Sri Lanka National Government Debt

2014 - 2023 | Quarterly | USD mn | CEIC Data

Key information about Sri Lanka National Government Debt

  • Sri Lanka National Government Debt reached 87.0 USD bn in Sep 2023, compared with 87.5 USD bn in the previous quarter.
  • Sri Lanka National Government Debt data is updated quarterly, available from Mar 2014 to Sep 2023.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 87.5 USD bn in Jun 2023 and a record low of 55.0 USD bn in Mar 2014.

CEIC converts quarterly Government Debt into USD. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka provides Government Debt in local currency. The Federal Reserve Board period end market exchange rate is used for currency conversions.


Related information about Sri Lanka National Government Debt
  • In the latest reports, Sri Lanka Consolidated Fiscal Balance recorded a deficit equal to 10.5 % of its Nominal GDP in Sep 2023.
  • The country's Government debt accounted for 103.9 % of its Nominal GDP in Sep 2023.
  • Sri Lanka Nominal GDP reached 20.9 USD bn in Mar 2023.

View Sri Lanka's National Government Debt from Mar 2014 to Sep 2023 in the chart:

Sri Lanka National Government Debt

What was Sri Lanka's National Government Debt in Sep 2023?

Sri Lanka National Government Debt reached 87.0 USD bn in Sep 2023, compared with 87.5 USD bn in the previous quarter. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
86,964.6 Sep 2023 87,534.2 Jun 2023 54,967.9 Mar 2014 87,534.2 Jun 2023 USD mn quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2023

