Sri Lanka External Debt

2012 - 2023 | Quarterly | USD mn | Central Bank of Sri Lanka

Key information about Sri Lanka External Debt

  • Sri Lanka External Debt reached 52.4 USD bn in Jun 2023, compared with 50.9 USD bn in the previous quarter.
  • Sri Lanka External Debt: USD mn data is updated quarterly, available from Dec 2012 to Jun 2023.
  • 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 External Debt
  • In the latest reports of Sri Lanka, Current Account recorded a surplus of 90.9 USD mn in Jun 2023.
  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 111.4 USD mn in Jun 2023.
  • Sri Lanka Direct Investment Abroad expanded by 3.8 USD mn in Jun 2023.
  • Its Foreign Portfolio Investment increased by 509.5 USD mn in Jun 2023.
  • The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 20.9 USD bn in Mar 2023.

View Sri Lanka's External Debt from Dec 2012 to Jun 2023 in the chart:

Sri Lanka External Debt

What was Sri Lanka's External Debt in Jun 2023?

Sri Lanka External Debt reached 52.4 USD bn in Jun 2023, compared with 50.9 USD bn in the previous quarter. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
52,412.1 Jun 2023 50,899.5 Mar 2023 37,098.1 Dec 2012 55,624.1 Jun 2019 USD mn quarterly Dec 2012 - Jun 2023

