Sri Lanka Motor Vehicles Sales Growth

2006 - 2019 | Yearly | % | CEIC Data

Key information about Sri Lanka Motor Vehicles Sales Growth

  • Sri Lanka Motor Vehicles Sales dropped 27.0 % in Dec 2019, compared with a decrease of 13.5 % in the previous year.
  • Sri Lanka Motor Vehicles Sales Growth rate is updated yearly, available from Dec 2006 to Dec 2019, with an average growth rate of 7.3 %.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 166.7 % in Dec 2011 and a record low of -56.7 % in Dec 2017.
  • Car Sales of Sri Lanka recorded 9,545.0 units in Dec 2019.

CEIC calculates annual Motor Vehicles Sales Growth from semiannual Motor Vehicles Sales. The International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers provides year-to-date Motor Vehicles Sales.

View Sri Lanka's Motor Vehicles Sales Growth from 2006 to 2019 in the chart:

Sri Lanka Motor Vehicles Sales Growth

What was Sri Lanka's Motor Vehicles Sales Growth in 2019?

Sri Lanka Motor Vehicles Sales dropped 27.0 % in Dec 2019, compared with a decrease of 13.5 % in the previous year. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
-27.0 2019 -13.5 2018 -56.7 2017 166.7 2011 % yearly 2006 - 2019

