Sri Lanka Policy Rate

1997 - 2021 | Monthly | % pa | Central Bank of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka cash rate (Policy Rate: Month End: Standing Deposit Facility Rate (Repo Rate)) was set at 4.50 % pa in Jan 2021, compared with 4.50 % pa in the previous Dec 2020. Sri Lanka Policy Rate averaged 7.75 % pa and is updated monthly, available from Jan 1997 to Jan 2021. The data reached an all-time high of 20.00 % pa in Jan 2001 and a record low of 4.50 % pa in Jan 2021. Its Long Term Interest Rate (Govt Paper: Primary: Yield: WA: Bonds: Above 10 Years) was reported at 10.68 % pa in Oct 2019. Sri Lanka Exchange Rate against USD averaged 190.76 (LKR/USD) in Jan 2021.

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Sri Lanka Policy Rate

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Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
4.50 Jan 2021 4.50 Dec 2020 4.50 Jan 2021 20.00 Jan 2001 % pa monthly Jan 1997 - Jan 2021

Policy Rate by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (% pa) 0.50 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Jan 2021
Algeria (% pa) 3.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1963 - Jan 2021
Argentina (%) 33.86 Jan 2021 monthly Aug 1985 - Jan 2021
Armenia (% pa) 5.25 Jan 2021 monthly May 2001 - Jan 2021
Australia (% pa) 0.10 Jan 2021 monthly Aug 1990 - Jan 2021
Austria (% pa) 0.00 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Mar 2021
Azerbaijan (% pa) 6.25 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - Jan 2021
Bahrain (% pa) 1.00 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Mar 2021
Bangladesh (% pa) 4.75 Jan 2021 monthly Sep 2009 - Jan 2021
Belarus (% pa) 7.75 Jan 2021 monthly Jul 1991 - Jan 2021
Belgium (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Botswana (% pa) 3.75 Jan 2021 monthly Aug 1976 - Jan 2021
Brazil (% pa) 2.00 Jan 2021 monthly Mar 1999 - Jan 2021
Bulgaria (% pa) 0.00 Feb 2021 monthly Feb 1991 - Feb 2021
Canada (% pa) 0.25 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1992 - Jan 2021
Chile (% pa) 0.50 Jan 2021 monthly May 1995 - Jan 2021
China (% pa) 2.00 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2021
Colombia (% pa) 1.75 Jan 2021 monthly Apr 1995 - Jan 2021
Croatia (% pa) 3.00 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 1992 - Dec 2020
Cyprus (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Czech Republic (% pa) 0.05 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Mar 2021
Denmark (% pa) 0.00 Feb 2021 monthly Aug 1914 - Feb 2021
Ecuador (% pa) 8.12 Mar 2021 monthly Jul 1995 - Mar 2021
Egypt (% pa) 8.75 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1991 - Jan 2021
Estonia (% pa) 0.00 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Mar 2021
European Union (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Finland (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
France (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Georgia (% pa) 8.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2008 - Jan 2021
Germany (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Ghana (% pa) 14.50 Jan 2021 monthly Nov 2002 - Jan 2021
Greece (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China (% pa) 0.50 Jan 2021 monthly Jun 1992 - Jan 2021
Hungary (% pa) 0.60 Jan 2021 monthly Oct 1990 - Jan 2021
Iceland (% pa) 1.50 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Jan 2021
India (% pa) 4.00 Jan 2021 monthly Apr 2001 - Jan 2021
Indonesia (% pa) 3.75 Jan 2021 monthly Jun 2015 - Jan 2021
Ireland (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Israel (% pa) 0.25 Mar 2021 monthly Dec 1998 - Mar 2021
Italy (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Ivory Coast (% pa) 2.50 Mar 2017 monthly Jan 1964 - Mar 2017
Japan (% pa) -0.10 Mar 2021 monthly Nov 2008 - Mar 2021
Jordan (% pa) 3.50 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1965 - Jan 2021
