Sri Lanka Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP

2002 - 2023 | Quarterly | % | CEIC Data

Key information about Sri Lanka Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP

  • Sri Lanka Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) registered a growth equal to 1.1 % of the country's Nominal GDP in Dec 2023, compared with a growth equal to 0.8 % in the previous quarter.
  • Sri Lanka Foreign Direct Investment: % of Nominal GDP data is updated quarterly, available from Mar 2002 to Dec 2023.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 4.0 % in Jun 2018 and a record low 0.2 % in Sep 2017.

CEIC calculates Foreign Direct Investment as % of Nominal GDP from quarterly Foreign Direct Investment and quarterly Nominal GDP. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka provides Foreign Direct Investment in USD based on BPM6. The Department of Census and Statistics provides Nominal GDP in local currency based on SNA 2008. Federal Reserve Board average market exchange rate is used for currency conversions. Foreign Direct Investment as % of Nominal GDP prior to Q1 2015 is calculated from Nominal GDP based on old methodology. Foreign Direct Investment as % of Nominal GDP prior to Q1 2012 is calculated from Foreign Direct Investment based on BPM5 and Nominal GDP based on SNA 1993.


Related information about Sri Lanka Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP

  • In the latest reports of Sri Lanka, Current Account recorded a surplus of 237.2 USD mn in Dec 2023.
  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 250.9 USD mn in Dec 2023.
  • Sri Lanka Direct Investment Abroad expanded by 8.5 USD mn in Dec 2023.
  • Its Foreign Portfolio Investment increased by 44.9 USD mn in Dec 2023.
  • The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 20.9 USD bn in Mar 2023.

View Sri Lanka's Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP from Mar 2002 to Dec 2023 in the chart:

Sri Lanka Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP

What was Sri Lanka's Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP in Dec 2023?

Sri Lanka Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) registered a growth equal to 1.1 % of the country's Nominal GDP in Dec 2023, compared with a growth equal to 0.8 % in the previous quarter. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
1.1 Dec 2023 0.8 Sep 2023 0.2 Sep 2017 4.0 Jun 2018 % quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2023

