Sri Lanka Government Debt: % of GDP

2014 - 2022 | Quarterly | % | CEIC Data

Key information about Sri Lanka Government Debt: % of GDP

  • Sri Lanka Government debt accounted for 122.4 % of the country's Nominal GDP in Jun 2022, compared with the ratio of 117.4 % in the previous quarter.
  • Sri Lanka government debt to GDP ratio data is updated quarterly, available from Mar 2014 to Jun 2022.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 122.4 % in Jun 2022 and a record low of 72.0 % in Mar 2018.

CEIC calculates quarterly Government Debt as % of Nominal GDP from quarterly Government Debt and rolling sum of quarterly Nominal GDP. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka provides Government Debt in local currency. The Department of Census and Statistics provides Nominal GDP in local currency. Government Debt as % of Nominal GDP prior to Q4 2015 is calculated from Nominal GDP based on old methodology.


Related information about Sri Lanka Government Debt: % of GDP

  • In the latest reports, Sri Lanka National Government Debt reached 68.2 USD bn in Jun 2022.
  • The country's Nominal GDP reached 15.6 USD bn in Jun 2022.

View Sri Lanka's Government Debt: % of GDP from Mar 2014 to Jun 2022 in the chart:

Sri Lanka Government Debt: % of GDP

What was Sri Lanka's Government Debt: % of GDP in Jun 2022?

Sri Lanka Government debt accounted for 122.4 % of the country's Nominal GDP in Jun 2022, compared with the ratio of 117.4 % in the previous quarter. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
122.4 Jun 2022 117.4 Mar 2022 72.0 Mar 2018 122.4 Jun 2022 % quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2022