Kazakhstan (% pa) 9.00 Jan 2021 monthly Feb 1992 - Jan 2021
Kenya (% pa) 7.00 Mar 2021 monthly Jul 2003 - Mar 2021
South Korea (% pa) 0.50 Jan 2021 monthly May 1999 - Jan 2021
Kosovo (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Kuwait (% pa) 1.50 Jan 2021 monthly Jul 1999 - Jan 2021
Kyrgyzstan (% pa) 5.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Laos (% pa) 3.00 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1992 - Jan 2021
Latvia (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Lebanon (% pa) 10.00 Dec 2020 monthly Apr 1964 - Dec 2020
Lithuania (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Luxembourg (% pa) 0.00 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Mar 2021
Macau SAR, China (% pa) 0.50 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1999 - Jan 2021
North Macedonia (% pa) 1.50 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Feb 2021
Malawi (% pa) 12.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1980 - Jan 2021
Malaysia (% pa) 1.75 Jan 2021 monthly Apr 2004 - Jan 2021
Malta (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Mauritius (% pa) 1.85 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1999 - Jan 2021
Mexico (% pa) 4.25 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2008 - Jan 2021
Moldova (% pa) 5.50 Jan 2021 monthly Feb 2001 - Jan 2021
Mongolia (% pa) 6.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jul 2007 - Jan 2021
Montenegro (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Morocco (% pa) 1.50 Jan 2021 monthly Jun 1995 - Jan 2021
Myanmar (% pa) 9.50 2020 yearly 1986 - 2020
Nepal (% pa) 5.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jul 2003 - Jan 2021
Netherlands (% pa) 0.00 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Mar 2021
New Zealand (% pa) 0.25 Jan 2021 monthly Apr 1999 - Jan 2021
Nigeria (% pa) 11.50 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 2006 - Jan 2021
Norway (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1991 - Jan 2021
Oman (% pa) 0.50 Jan 2021 monthly May 2007 - Jan 2021
Pakistan (% pa) 8.00 Jan 2021 monthly Feb 1992 - Jan 2021
Paraguay (% pa) 0.75 Jan 2021 monthly Jul 2010 - Jan 2021
Peru (% pa) 0.25 Jan 2021 monthly Sep 2003 - Jan 2021
Philippines (% pa) 2.50 Jan 2021 monthly Jun 2016 - Jan 2021
Poland (% pa) 0.10 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - Apr 2021
Portugal (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Qatar (% pa) 2.50 Dec 2020 monthly Mar 2003 - Dec 2020
Romania (% pa) 1.25 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Jan 2021
Russia (% pa) 4.25 Jan 2021 monthly Sep 2013 - Jan 2021
Saudi Arabia (% pa) 1.00 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Mar 2021
Serbia (% pa) 1.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Jan 2021
Singapore (% pa) 0.24 Jan 2021 monthly Jul 2005 - Jan 2021
Slovakia (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Slovenia (% pa) 0.00 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Mar 2021
South Africa (% pa) 3.50 Mar 2021 monthly Nov 1999 - Mar 2021
Spain (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Sri Lanka (% pa) 4.50 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Jan 2021
Sweden (% pa) 0.00 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1987 - Jan 2021
Switzerland (% pa) -0.72 Jan 2021 monthly Jun 1999 - Jan 2021
Syria (% pa) 5.00 Feb 2015 monthly Jan 1962 - Feb 2015
Taiwan (% pa) 1.13 Jan 2021 monthly Jul 1961 - Jan 2021
Tajikistan (% pa) 11.00 Mar 2021 monthly Jul 1997 - Mar 2021
Thailand (% pa) 0.50 Mar 2021 monthly May 2000 - Mar 2021
Tunisia (% pa) 6.25 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Jan 2021
Turkey (% pa) 17.00 Jan 2021 monthly May 2010 - Jan 2021
Ukraine (% pa) 6.00 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1992 - Jan 2021
United Arab Emirates (% pa) 1.25 Jan 2021 monthly Nov 2007 - Jan 2021
United Kingdom (% pa) 0.10 Jan 2021 monthly Jun 1972 - Jan 2021