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 7.3 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2023
Algeria (%) 0.4 Mar 2023 quarterly Mar 2007 - Mar 2023
Argentina (%) 4.5 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2023
Armenia (%) -2.2 Dec 2023 quarterly Dec 1994 - Dec 2023
Australia (%) 3.8 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 1959 - Dec 2023
Austria (%) -1.6 Dec 2022 quarterly Mar 1970 - Dec 2022
Azerbaijan (%) -3.1 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2023
Bahrain (%) 2.5 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2018 - Sep 2023
Bangladesh (%) 0.3 2023 yearly 1998 - 2023
Belarus (%) 0.4 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2023
Belgium (%) -4.9 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2023
Bolivia (%) 0.5 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 1990 - Sep 2023
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 2.8 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2023
Botswana (%) 1.0 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2004 - Sep 2023
Brazil (%) 2.1 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2023
Brunei (%) -10.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Bulgaria (%) 0.6 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2023
Cambodia (%) 12.1 2022 yearly 2010 - 2022
Canada (%) 1.5 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1961 - Dec 2023
Chile (%) 4.0 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2023
China (%) 0.4 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2023
Colombia (%) 3.9 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2023
Croatia (%) 6.4 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 1995 - Sep 2023
Cyprus (%) 11.6 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2023
Czech Republic (%) 5.1 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2023
Denmark (%) 0.9 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2023
Ecuador (%) 0.3 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2023
Egypt (%) 2.9 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 2001 - Dec 2023
Estonia (%) 22.9 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2023
European Union (%) 0.9 Mar 2023 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2023
Finland (%) 4.5 Mar 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2023
France (%) -0.4 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1997 - Dec 2023
Georgia (%) 3.6 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1997 - Dec 2023
Germany (%) 1.5 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1991 - Dec 2023
Ghana (%) 2.0 Dec 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2022
Greece (%) 1.1 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2023
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 23.7 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 1999 - Sep 2023
Hungary (%) -148.3 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2023
Iceland (%) -0.2 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2023
India (%) 0.9 Dec 2023 quarterly Jun 2004 - Dec 2023
Indonesia (%) 1.4 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1990 - Dec 2023
Iran (%) 0.1 2021 yearly 1997 - 2021
Ireland (%) 5.3 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2023
Israel (%) 3.2 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2023
Italy (%) 1.9 Mar 2023 quarterly Mar 1988 - Mar 2023
Ivory Coast (%) 2.3 2022 yearly 1970 - 2022
Japan (%) 0.8 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1980 - Dec 2023
Jordan (%) 1.1 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1992 - Dec 2023
Kazakhstan (%) 0.9 Sep 2023 quarterly Dec 1997 - Sep 2023
Kenya (%) 0.3 2022 yearly 1996 - 2022
South Korea (%) 1.2 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1980 - Dec 2023
Kosovo (%) 8.3 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2023
Kuwait (%) 0.5 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2023
Kyrgyzstan (%) -3.1 Mar 2023 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2023
Laos (%) 4.1 2022 yearly 1988 - 2022
Latvia (%) 0.3 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2023
Lebanon (%) 2.5 2020 yearly 2004 - 2020
Lithuania (%) 3.4 Mar 2023 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2023
Luxembourg (%) -584.6 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2023
Macau SAR, China (%) 12.0 2022 yearly 1982 - 2022
North Macedonia (%) -4.9 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2023
Malawi (%) 0.4 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Malaysia (%) 2.5 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2023
Malta (%) 422.2 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2023
Mauritius (%) 37.5 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2023
Mexico (%) -0.2 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2023
Moldova (%) 2.4 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2023
Mongolia (%) 11.6 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2023
Montenegro (%) 8.0 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2023
Morocco (%) 1.1 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2023
Mozambique (%) 33.6 2021 yearly 1986 - 2021
Myanmar (%) 0.6 Sep 2021 quarterly Dec 2017 - Sep 2021
Nepal (%) 0.1 2023 yearly 2001 - 2023
Netherlands (%) -116.1 Dec 2023 quarterly Jun 2003 - Dec 2023
New Zealand (%) 2.6 Dec 2023 quarterly Jun 2000 - Dec 2023
Nigeria (%) 0.6 Dec 2022 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2022
Norway (%) -0.9 Dec 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2022
Oman (%) 4.9 2022 yearly 1970 - 2022
Pakistan (%) 0.5 2023 yearly 1977 - 2023
Palestinian Territory (%) -0.4 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2011 - Sep 2023
Panama (%) -0.9 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2007 - Sep 2023
Paraguay (%) -0.6 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2023
Peru (%) 0.0 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1990 - Dec 2023
Philippines (%) 2.0 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2023
Poland (%) 0.8 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2023
Portugal (%) 0.5 Mar 2023 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2023
Qatar (%) -0.7 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2011 - Jun 2023
Romania (%) 1.6 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2023
Russia (%) 0.1 Dec 2022 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2022
Saudi Arabia (%) 1.3 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2023
Serbia (%) 5.8 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2013 - Sep 2023
Singapore (%) 42.9 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2023
Slovakia (%) 0.9 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2023
Slovenia (%) 3.3 Mar 2023 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2023
South Africa (%) 0.9 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1985 - Dec 2023
Spain (%) -0.8 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1980 - Dec 2023
Sri Lanka (%) 1.1 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2023
Sudan (%) 1.7 2021 yearly 1996 - 2021
Sweden (%) 1.1 Mar 2023 quarterly Mar 1982 - Mar 2023
Switzerland (%) 6.6 Mar 2023 quarterly Mar 1985 - Mar 2023

