Sri Lanka Population

1948 - 2020 | Yearly | Person mn | CEIC Data

Sri Lanka Population reached 21.9 million people in Jun 2020, compared with the previously reported figure of 21.8 million people in Jun 2019. Sri Lanka population data is updated yearly, available from Jun 1948 to Jun 2020. The data reached an all-time high of 21.9 million people in Jun 2020 and a record low of 7.1 million people in Jun 1948. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka provides Mid-year Population.

In the latest reports, Sri Lanka Unemployment Rate dropped to 5.4 % in Jun 2020. The country's Labour Force Participation Rate dropped to 50.2 % in Jun 2020.

View Sri Lanka's Population from 1948 to 2020 in the chart:

Sri Lanka Population

What was Sri Lanka's Population in 2020?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
21.9 2020 21.8 2019 7.1 1948 21.9 2020 Person mn yearly 1948 - 2020

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (Person mn) 2.8 2019 yearly 1989 - 2019
Algeria (Person mn) 43.4 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Argentina (Person mn) 45.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Armenia (Person mn) 3.0 2019 yearly 1989 - 2019
Australia (Person mn) 25.5 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Austria (Person mn) 8.9 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Azerbaijan (Person mn) 10.1 2019 yearly 1925 - 2019
Bahrain (Person mn) 1.5 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Bangladesh (Person mn) 167.6 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Belarus (Person mn) 9.4 2019 yearly 1949 - 2019

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -7.1 Mar 2020 quarterly Dec 2014 - Mar 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 9,715.872 2019 yearly 1990 - 2019
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 8.9 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2020
National Government Debt (USD mn) 78,253.7 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2020
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 91.3 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (LKR bn) 4,748.005 2025 yearly 1990 - 2025
Forecast: Government Net Debt (LKR bn) 23,368.660 2025 yearly 1990 - 2025
Forecast: Government Revenue (LKR bn) 2,958.922 2025 yearly 1990 - 2025
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

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