External Debt by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn) 11,119.4 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 2003 - Jun 2023
Algeria (USD mn) 3,838.0 Dec 2019 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2019
Argentina (USD mn) 276,200.9 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2023
Armenia (USD mn) 6,344.7 Oct 2023 monthly Dec 2012 - Oct 2023
Australia (USD mn) 1,898,308.0 Jun 2023 quarterly Sep 1988 - Jun 2023
Austria (USD mn) 713,739.5 Dec 2022 quarterly Mar 1997 - Dec 2022
Azerbaijan (USD mn) 8,135.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2001 - Dec 2021
Bangladesh (USD mn) 96,246.0 Dec 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Dec 2022
Belarus (USD mn) 36,843.8 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 1995 - Jun 2023
Belgium (USD mn) 1,511,458.7 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2007 - Jun 2023
Bolivia (USD mn) 15,474.7 Mar 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2023
Bosnia and Herzegovina (USD mn) 5,151.1 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2023
Botswana (USD mn) 1,431.8 2023 yearly 1994 - 2023
Brazil (USD mn) 575,357.5 Dec 2022 quarterly Dec 1999 - Dec 2022
Bulgaria (USD mn) 46,655.6 Aug 2023 monthly Jan 1999 - Aug 2023
Cambodia (USD mn) 22,971.5 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2010 - Jun 2023
Canada (USD mn) 2,652,713.5 Mar 2023 quarterly Mar 1990 - Mar 2023
Chile (USD mn) 230,587.3 Sep 2023 monthly Dec 1995 - Sep 2023
China (USD mn) 2,433,801.4 Jun 2023 quarterly Jun 2003 - Jun 2023
Colombia (USD mn) 190,221.5 Aug 2023 monthly Jan 2001 - Aug 2023
Croatia (USD mn) 52,854.6 Dec 2022 monthly Dec 1998 - Dec 2022
Cyprus (USD mn) 185,218.8 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2008 - Jun 2023
Czech Republic (USD mn) 200,687.7 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 1993 - Jun 2023
Denmark (USD mn) 523,344.5 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 2005 - Jun 2023
Ecuador (USD mn) 58,049.4 Sep 2023 monthly Jan 1994 - Sep 2023
Egypt (USD mn) 164,727.6 Jun 2023 quarterly Jun 1997 - Jun 2023
Estonia (USD mn) 34,168.5 Mar 2023 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2023
European Union (USD mn) 17,336,777.0 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2008 - Jun 2023
Finland (USD mn) 688,012.4 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 1991 - Jun 2023
France (USD mn) 7,527,078.4 Jun 2023 quarterly Jun 2004 - Jun 2023
Georgia (USD mn) 24,155.1 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 1999 - Jun 2023
Germany (USD mn) 6,599,981.4 Jun 2023 quarterly Jun 1999 - Jun 2023
Ghana (USD mn) 29,185.2 Nov 2022 monthly Jan 2012 - Nov 2022
Greece (USD mn) 607,521.7 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 2003 - Jun 2023
Hong Kong SAR, China (USD mn) 1,792,121.2 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2001 - Jun 2023
Hungary (USD mn) 288,200.2 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2023
Iceland (USD mn) 21,783.0 Mar 2023 quarterly Dec 1989 - Mar 2023
India (USD mn) 629,090.6 Jun 2023 quarterly Sep 1999 - Jun 2023
Indonesia (USD mn) 393,740.1 Sep 2023 monthly Jan 2008 - Sep 2023
Iran (USD mn) 8,674.9 2022 yearly 1994 - 2022
Ireland (USD mn) 3,258,798.8 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 2002 - Jun 2023
Israel (USD mn) 152,997.3 Dec 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2022
Italy (USD mn) 2,787,428.3 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 2002 - Jun 2023
Ivory Coast (USD mn) 29,752.4 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Japan (USD mn) 4,340,852.2 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2003 - Jun 2023
Jordan (USD mn) 40,504.1 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 2006 - Jun 2023
Kazakhstan (USD mn) 161,848.7 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 2000 - Jun 2023
Kenya (USD mn) 38,609.8 Aug 2023 monthly Sep 1999 - Aug 2023
South Korea (USD mn) 649,322.1 Sep 2023 quarterly Dec 1994 - Sep 2023
Kosovo (USD mn) 3,900.9 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 2011 - Jun 2023
Kuwait (USD mn) 62,968.2 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2018 - Jun 2023
Kyrgyzstan (USD mn) 9,945.1 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 2005 - Jun 2023
Laos (USD mn) 10,234.8 2022 yearly 1996 - 2022
Latvia (USD mn) 43,625.4 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2023
Lebanon (USD mn) 34,529.0 Mar 2023 quarterly Dec 2007 - Mar 2023
Lithuania (USD mn) 53,467.9 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 1996 - Jun 2023
Luxembourg (USD mn) 3,800,897.3 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 2002 - Jun 2023
North Macedonia (USD mn) 12,466.4 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 2005 - Jun 2023
Malawi (MWK mn) 2,812,733.5 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Malaysia (USD mn) 266,736.4 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2009 - Sep 2023
Malta (USD mn) 199,335.1 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2004 - Jun 2023
Mauritius (USD mn) 199,333.7 Mar 2023 quarterly Dec 2009 - Mar 2023
Mexico (USD mn) 447,827.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
Moldova (USD mn) 10,242.0 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 2011 - Jun 2023
Mongolia (USD mn) 33,790.2 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2023
Montenegro (USD mn) 10,552.3 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Morocco (USD mn) 63,124.2 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 2006 - Sep 2022
Mozambique (USD mn) 10,150.3 2020 yearly 1985 - 2020
Myanmar (USD mn) 13,927.2 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Nepal (USD mn) 9,130.2 Dec 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2022
Netherlands (USD mn) 3,963,020.9 Jun 2023 quarterly Jun 2003 - Jun 2023
New Zealand (USD mn) 203,243.9 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 1993 - Jun 2023
Nigeria (USD mn) 43,159.2 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 2006 - Jun 2023
Norway (USD mn) 737,752.2 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2003 - Jun 2023
Pakistan (USD mn) 128,090.6 Sep 2023 quarterly Jun 2006 - Sep 2023
Palestinian Territory (USD mn) 1,535.0 Dec 2018 monthly Dec 2012 - Dec 2018
Panama (USD mn) 40,008.0 Oct 2023 monthly Jul 2004 - Oct 2023
Paraguay (USD mn) 21,762.3 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2022
Peru (USD mn) 102,172.1 Dec 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2022
Philippines (USD mn) 117,918.3 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2023
Poland (USD mn) 402,012.0 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2023
Portugal (USD mn) 421,999.0 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 1996 - Sep 2023
Qatar (USD mn) 194,500.0 2018 yearly 2000 - 2018
Romania (USD mn) 169,046.9 Apr 2023 monthly Dec 2004 - Apr 2023
Russia (USD mn) 329,456.0 Sep 2023 quarterly Dec 2000 - Sep 2023
Serbia (USD mn) 48,480.7 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2003 - Jun 2023
Singapore (USD mn) 1,789,921.5 Jun 2023 quarterly Jun 2003 - Jun 2023
Slovakia (USD mn) 126,494.0 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 1993 - Jun 2023
Slovenia (USD mn) 60,664.8 Apr 2023 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2023
South Africa (USD mn) 155,565.0 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 1985 - Jun 2023
Spain (USD mn) 2,591,361.9 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 1993 - Jun 2023
Sri Lanka (USD mn) 52,412.1 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 2012 - Jun 2023
Sudan (USD mn) 62,400.0 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
Sweden (USD mn) 1,029,251.9 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2023
Switzerland (USD mn) 2,315,096.2 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 1999 - Jun 2023
Taiwan (USD mn) 201,049.0 Jun 2023 quarterly Jun 1999 - Jun 2023
Tajikistan (USD mn) 6,662.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2015 - Dec 2021
Thailand (USD mn) 192,845.2 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2023
Tunisia (USD mn) 41,550.5 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 2009 - Jun 2023
Turkey (USD mn) 475,768.1 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 1989 - Jun 2023