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 65.6 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 2010 - Jun 2022
Algeria (%) 36.4 2018 yearly 1997 - 2018
Argentina (%) 75.7 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2004 - Jun 2022
Armenia (%) 54.0 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2013 - Jun 2022
Australia (%) 48.0 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
Austria (%) 82.7 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
Azerbaijan (%) 6.4 2010 yearly 2008 - 2010
Bahrain (%) 90.6 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2007 - Jun 2022
Bangladesh (%) 20.8 2022 yearly 2010 - 2022
Belarus (%) 36.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2003 - Mar 2022
Belgium (%) 108.3 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 1980 - Jun 2022
Bolivia (%) 27.2 2014 yearly 1998 - 2014
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 24.4 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
Botswana (%) 19.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2014 - Dec 2021
Brazil (%) 77.1 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 2006 - Sep 2022
Bulgaria (%) 22.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2007 - Mar 2022
Cambodia (%) 35.2 2021 yearly 2013 - 2021
Canada (%) 71.8 2022 yearly 1962 - 2022
Chile (%) 35.4 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2002 - Jun 2022
China (%) 20.3 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2022
Colombia (%) 63.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2005 - Mar 2022
Croatia (%) 73.1 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 1995 - Jun 2022
Cyprus (%) 91.5 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 2010 - Sep 2022
Czech Republic (%) 43.5 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
Denmark (%) 31.7 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
Ecuador (%) 61.9 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 2005 - Jun 2021
Egypt (%) 68.6 Jun 2020 quarterly Jun 2006 - Jun 2020
Estonia (%) 16.7 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
European Union (%) 86.4 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
Finland (%) 71.6 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
France (%) 113.3 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 1995 - Jun 2022
Georgia (%) 43.2 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2022
Germany (%) 67.2 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
Ghana (%) 80.1 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Greece (%) 182.1 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 1999 - Jun 2022
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 46.1 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Hungary (%) 73.5 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 1990 - Sep 2022
Iceland (%) 74.6 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
India (%) 56.3 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2022
Indonesia (%) 39.0 Sep 2022 quarterly Jun 2015 - Sep 2022
Iran (%) 8.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2022
Ireland (%) 51.2 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
Israel (%) 67.1 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Italy (%) 147.1 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 1995 - Sep 2022
Ivory Coast (%) 8.6 2015 yearly 1975 - 2015
Japan (%) 229.7 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 1994 - Sep 2022
Jordan (%) 87.8 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2002 - Jun 2022
Kazakhstan (%) 23.1 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2022
Kenya (%) 67.4 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2009 - Jun 2022
South Korea (%) 47.4 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 2002 - Jun 2022
Kosovo (%) 23.3 2021 yearly 2009 - 2021
Kuwait (%) 3.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2020
Kyrgyzstan (%) 50.9 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Sep 2022
Latvia (%) 41.6 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
Lebanon (%) 150.6 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Lithuania (%) 39.6 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
Luxembourg (%) 25.4 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 1997 - Jun 2022
North Macedonia (%) 52.5 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 2009 - Sep 2022
Malawi (%) 66.0 2014 yearly 2010 - 2014
Malaysia (%) 61.6 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 2010 - Sep 2022
Malta (%) 55.1 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Jun 2022
Mauritius (%) 74.4 Sep 2022 quarterly Jun 2003 - Sep 2022
Mexico (%) 51.9 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 2005 - Sep 2022
Moldova (%) 30.6 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2007 - Jun 2022
Mongolia (%) 59.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2017 - Dec 2021
Montenegro (%) 79.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2010 - Mar 2022
Morocco (%) 68.9 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
Nepal (%) 27.2 2019 yearly 1990 - 2019
Netherlands (%) 50.9 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 1999 - Jun 2022
New Zealand (%) 33.1 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2006 - Jun 2022
Nigeria (%) 20.3 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2010 - Jun 2022
Norway (%) 42.5 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Oman (%) 63.1 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Pakistan (%) 69.1 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (%) 74.1 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2010 - Jun 2022
Panama (%) 63.5 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2007 - Jun 2022
Paraguay (%) 31.6 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2014 - Jun 2022
Peru (%) 34.4 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Sep 2022
Philippines (%) 63.7 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1993 - Sep 2022
Poland (%) 51.5 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2002 - Jun 2022
Portugal (%) 120.5 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 1995 - Sep 2022
Qatar (%) 15.0 2012 yearly 2006 - 2012
Romania (%) 48.3 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2011 - Jun 2022
Russia (%) 13.8 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2011 - Jun 2022
Saudi Arabia (%) 26.4 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2016 - Jun 2022
Serbia (%) 55.3 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 2004 - Jun 2022
Singapore (%) 184.9 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1990 - Sep 2022
Slovakia (%) 60.3 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
Slovenia (%) 73.5 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 1999 - Jun 2022
South Africa (%) 70.1 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 1960 - Jun 2022
Spain (%) 116.1 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Jun 2022
Sri Lanka (%) 122.4 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2022
Sweden (%) 32.6 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
Switzerland (%) 24.7 2025 yearly 1990 - 2025
Taiwan (%) 30.1 2021 yearly 1996 - 2021
Tajikistan (%) 39.2 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Thailand (%) 53.4 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 1997 - Sep 2022
Tunisia (%) 79.7 Dec 2021 monthly Apr 2011 - Dec 2021
Turkey (%) 39.3 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2001 - Jun 2022
Ukraine (%) 43.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2021

