn) 60,294.0 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Jul 2021
South Africa (USD mn) 170,836.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1985 - Dec 2020
Spain (USD mn) 2,665,703.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2021
Sri Lanka (USD mn) 49,211.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2012 - Dec 2020
Sudan (USD mn) 51,200.0 2019 yearly 2001 - 2019
Sweden (USD mn) 1,088,950.9 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2021
Switzerland (USD mn) 2,227,086.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 1999 - Mar 2021
Taiwan (USD mn) 209,223.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 1999 - Mar 2021
Tajikistan (USD mn) 6,608.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2015 - Dec 2020
Thailand (USD mn) 186,397.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2021
Tunisia (USD mn) 41,085.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2009 - Dec 2020
Turkey (USD mn) 450,047.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1989 - 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: 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
Government Expenditure & Lending Minus Repayments (LR) (LKR mn) 765,477.730 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2021
Government Expenditure & LR: Recurrent (LKR mn) 690,422.730 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: 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) -606.6 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1982 - Jul 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 951.7 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1982 - Feb 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) 1.7 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1983 - Jul 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 (%) 32.2 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1983 - Jul 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: Investment Goods (LKR mn) 87,162.503 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Jun 2021
Imports: Intermediate Goods: Fuel (LKR mn) 13,245.524 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Jun 2021
Imports: Intermediate Goods (LKR mn) 167,640.897 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Jun 2021
Imports: Consumer Goods (LKR mn) 76,370.413 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Jun 2021
Imports: Intermediate Goods: Textiles & Textile Articles (LKR mn) 55,300.393 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Jun 2021
Import Volume Index (IVoI): 2010=100 (2010=100) 146.688 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - Jun 2021
Export Volume Index (EVoI): 2010=100 (2010=100) 156.676 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - Jun 2021
Terms of Trade Index: 2010=100 (2010=100) 93.929 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - Jul 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: CA: Primary Income: Credit (USD mn) 39.268 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2021
BoP: CA: Primary Income: Debit (USD mn) 523.808 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Services: Credit (USD mn) 719.792 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2021
BoP: CA: Primary Income (PI) (USD mn) -484.541 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Goods: Credit (USD mn) 2,982.175 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Goods (USD mn) -2,058.950 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Goods: Debit (USD mn) 5,041.126 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Services: Debit (USD mn) 551.850 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Services (USD mn) 167.942 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2021
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
IIP: Liabilities (USD mn) 56,704.584 Mar 2021 quarterly Sep 2013 - Mar 2021
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
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) 6,618.090 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Jul 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 46,580.905 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Jul 2021
M2 Growth (%) 20.1 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Jul 2021
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 2.0 Aug 2021 monthly Mar 1997 - Aug 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 2,957.9 Aug 2021 monthly Dec 1956 - Aug 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 1.4 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1982 - Jul 2021
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 390.630 Aug 2021 monthly Dec 1977 - Aug 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 56,844.781 Feb 2021 monthly Dec 2002 - Feb 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 18.4 Nov 2020 monthly Dec 2003 - Nov 2020
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 66,913.6 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Jul 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 25.7 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Jul 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) 3,550.708 Aug 2021 monthly Nov 2013 - Aug 2021
ORA: Foreign Currency Reserves in Convertible FC (FCR) (USD mn) 2,957.928 Aug 2021 monthly Nov 2013 - Aug 2021
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Business Confidence Growth (% Point) -13.6 Jul 2021 monthly May 2016 - Jul 2021
Business Sentiment Index: Business Condition: Current Quarter (Index) 67.803 Jun 2021 quarterly Jun 2014 - Jun 2021
Purchasing Managers Index: Manufacturing (Index) 57.800 Jul 2021 monthly May 2015 - Jul 2021

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