Sri Lanka Real GDP Growth

2011 - 2020 | Quarterly | % | CEIC Data

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Sri Lanka expanded 1.5 % YoY in Sep 2020, following a negative growth of 16.3 % in the previous quarter. Real GDP Growth YoY data in Sri Lanka is updated quarterly, available from Mar 2011 to Sep 2020, with an average rate of 3.8 %. The data reached an all-time high of 16.1 % in Mar 2012 and a record low of -16.3 % in Jun 2020. CEIC calculates Real GDP Growth from quarterly Real GDP. The Department of Census and Statistics provides Real GDP in local currency based on SNA 2008, at 2010 prices.

In the latest reports, Nominal GDP of Sri Lanka reached 22.1 USD bn in Sep 2020. Its GDP deflator (implicit price deflator) increased 5.0 % in Sep 2020. GDP Per Capita in Sri Lanka reached 3,852.0 USD in Dec 2019. Its Gross Savings Rate was measured at 14.8 % in Sep 2020. For Nominal GDP contributions, Investment accounted for 19.3 % in Sep 2020. Public Consumption accounted for 9.0 % in Sep 2020. Private Consumption accounted for 76.1 % in Sep 2020.

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Sri Lanka Real GDP Growth

What was Sri Lanka's Real GDP Growth in Sep 2020?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
1.5 Sep 2020 -16.3 Jun 2020 -16.3 Jun 2020 16.1 Mar 2012 % quarterly Mar 2011 - Sep 2020