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn) 13,499.8 Sep 2023 quarterly Sep 2010 - Sep 2023
Algeria (USD mn) 111,205.0 2022 yearly 1997 - 2022
Argentina (USD mn) 370,673.4 Dec 2023 quarterly Dec 1994 - Dec 2023
Armenia (USD mn) 11,845.3 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2023
Australia (USD mn) 673,484.7 2022 yearly 1999 - 2022
Austria (USD mn) 410,557.9 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2023
Azerbaijan (USD mn) 9,223.0 2021 yearly 2008 - 2021
Bahrain (USD mn) 40,419.0 Jan 2024 monthly Mar 2001 - Jan 2024
Belarus (USD mn) 23,375.7 May 2022 monthly Dec 2003 - May 2022
Belgium (USD mn) 660,312.5 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 1980 - Sep 2023
Bolivia (USD mn) 8,960.7 2014 yearly 1998 - 2014
Bosnia and Herzegovina (USD mn) 3,441.3 2023 yearly 2007 - 2023
Botswana (USD mn) 3,497.5 2023 yearly 2002 - 2023
Brazil (USD mn) 1,662,424.5 Jan 2024 monthly Dec 2000 - Jan 2024
Bulgaria (USD mn) 22,896.4 Jan 2024 monthly Dec 2015 - Jan 2024
Canada (USD mn) 1,423,314.6 2023 yearly 1962 - 2023
Chile (USD mn) 125,588.9 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2023
China (USD mn) 4,229,989.2 2023 yearly 2005 - 2023
Colombia (USD mn) 226,036.5 Sep 2023 quarterly Dec 2001 - Sep 2023
Croatia (USD mn) 49,150.2 Dec 2022 monthly Dec 1995 - Dec 2022
Cyprus (USD mn) 24,975.0 Jan 2024 monthly Dec 2010 - Jan 2024
Czech Republic (USD mn) 139,943.2 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2023
Denmark (USD mn) 121,119.5 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2023
Ecuador (USD mn) 79,317.0 Dec 2023 quarterly Dec 2005 - Dec 2023
Egypt (USD mn) 369,695.1 Jun 2022 quarterly Jun 2006 - Jun 2022
Estonia (USD mn) 8,156.6 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2023
European Union (USD mn) 14,589,252.7 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2023
Finland (USD mn) 232,882.8 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2023
France (USD mn) 3,430,547.4 Dec 2023 quarterly Dec 1995 - Dec 2023
Georgia (USD mn) 11,675.6 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2023
Germany (USD mn) 2,784,645.1 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2023
Greece (USD mn) 381,205.0 Sep 2023 quarterly Dec 1999 - Sep 2023
Hong Kong SAR, China (USD mn) 181,662.1 2023 yearly 2003 - 2023
Hungary (USD mn) 139,689.6 Sep 2023 quarterly Dec 1989 - Sep 2023
Iceland (USD mn) 18,223.8 2022 yearly 1998 - 2022
India (USD mn) 2,045,168.5 Dec 2023 quarterly Dec 1998 - Dec 2023
Indonesia (USD mn) 530,799.5 Feb 2024 monthly Jun 2009 - Feb 2024
Ireland (USD mn) 235,561.7 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2023
Israel (USD mn) 294,651.3 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Italy (USD mn) 3,092,277.3 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 1957 - Jan 2024
Ivory Coast (USD mn) 3,853.2 2015 yearly 1975 - 2015
Japan (USD mn) 9,396,604.9 Apr 2023 monthly Apr 1982 - Apr 2023
Jordan (USD mn) 45,981.8 Nov 2023 monthly Jan 2002 - Nov 2023
Kazakhstan (USD mn) 57,122.7 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2023
Kenya (USD mn) 70,728.9 Dec 2023 monthly Sep 1999 - Dec 2023
South Korea (USD mn) 815,782.8 Sep 2023 quarterly Sep 2002 - Sep 2023
Kosovo (USD mn) 1,875.6 2022 yearly 2009 - 2022
Kuwait (USD mn) 682.8 Jan 2024 monthly Dec 1993 - Jan 2024
Kyrgyzstan (USD mn) 6,280.5 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 2011 - Dec 2023
Latvia (USD mn) 17,359.2 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2023
Lebanon (USD mn) 100,370.8 Dec 2021 monthly Dec 2001 - Dec 2021
Lithuania (USD mn) 28,107.9 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2023
Luxembourg (USD mn) 21,543.4 Sep 2023 quarterly Dec 1995 - Sep 2023
North Macedonia (USD mn) 8,026.8 Dec 2023 quarterly Dec 2009 - Dec 2023
Malawi (USD mn) 2,620.0 2014 yearly 2010 - 2014
Malaysia (USD mn) 255,431.9 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1978 - Dec 2023
Malta (USD mn) 9,959.4 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2023
Mauritius (USD mn) 10,153.1 Dec 2023 quarterly Jun 2003 - Dec 2023
Mexico (USD mn) 926,584.2 Feb 2024 monthly Dec 2005 - Feb 2024
Moldova (USD mn) 5,894.9 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2007 - Feb 2024
Montenegro (USD mn) 4,219.6 Sep 2023 monthly Dec 2010 - Sep 2023
Morocco (USD mn) 91,099.0 Dec 2022 quarterly Dec 2006 - Dec 2022
Nepal (USD mn) 9,555.9 2019 yearly 1990 - 2019
Netherlands (USD mn) 531,718.3 Dec 2023 quarterly Dec 1999 - Dec 2023
New Zealand (USD mn) 99,408.0 Dec 2023 quarterly Dec 2006 - Dec 2023
Nigeria (USD mn) 101,710.7 Dec 2023 quarterly Dec 2006 - Dec 2023
Norway (USD mn) 224,382.7 2023 yearly 1995 - 2023
Oman (USD mn) 46,137.8 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Panama (USD mn) 49,808.0 Feb 2024 monthly Jul 2004 - Feb 2024
Paraguay (USD mn) 13,433.8 2022 yearly 2003 - 2022
Peru (USD mn) 88,740.2 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2023
Philippines (USD mn) 262,539.9 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 1993 - Jan 2024
Poland (USD mn) 371,468.7 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2023
Portugal (USD mn) 291,024.4 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2023
Qatar (USD mn) 26,518.7 2012 yearly 2003 - 2012
Romania (USD mn) 173,977.1 Dec 2023 monthly Nov 2011 - Dec 2023
Russia (USD mn) 281,621.2 Feb 2024 monthly May 2009 - Feb 2024
Saudi Arabia (USD mn) 273,066.7 2023 yearly 2004 - 2023
Serbia (USD mn) 39,294.7 Jan 2024 monthly Sep 2004 - Jan 2024
Singapore (USD mn) 871,871.2 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1990 - Dec 2023
Slovakia (USD mn) 75,313.8 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2023
Slovenia (USD mn) 44,123.3 Dec 2022 quarterly Dec 1999 - Dec 2022
South Africa (USD mn) 273,059.8 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1960 - Feb 2024
Spain (USD mn) 1,740,886.1 Dec 2023 quarterly Dec 1990 - Dec 2023
Sri Lanka (USD mn) 86,964.6 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2023
Sweden (USD mn) 170,597.9 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 1999 - Sep 2023
Switzerland (USD mn) 267,524.5 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Taiwan (USD mn) 218,997.1 2022 yearly 1996 - 2022
Thailand (USD mn) 276,423.6 Feb 2024 monthly Oct 1997 - Feb 2024
Tunisia (USD mn) 38,631.7 Nov 2023 monthly Apr 2011 - Nov 2023
Turkey (USD mn) 254,513.1 2022 yearly 2001 - 2022
Ukraine (USD mn) 135,245.2 Feb 2024 monthly Dec 2004 - Feb 2024
United Kingdom (USD mn) 3,241,935.2 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 1966 - Sep 2023
United States (USD mn) 34,471,083.0 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1969 - Feb 2024
Uruguay (USD mn) 40,486.3 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 1999 - Sep 2023
Venezuela (USD mn) 105,131.7 2016 yearly 1996 - 2016
Vietnam (USD mn) 137,176.1 2022 yearly 2010 - 2022
Yemen (USD mn) 20,434.2 2013 yearly 2004 - 2013

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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 & Lending Minus Repayments (LR) (LKR mn) 1,172,712.077 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2023
Government Expenditure & LR: Recurrent (LKR mn) 1,002,143.567 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2023
Government Revenue & Grants​: Revenue (LKR mn) 795,600.830 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 & LR: Capital & Net Lending (LKR mn) 170,568.510 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) 272.761 Nov 2023 monthly Jan 1978 - Nov 2023
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 36.519 Nov 2023 monthly Jan 1978 - Nov 2023
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 24.920 Nov 2023 monthly Jan 2016 - Nov 2023
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 377.199 Nov 2023 monthly Jan 2016 - Nov 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: Errors & Ommissions (USD mn) 192.632 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2018
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
IIP: Assets (USD mn) 12,546.277 Dec 2023 quarterly Dec 2012 - Dec 2023
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
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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