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 38.9 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Algeria (%) -1.8 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Argentina (%) 3.3 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1997 - Apr 2022
Armenia (%) -32.8 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Australia (%) -12.2 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Apr 2022
Austria (%) 1.5 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Azerbaijan (%) 67.5 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Bahrain (%) -16.0 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Bangladesh (%) 5.4 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Belarus (%) 20.9 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Belgium (%) -9.3 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Bolivia (%) -12.1 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) -52.5 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Botswana (%) -87.1 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Brazil (%) -15.9 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Apr 2022
Brunei (%) 20.1 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 2011 - Nov 2020
Bulgaria (%) 16.2 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Cambodia (%) 12.6 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Canada (%) -16.8 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1947 - Mar 2022
Chile (%) 37.5 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2010 - Apr 2022
China (%) -47.6 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2022
Colombia (%) 3.9 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Mar 2022
Croatia (%) 24.0 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Cyprus (%) -3.9 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Czech Republic (%) 10.2 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2012 - Dec 2020
Denmark (%) -4.9 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Ecuador (%) 40.3 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Egypt (%) 26.4 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Estonia (%) 18.6 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Finland (%) 2.0 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
France (%) 2.0 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Georgia (%) -3.4 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Germany (%) -9.0 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Ghana (%) -19.4 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Greece (%) 26.7 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) -12.8 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Hungary (%) -2.3 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Iceland (%) -34.2 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
India (%) 2.8 Mar 2022 monthly May 2002 - Mar 2022
Indonesia (%) 16.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - Mar 2022
Iran (%) -31.7 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Ireland (%) 21.4 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Israel (%) 35.2 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Italy (%) 6.4 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Ivory Coast (%) 15.8 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Japan (%) -14.4 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1992 - Apr 2022
Jordan (%) 3.6 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Kazakhstan (%) 27.4 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Kenya (%) -23.9 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
South Korea (%) -11.3 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Apr 2022
Kuwait (%) 17.4 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan (%) -35.8 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Laos (%) 16.8 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Latvia (%) 0.8 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Lebanon (%) -33.8 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Lithuania (%) 30.7 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Luxembourg (%) 4.4 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
North Macedonia (%) 5.9 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Malawi (%) 1.6 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Malaysia (%) 14.6 Mar 2022 monthly Jul 1995 - Mar 2022
Malta (%) -6.1 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Mauritius (%) 3.0 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Mexico (%) -0.1 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - Apr 2022
Moldova (%) 7.7 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Mongolia (%) -41.0 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Morocco (%) 31.6 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Myanmar (%) 43.8 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Nepal (%) 3.5 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Netherlands (%) -5.2 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
New Zealand (%) 38.3 2021 yearly 1976 - 2021
Nigeria (%) -42.4 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Norway (%) 20.5 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Oman (%) -0.2 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Pakistan (%) 32.0 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 2006 - Apr 2022
Palestinian Territory (%) -25.3 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Panama (%) -8.7 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - Mar 2022
Paraguay (%) -15.0 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Peru (%) 40.2 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Philippines (%) 40.9 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1997 - Apr 2022
Poland (%) 8.7 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Portugal (%) -19.9 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2022
Qatar (%) 0.1 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Romania (%) -0.9 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Russia (%) -78.5 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2009 - Apr 2022
Saudi Arabia (%) 23.0 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Serbia (%) 4.5 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Singapore (%) -38.9 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2011 - Feb 2022
Slovakia (%) 2.9 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Slovenia (%) 14.0 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
South Africa (%) 4.3 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Apr 2022
Spain (%) 0.3 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Sri Lanka (%) -27.0 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Sudan (%) -13.8 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Sweden (%) 4.1 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Switzerland (%) 1.1 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Syria (%) 62.8 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Taiwan (%) -12.8 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Apr 2022
Tajikistan (%) 0.8 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Thailand (%) 9.1 Mar 2022 monthly Dec 1992 - Mar 2022
Tunisia (%) -5.3 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -12.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2014 - Dec 2021
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 6,561.904 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 7.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
National Government Debt (USD mn) 86,754.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 104.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Forecast: Government Expenditure (LKR bn) 7,185.828 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Forecast: Government Net Debt (LKR bn) 39,280.396 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Forecast: Government Revenue (LKR bn) 3,741.173 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Government Debt: Domestic (LKR mn) 11,097,223.307 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Government Debt: Foreign (LKR mn) 6,492,150.071 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Government Expenditure & Lending Minus Repayments (LR) (LKR mn) 1,141,323.612 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Overall Fiscal Surplus/Deficit (LKR mn) -729,688.451 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Government Expenditure & LR: Recurrent (LKR mn) 660,202.714 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Government Expenditure & LR: Capital & Net Lending (LKR mn) 481,120.898 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Government Revenue & Grants​: Revenue (LKR mn) 406,313.221 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 3.238 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) -762.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1982 - Mar 2022