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -10.5 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 2014 - Jun 2023
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 5,458.017 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 10.1 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2023
National Government Debt (USD mn) 87,592.3 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2023
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 101.1 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2023
Forecast: Government Expenditure (LKR bn) 4,472.546 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Forecast: Government Net Debt (LKR bn) 27,899.423 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Forecast: Government Revenue (LKR bn) 2,012.589 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Government Debt: Foreign (LKR mn) 10,954,815.527 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2023
Government Debt: Domestic (LKR mn) 15,961,411.006 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2023
Government Revenue & Grants​: Revenue (LKR mn) 679,998.999 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2023
Government Expenditure & LR: Recurrent (LKR mn) 1,173,898.960 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2023
Overall Fiscal Surplus/Deficit (LKR mn) -617,788.441 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2023
Government Expenditure & LR: Capital & Net Lending (LKR mn) 125,675.750 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2023
Government Expenditure & Lending Minus Repayments (LR) (LKR mn) 1,299,574.650 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2023
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 3.626 2028 yearly 1980 - 2028
Trade Balance (USD mn) -377.5 Sep 2023 monthly Jan 1982 - Sep 2023
Total Exports (USD mn) 928.0 Oct 2023 monthly Jan 1982 - Oct 2023
Total Exports Growth (%) -10.0 Sep 2023 monthly Jan 1983 - Sep 2023
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 8,005.174 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 8,546.747 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 3,537.951 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Total Imports (USD mn) 1,349.3 Sep 2023 monthly Jan 1982 - Sep 2023
Total Imports Growth (%) 5.1 Sep 2023 monthly Jan 1983 - Sep 2023
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 381,649.432 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 128,854.946 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 299.416 Jul 2023 monthly Jan 1978 - Jul 2023
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 33.653 Jul 2023 monthly Jan 1978 - Jul 2023
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 27.011 Jul 2023 monthly Jan 2016 - Jul 2023
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 344.706 Jul 2023 monthly Jan 2016 - Jul 2023
Export Volume Index (EVoI): 2010=100 (2010=100) 200.217 Aug 2023 monthly Jan 2010 - Aug 2023
Import Volume Index (IVoI): 2010=100 (2010=100) 128.987 Aug 2023 monthly Jan 2010 - Aug 2023
Terms of Trade Index: 2010=100 (2010=100) 78.591 Aug 2023 monthly Jan 2010 - Aug 2023
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 3.8 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2023
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 90.9 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 1977 - Jun 2023
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 0.5 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2002 - Jun 2023
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 111.4 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 1977 - Jun 2023
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.6 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2002 - Jun 2023
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 509.521 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2023
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 2.6 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2023
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) 0.8 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2023
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 508.722 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2023
External Debt (USD mn) 52,412.1 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 2012 - Jun 2023
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 74.7 2022 yearly 1998 - 2022
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 7,570.9 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 2012 - Jun 2023
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 11.5 2022 yearly 1998 - 2022
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -1.458 2022 yearly 1980 - 2022
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -50,660.742 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2013 - Jun 2023
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
International Investment Position (IIP): Net (USD mn) -50,660.742 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 2012 - Jun 2023
IIP: Liabilities (USD mn) 61,518.509 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 2012 - Jun 2023
IIP: Assets (USD mn) 10,857.767 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 2012 - Jun 2023
No of Registered Enterprises (Unit) 6,298.000 2022 yearly 1994 - 2022
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 4.5 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 7.4 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 2010 - Jun 2023
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 4,720.981 Sep 2023 monthly Jan 1994 - Sep 2023
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 34,528.864 Sep 2023 monthly Jan 1994 - Sep 2023
M2 Growth (%) 7.5 Sep 2023 monthly Jan 1995 - Sep 2023
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 4.0 Jun 2023 monthly Mar 1997 - Jun 2023
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 3,492.7 Sep 2023 monthly Dec 1956 - Sep 2023
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 2.6 Sep 2023 monthly Jan 1982 - Sep 2023
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 28.400 Sep 2023 monthly Dec 1977 - Sep 2023
Total Deposits (USD mn) 46,225.676 Jun 2023 monthly Dec 2002 - Jun 2023
Total Deposits Growth (%) 5.8 Jun 2023 monthly Dec 2003 - Jun 2023
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 51,118.6 Sep 2023 monthly Jan 1996 - Sep 2023
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 0.9 Sep 2023 monthly Jan 1997 - Sep 2023
Household Debt (USD mn) 6,407.8 Jun 2023 quarterly Jun 2010 - Jun 2023
Total Loans (USD mn) 25,081.189 Aug 2023 monthly Dec 1983 - Aug 2023
Total Loans Growth (%) -5.48 Aug 2023 monthly Dec 1984 - Aug 2023
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 26.18 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 2010 - Jun 2023
ORA: Foreign Currency Reserves in Convertible FC (FCR) (USD mn) 3,492.686 Sep 2023 monthly Nov 2013 - Sep 2023
Official Reserve Assets (ORA) (USD mn) 3,562.000 Oct 2023 monthly Nov 2013 - Oct 2023
Commercial Banks: Loans: Personal Loans & Advances (LA) (LKR mn) 1,969,066.000 Jun 2023 quarterly Jun 2010 - Jun 2023
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Business Confidence Growth (% Point) -8.2 May 2023 monthly May 2016 - May 2023
Business Sentiment Index: Business Condition: Current Quarter (Index) 73.630 Jun 2023 quarterly Jun 2014 - Jun 2023
Purchasing Managers Index: Manufacturing (Index) 49.500 Oct 2023 monthly May 2015 - Oct 2023

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