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -10.5 Sep 2023 quarterly Dec 2014 - Sep 2023
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 5,458.017 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 10.6 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2023
National Government Debt (USD mn) 86,964.6 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2023
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 104.4 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2023
Forecast: Government Expenditure (LKR bn) 4,472.550 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Forecast: Government Net Debt (LKR bn) 27,899.420 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Forecast: Government Revenue (LKR bn) 2,012.590 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Government Debt: Foreign (LKR mn) 11,402,380.792 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2023
Government Debt: Domestic (LKR mn) 16,617,629.160 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2023
Government Expenditure & LR: Recurrent (LKR mn) 1,002,143.567 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2023
Overall Fiscal Surplus/Deficit (LKR mn) -371,009.687 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2023
Government Expenditure & Lending Minus Repayments (LR) (LKR mn) 1,172,712.077 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2023
Government Expenditure & LR: Capital & Net Lending (LKR mn) 170,568.510 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2023
Government Revenue & Grants​: Revenue (LKR mn) 795,600.830 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2023
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 3.626 2028 yearly 1980 - 2028
Trade Balance (USD mn) -319.1 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1982 - Feb 2024
Total Exports (USD mn) 1,059.3 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1982 - Feb 2024
Total Exports Growth (%) 7.9 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1983 - Feb 2024
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) 1,378.4 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1982 - Feb 2024
Total Imports Growth (%) 35.0 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1983 - Feb 2024
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) 211.902 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 1978 - Dec 2023
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 33.763 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 1978 - Dec 2023
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 17.680 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 2016 - Dec 2023
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 306.538 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 2016 - Dec 2023
Exports: Germany (USD mn) 742.000 2022 yearly 2003 - 2022
Imports: India (USD mn) 4,738.000 2022 yearly 2003 - 2022
Export Volume Index (EVoI): 2010=100 (2010=100) 200.505 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2010 - Jan 2024
Import Volume Index (IVoI): 2010=100 (2010=100) 169.493 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2010 - Jan 2024
Terms of Trade Index: 2010=100 (2010=100) 84.410 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2010 - Jan 2024
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 8.5 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2023
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 237.2 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1977 - Dec 2023
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 1.1 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2023
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 250.9 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1977 - Dec 2023
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 1.1 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2023
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 44.911 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2023
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.2 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2023
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -1.3 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2023
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 46.216 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2023
External Debt (USD mn) 54,831.6 Dec 2023 quarterly Dec 2012 - Dec 2023
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 75.0 2022 yearly 1998 - 2022
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 5,031.5 Dec 2023 quarterly Dec 2012 - Dec 2023
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 11.5 2022 yearly 1998 - 2022
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -0.744 2022 yearly 1980 - 2022
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -51,439.912 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2023
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) -51,439.912 Dec 2023 quarterly Dec 2012 - Dec 2023
IIP: Liabilities (USD mn) 63,986.189 Dec 2023 quarterly Dec 2012 - Dec 2023
IIP: Assets (USD mn) 12,546.277 Dec 2023 quarterly Dec 2012 - Dec 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 (%) 6.5 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 2010 - Jun 2023
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 5,088.870 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 1994 - Jan 2024
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 36,267.306 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 1994 - Jan 2024
M2 Growth (%) 8.9 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 1995 - Jan 2024
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 4.0 Jun 2023 monthly Mar 1997 - Jun 2023
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 4,425.6 Jan 2024 monthly Dec 1956 - Jan 2024
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 2.9 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 1982 - Jan 2024
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 30.887 Jan 2024 monthly Dec 1977 - Jan 2024
Total Deposits (USD mn) 45,118.862 Jul 2023 monthly Dec 2002 - Jul 2023
Total Deposits Growth (%) 5.8 Jun 2023 monthly Dec 2003 - Jun 2023
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 1,267.7 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 1996 - Dec 2023
Domestic Credit Growth (%) -97.5 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 1997 - Dec 2023
Household Debt (USD mn) 5,580.5 Jun 2023 quarterly Jun 2010 - Jun 2023
Total Loans (USD mn) 26,218.887 Jan 2024 monthly Dec 1983 - Jan 2024
Total Loans Growth (%) -0.36 Jan 2024 monthly Dec 1984 - Jan 2024
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 25.97 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 2010 - Jun 2023
Official Reserve Assets (ORA) (USD mn) 4,496.000 Jan 2024 monthly Nov 2013 - Jan 2024
ORA: Foreign Currency Reserves in Convertible FC (FCR) (USD mn) 4,425.613 Jan 2024 monthly Nov 2013 - Jan 2024
Commercial Banks: Loans: Personal Loans & Advances (LA) (LKR mn) 1,714,837.000 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) 93.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Jun 2014 - Dec 2023
Purchasing Managers Index: Manufacturing (Index) 56.000 Feb 2024 monthly May 2015 - Feb 2024

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