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -11.0 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2014 - Jun 2022
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 6,562.001 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 8.0 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2022
National Government Debt (USD mn) 68,158.4 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2022
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 122.4 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2022
Forecast: Government Expenditure (LKR bn) 4,427.653 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Forecast: Government Net Debt (LKR bn) 31,121.366 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Forecast: Government Revenue (LKR bn) 2,093.930 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Government Debt: Foreign (LKR mn) 11,525,857.912 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2022
Government Debt: Domestic (LKR mn) 12,738,541.482 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2022
Overall Fiscal Surplus/Deficit (LKR mn) -418,390.919 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2022
Government Expenditure & LR: Recurrent (LKR mn) 750,651.569 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2022
Government Revenue & Grants​: Revenue (LKR mn) 471,668.187 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2022
Government Expenditure & Lending Minus Repayments (LR) (LKR mn) 890,912.422 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2022
Government Expenditure & LR: Capital & Net Lending (LKR mn) 140,260.853 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2022
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 3.839 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) -285.1 Oct 2022 monthly Jan 1982 - Oct 2022
Total Exports (USD mn) 1,078.9 Sep 2022 monthly Jan 1982 - Sep 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) -11.9 Oct 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - Oct 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 8,907.620 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 7,800.861 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 3,021.131 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Imports (USD mn) 1,335.7 Oct 2022 monthly Jan 1982 - Oct 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) -21.2 Oct 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - Oct 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 440,256.326 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 445,689.567 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 351.194 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 1978 - Aug 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 29.663 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 1978 - Aug 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 31.853 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 2016 - Aug 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 259.936 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 2016 - Aug 2022
Exports: India (USD mn) 606.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Exports: United States of America (USD mn) 2,500.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Exports: Italy (USD mn) 455.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Exports: United Kingdom (USD mn) 908.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Exports: Germany (USD mn) 570.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Imports: Intermediate Goods: Textiles & Textile Articles (LKR mn) 83,887.336 Sep 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Sep 2022
Imports: Investment Goods (LKR mn) 61,440.452 Sep 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Sep 2022
Imports: Consumer Goods (LKR mn) 72,868.880 Sep 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Sep 2022
Imports: Intermediate Goods (LKR mn) 330,996.872 Sep 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Sep 2022
Imports: Intermediate Goods: Fuel (LKR mn) 136,412.975 Sep 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Sep 2022
Imports: India (USD mn) 3,079.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Imports: Japan (USD mn) 528.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Imports: China (USD mn) 3,579.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Imports: United Arab Emirates (USD mn) 1,035.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Import Volume Index (IVoI): 2010=100 (2010=100) 116.925 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 2010 - Aug 2022
Export Volume Index (EVoI): 2010=100 (2010=100) 146.990 Sep 2022 monthly Jan 2010 - Sep 2022
Terms of Trade Index: 2010=100 (2010=100) 91.291 Sep 2022 monthly Jan 2010 - Sep 2022
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 3.8 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2022
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -472.5 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1977 - Jun 2022
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -3.0 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2002 - Jun 2022
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 219.7 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1977 - Jun 2022
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 1.4 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2002 - Jun 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 191.074 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 1.2 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) 0.1 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 190.962 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2022
External Debt (USD mn) 50,592.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2012 - Mar 2022
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 57.7 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 8,606.9 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2012 - Jun 2022
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 9.6 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -2.501 2022 yearly 1980 - 2022
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -48,902.988 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2013 - Jun 2022
BoP: Secondary Income: Debit (USD mn) 84.900 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2022
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
IIP: Assets (USD mn) 8,292.003 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 2013 - Jun 2022
IIP: Liabilities (USD mn) 57,194.991 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 2013 - Jun 2022
International Investment Position (IIP): Net (USD mn) -48,902.988 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 2013 - Jun 2022
No of Registered Enterprises (Unit) 5,760.000 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 4.5 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 10.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2021
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 4,012.948 Oct 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Oct 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 28,480.441 Oct 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Oct 2022
M2 Growth (%) 8.4 Oct 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Oct 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 4.0 Nov 2022 monthly Mar 1997 - Nov 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 1,609.8 Oct 2022 monthly Dec 1956 - Oct 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 1.2 Oct 2022 monthly Jan 1982 - Oct 2022
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 24.743 Oct 2022 monthly Dec 1977 - Oct 2022
Total Deposits (USD mn) 59,325.939 Jan 2022 monthly Dec 2002 - Jan 2022
Total Deposits Growth (%) 11.2 Jan 2022 monthly Dec 2003 - Jan 2022
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 45,092.0 Sep 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - Sep 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 20.5 Sep 2022 monthly Jan 1997 - Sep 2022
Household Debt (USD mn) 8,691.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2010 - Dec 2021
Total Loans (USD mn) 23,608.492 Aug 2022 monthly Dec 1983 - Aug 2022
Total Loans Growth (%) 12.74 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 1984 - Jul 2022
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 38.03 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2021
ORA: Foreign Currency Reserves in Convertible FC (FCR) (USD mn) 1,609.806 Oct 2022 monthly Nov 2013 - Oct 2022
Official Reserve Assets (ORA) (USD mn) 1,778.570 Sep 2022 monthly Nov 2013 - Sep 2022
Commercial Banks: Loans: Personal Loans & Advances (LA) (LKR mn) 1,762,155.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2010 - Dec 2021
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Business Confidence Growth (% Point) -44.0 Oct 2022 monthly May 2016 - Oct 2022
Business Sentiment Index: Business Condition: Current Quarter (Index) 35.000 Sep 2022 quarterly Jun 2014 - Sep 2022
Purchasing Managers Index: Manufacturing (Index) 38.400 Oct 2022 monthly May 2015 - Oct 2022

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