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) -3.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2010 - Sep 2020
Algeria (%) -3.9 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2020
Argentina (%) -10.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Sep 2020
Armenia (%) -9.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Sep 2020
Australia (%) -3.8 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 1960 - Sep 2020
Austria (%) -4.2 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1989 - Sep 2020
Azerbaijan (%) 0.2 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2020
Bahrain (%) -5.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2009 - Dec 2020
Bangladesh (%) 5.2 2020 yearly 2007 - 2020
Belarus (%) -0.2 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2020
Belgium (%) -4.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2020
Bolivia (%) -21.7 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1991 - Jun 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) -6.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2009 - Sep 2020
Botswana (%) -5.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1995 - Sep 2020
Brazil (%) -3.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1997 - Sep 2020
Brunei (%) 0.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Sep 2020
Bulgaria (%) -5.2 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Sep 2020
Cambodia (%) 7.1 2019 yearly 1994 - 2019
Canada (%) -5.2 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1962 - Sep 2020
Chile (%) -10.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1987 - Sep 2020
China (%) 6.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1992 - Dec 2020
Colombia (%) -9.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Sep 2020
Croatia (%) -10.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Sep 2020
Cyprus (%) -4.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Sep 2020
Czech Republic (%) -5.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Sep 2020
Denmark (%) -3.7 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1992 - Sep 2020
Ecuador (%) -8.8 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Sep 2020
Egypt (%) -1.7 Jun 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Jun 2020
Estonia (%) -2.7 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Sep 2020
European Union (%) -4.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2020
Finland (%) -3.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1976 - Sep 2020
France (%) -5.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1950 - Dec 2020
Georgia (%) -5.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Sep 2020
Germany (%) -3.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1992 - Dec 2020
Ghana (%) -0.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 2006 - Sep 2020
Greece (%) -11.7 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Sep 2020
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) -3.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1991 - Sep 2020
Hungary (%) -4.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Sep 2020
Iceland (%) -6.7 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Sep 2020
India (%) -7.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 2005 - Sep 2020
Indonesia (%) -2.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2020
Iran (%) -2.8 Jun 2020 quarterly Jun 1989 - Jun 2020
Ireland (%) 8.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Sep 2020
Israel (%) -1.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Sep 2020
Italy (%) -6.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1982 - Dec 2020
Ivory Coast (%) 7.4 2018 yearly 1966 - 2018
Japan (%) -5.7 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1956 - Sep 2020
Jordan (%) -2.2 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1993 - Sep 2020
Kazakhstan (%) -4.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2020
Kenya (%) -1.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2010 - Sep 2020
South Korea (%) -1.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1961 - Dec 2020
Kosovo (%) 0.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
Kuwait (%) -2.5 Mar 2020 quarterly Jun 2010 - Mar 2020
Kyrgyzstan (%) -6.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2007 - Sep 2020
Laos (%) 5.5 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Latvia (%) -1.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2020
Lebanon (%) -1.9 2018 yearly 2005 - 2018
Lithuania (%) -1.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1995 - Dec 2020
Luxembourg (%) 0.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Sep 2020
Macau SAR, China (%) -63.8 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2002 - Sep 2020
North Macedonia (%) -3.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Sep 2020
Malawi (%) 4.0 2018 yearly 2003 - 2018
Malaysia (%) -2.7 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Sep 2020
Malta (%) -9.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Sep 2020
Mauritius (%) -32.5 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Jun 2020
Mexico (%) -4.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1981 - Dec 2020
Moldova (%) 0.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Sep 2020
Mongolia (%) -3.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Sep 2020
Montenegro (%) -26.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Sep 2020
Morocco (%) -7.2 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Mozambique (%) 2.0 Dec 2018 quarterly Jun 2007 - Dec 2018
Myanmar (%) 6.8 2019 yearly 2011 - 2019
Nepal (%) -2.7 Mar 2020 quarterly Dec 2004 - Mar 2020
Netherlands (%) -2.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1997 - Sep 2020
New Zealand (%) 3.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 1983 - Sep 2020
Nigeria (%) -3.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Sep 2020
Norway (%) -0.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1979 - Sep 2020
Oman (%) -0.8 2019 yearly 1999 - 2019
Pakistan (%) 0.5 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
Palestinian Territory (%) 11.8 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 2011 - Sep 2020
Panama (%) -23.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Paraguay (%) -1.2 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1995 - Sep 2020
Peru (%) -9.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1981 - Sep 2020
Philippines (%) -8.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Poland (%) -1.8 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Sep 2020
Portugal (%) 1.8 Jun 2019 quarterly Mar 1996 - Jun 2019
Qatar (%) -4.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
Romania (%) -5.7 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Sep 2020
Russia (%) -3.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Sep 2020
Saudi Arabia (%) -4.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Sep 2020
Serbia (%) 4.5 Sep 2019 quarterly Mar 1997 - Sep 2019
Singapore (%) -3.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1976 - Dec 2020
Slovakia (%) -2.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Sep 2020
Slovenia (%) -2.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Sep 2020
South Africa (%) -6.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1961 - Sep 2020
Spain (%) -9.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2020
Sri Lanka (%) 1.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Sep 2020
Sudan (%) -1.3 2019 yearly 1983 - 2019
Sweden (%) -2.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1982 - Dec 2020
Switzerland (%) -1.7 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1966 - Sep 2020

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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) 3.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -280.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Dec 2020
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -1.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2020
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 89.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Dec 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 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) -1,149.393 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 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: Liabilities: Other Investment (OI) (USD mn) -1,338.760 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
BoP: FA: Assets: Other Investment (OI) (USD mn) -235.348 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: FA: Assets: Portfolio Investment (PO) (USD mn) 0.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: FA: Assets (USD mn) 662.147 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: Capital Account (CP) (USD mn) 10.336 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: Capital Account: Debit (USD mn) 4.760 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
BoP: Current & Capital Account (USD mn) 250.399 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: Secondary Income (USD mn) 1,828.690 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: Secondary Income: Debit (USD mn) 160.000 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
BoP: FA: Assets: Direct Investment (DI) (USD mn) 8.511 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Goods (USD mn) -1,408.748 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
BoP: FA: Assets: Reserve Assets (RA) (USD mn) 888.984 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Services (USD mn) 103.195 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
BoP: FA: Liabilities: Portfolio Investment (PO) (USD mn) -115.113 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current & CA: Debit (USD mn) 4,306.963 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: 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) 34.0 Mar 2021 monthly May 2015 - Mar 2021
Business Confidence Growth (% Point) 74.0 Mar 2021 monthly May 2016 - Mar 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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