Total Exports (USD mn) 1,057.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1982 - Mar 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) -3.4 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - Mar 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 5,973.126 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 6,311.358 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 3,346.415 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 1,819.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1982 - Mar 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) -5.6 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - Mar 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 433,163.684 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 117,112.792 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 313.319 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 1978 - Jan 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 46.904 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 1978 - Jan 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 28.395 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 2016 - Jan 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 337.831 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 2016 - Jan 2022
Exports: Germany (USD mn) 570.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Exports: United Kingdom (USD mn) 908.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Exports: India (USD mn) 606.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Exports: Italy (USD mn) 455.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Exports: United States of America (USD mn) 2,500.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Imports: Intermediate Goods: Fuel (LKR mn) 86,691.717 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Jan 2022
Imports: Investment Goods (LKR mn) 77,913.146 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Jan 2022
Imports: Consumer Goods (LKR mn) 72,536.185 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Jan 2022
Imports: Intermediate Goods (LKR mn) 244,273.072 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Jan 2022
Imports: Intermediate Goods: Textiles & Textile Articles (LKR mn) 63,772.978 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Jan 2022
Imports: Singapore (USD mn) 692.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Imports: China (USD mn) 3,579.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Imports: Japan (USD mn) 528.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Imports: India (USD mn) 3,079.000 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) 169.649 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 2010 - Jan 2022
Export Volume Index (EVoI): 2010=100 (2010=100) 167.734 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 2010 - Jan 2022
Terms of Trade Index: 2010=100 (2010=100) 88.369 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 2010 - Jan 2022
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 4.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -1,139.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1977 - Dec 2021
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -5.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 178.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1977 - Dec 2021
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -21.447 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -0.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -21.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 0.107 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
External Debt (USD mn) 50,724.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2012 - Dec 2021
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 60.9 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 8,416.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2012 - Dec 2021
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 10.2 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -3.333 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -55,740.330 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
BoP: Secondary Income (USD mn) 849.904 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Goods (USD mn) -2,139.793 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: Current Account: Debit (USD mn) 6,582.723 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: Current Account (CA) (USD mn) -1,139.474 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Services (USD mn) 655.966 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Primary Income (PI) (USD mn) -505.551 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: FA: Liabilities (USD mn) 1,145.070 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Services: Credit (USD mn) 943.165 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Goods: Credit (USD mn) 3,560.093 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: Capital Account: Credit (USD mn) 15.105 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: FA: Assets: Reserve Assets (RA) (USD mn) 411.418 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: FA: Assets (USD mn) 23.037 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Primary Income: Credit (USD mn) 23.587 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: FA: Assets: Portfolio Investment (PO) (USD mn) 0.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: Secondary Income: Credit (USD mn) 916.404 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: Current & CA: Debit (USD mn) 6,588.423 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: Current Account: Credit (USD mn) 5,443.248 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Services: Debit (USD mn) 287.199 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: Secondary Income: Debit (USD mn) 66.500 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Goods: Debit (USD mn) 5,699.886 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: FA: Liabilities: Direct Investment (DI) (USD mn) 178.747 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: Current & CA: Credit (USD mn) 5,458.353 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Primary Income: Debit (USD mn) 529.138 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: FA: Assets: Direct Investment (DI) (USD mn) 4.360 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: Capital Account (CP) (USD mn) 9.405 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: FA: Liabilities: Portfolio Investment (PO) (USD mn) -21.447 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: Capital Account: Debit (USD mn) 5.700 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: FA: Liabilities: Other Investment (OI) (USD mn) 987.770 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: Current & Capital Account (USD mn) -1,130.069 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: FA: Assets: Other Investment (OI) (USD mn) -392.741 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: FA: Assets: Financial Derivatives (USD mn) 0.000 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: Errors & Ommissions (USD mn) 192.632 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2018
IIP: Assets (USD mn) 8,757.797 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 2013 - Dec 2021
International Investment Position (IIP): Net (USD mn) -55,740.330 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 2013 - Dec 2021
IIP: Liabilities (USD mn) 64,498.127 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 2013 - Dec 2021
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 (%) 10.4 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 2010 - Jun 2021
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 5,481.379 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 34,735.517 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2022
M2 Growth (%) 13.7 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Mar 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 4.0 Apr 2022 monthly Mar 1997 - Apr 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 1,617.9 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1956 - Apr 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 0.9 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1982 - Mar 2022
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 28.730 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1977 - Apr 2022
Total Deposits (USD mn) 57,791.511 Jun 2021 monthly Dec 2002 - Jun 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 20.0 Jun 2021 monthly Dec 2003 - Jun 2021
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 53,861.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - Mar 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 25.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1997 - Mar 2022
Household Debt (USD mn) 8,434.6 Jun 2021 quarterly Jun 2010 - Jun 2021
Total Loans (USD mn) 40,288.514 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 1983 - Feb 2022
Total Loans Growth (%) 15.71 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 1984 - Feb 2022
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 40.18 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 2010 - Jun 2021
Official Reserve Assets (ORA) (USD mn) 1,827.000 Apr 2022 monthly Nov 2013 - Apr 2022
ORA: Foreign Currency Reserves in Convertible FC (FCR) (USD mn) 1,617.863 Apr 2022 monthly Nov 2013 - Apr 2022
Commercial Banks: Loans: Personal Loans & Advances (LA) (LKR mn) 1,677,224.000 Jun 2021 quarterly Jun 2010 - Jun 2021
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Business Confidence Growth (% Point) -18.4 Mar 2022 monthly May 2016 - Mar 2022
Business Sentiment Index: Business Condition: Current Quarter (Index) 100.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2014 - Dec 2021
Purchasing Managers Index: Manufacturing (Index) 57.800 Mar 2022 monthly May 2015 - Mar 2022

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