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -9.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2014 - Sep 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 9,715.872 2019 yearly 1990 - 2019
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 8.2 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2020
National Government Debt (USD mn) 78,253.7 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2020
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 98.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (LKR bn) 5,065.070 2026 yearly 1990 - 2026
Forecast: Government Net Debt (LKR bn) 27,169.760 2026 yearly 1990 - 2026
Forecast: Government Revenue (LKR bn) 3,093.110 2026 yearly 1990 - 2026
Government Debt: Foreign (LKR mn) 6,528,826.088 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2020
Government Debt: Domestic (LKR mn) 7,940,278.132 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2020
Overall Fiscal Surplus/Deficit (LKR mn) -418,100.932 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2020
Government Revenue & Grants​: Revenue (LKR mn) 365,529.195 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2020
Government Expenditure & Lending Minus Repayments (LR) (LKR mn) 784,282.227 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2020
Government Expenditure & LR: Recurrent (LKR mn) 701,378.300 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2020
Government Expenditure & LR: Capital & Net Lending (LKR mn) 82,903.927 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2020
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 4.655 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) -571.9 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1982 - Feb 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 924.4 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1982 - Jan 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) -3.7 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1983 - Feb 2021
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 5,609.740 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 5,694.891 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 3,025.754 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Imports (USD mn) 1,383.7 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1982 - Nov 2020
Total Imports Growth (%) -2.5 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1983 - Feb 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 337,175.146 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 70,660.601 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 252.900 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1978 - Oct 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 40.078 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1978 - Dec 2020
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 14.391 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 2016 - Nov 2020
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 272.490 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2016 - Dec 2020
Exports: Germany (USD mn) 648.000 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Exports: India (USD mn) 768.000 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Exports: Italy (USD mn) 528.000 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Exports: United Kingdom (USD mn) 998.000 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Exports: United States of America (USD mn) 3,141.000 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Imports: India (USD mn) 3,899.000 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Imports: Japan (USD mn) 875.000 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Imports: Singapore (USD mn) 964.000 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Imports: United Arab Emirates (USD mn) 1,669.000 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Imports: China (USD mn) 4,034.000 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Export Volume Index (EVoI): 2010=100 (2010=100) 135.100 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - Jan 2021
Import Volume Index (IVoI): 2010=100 (2010=100) 165.800 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - Jan 2021
Terms of Trade Index: 2010=100 (2010=100) 91.691 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2010 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 8.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 240.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Sep 2020
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -1.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2020
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 103.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Sep 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2002 - Sep 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -10.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -5.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -115.113 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) -21.783 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
External Debt (USD mn) 51,617.8 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2012 - Sep 2020
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 67.6 2019 yearly 1994 - 2019
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 8,194.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2012 - Dec 2020
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 10.0 2019 yearly 1994 - 2019
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -1.818 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -47,867.646 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2020
BoP: FA: Assets: Reserve Assets (RA) (USD mn) 888.984 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: Secondary Income (USD mn) 1,828.690 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current & Capital Account (USD mn) 250.399 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: FA: Assets (USD mn) 662.147 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current & CA: Debit (USD mn) 4,306.963 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
BoP: FA: Assets: Portfolio Investment (PO) (USD mn) 0.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: FA: Assets: Other Investment (OI) (USD mn) -235.348 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: FA: Assets: Direct Investment (DI) (USD mn) 8.511 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: Secondary Income: Debit (USD mn) 160.000 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Services (USD mn) 103.195 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Goods (USD mn) -1,408.748 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
BoP: Capital Account (CP) (USD mn) 10.336 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: FA: Liabilities: Portfolio Investment (PO) (USD mn) -115.113 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: Capital Account: Debit (USD mn) 4.760 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Services: Debit (USD mn) 534.500 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: FA: Liabilities: Other Investment (OI) (USD mn) -1,338.760 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
BoP: Current Account (CA) (USD mn) 240.063 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current Account: Debit (USD mn) 4,302.203 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
BoP: CA: Primary Income (PI) (USD mn) -462.413 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
BoP: CA: Primary Income: Debit (USD mn) 654.409 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
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) -47,867.646 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2013 - Dec 2020
IIP: Liabilities (USD mn) 60,527.415 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2013 - Sep 2020
IIP: Assets (USD mn) 11,932.361 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2013 - Sep 2020
No of Registered Enterprises (Unit) 5,489.000 2019 yearly 1994 - 2019
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 4.7 2019 yearly 1998 - 2019
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 9.7 Jun 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Jun 2020
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 6,215.488 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Feb 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 45,098.161 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Feb 2021
M2 Growth (%) 22.9 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Feb 2021
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 2.0 Mar 2021 monthly Mar 1997 - Mar 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 3,618.2 Mar 2021 monthly Dec 1956 - Mar 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 2.7 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1982 - Feb 2021
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 367.820 Mar 2021 monthly Dec 1977 - Mar 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 18.4 Nov 2020 monthly Dec 2003 - Nov 2020
Total Deposits (USD mn) 56,221.036 Nov 2020 monthly Dec 2002 - Nov 2020
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 62,932.9 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Feb 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 26.4 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Feb 2021
Household Debt (USD mn) 8,320.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 2010 - Sep 2020
Total Loans (USD mn) 36,570.573 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 1983 - Dec 2020
Total Loans Growth (%) 13.19 Sep 2020 monthly Dec 1984 - Sep 2020
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 39.82 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Sep 2020
Official Reserve Assets (ORA) (USD mn) 4,057.700 Mar 2021 monthly Nov 2013 - Mar 2021
ORA: Foreign Currency Reserves in Convertible FC (FCR) (USD mn) 3,618.182 Mar 2021 monthly Nov 2013 - Mar 2021
Commercial Banks: Loans: Personal Loans & Advances (LA) (LKR mn) 1,538,442.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 2010 - Sep 2020
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Business Confidence: Net Balance (% Point) 18.8 Feb 2021 monthly May 2015 - Feb 2021
Business Confidence Growth (% Point) 11.6 Feb 2021 monthly May 2016 - Feb 2021
Business Sentiment Index: Business Condition: Current Quarter (Index) 56.750 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2014 - Dec 2020
Purchasing Managers Index: Manufacturing (Index) 59.400 Feb 2021 monthly May 2015 - Feb 2021

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