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Sri Lanka Unemployment Rate

2012 - 2017 | Quarterly | % | Department of Census and Statistics

Sri Lanka's Unemployment Rate dropped to 4.00 % in Dec 2017, from the previously reported number of 4.20 % in Sep 2017. Sri Lanka's Unemployment Rate is updated quarterly, available from Jun 2012 to Dec 2017, with an average rate of 4.40 %. The data reached an all-time high of 5.10 % in Sep 2015 and a record low of 3.90 % in Dec 2012. The data is reported by reported by Department of Census and Statistics.

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What was Sri Lanka's Unemployment Rate in Dec 2017?

Last

4.00

Dec 2017
Previous

4.20

Sep 2017
Min

3.90

Dec 2012
Max

5.10

Sep 2015
Unit

%

Frequency

quarterly

Range

Jun 2012 - Dec 2017

Updated on 29 Mar 2018
Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range

4.00

Dec 2017

4.20

Sep 2017

3.90

Dec 2012

5.10

Sep 2015

%

quarterly

Jun 2012 - Dec 2017

Updated on 29 Mar 2018

View Sri Lanka's Unemployment Rate from Jun 2012 to Dec 2017 in the chart:

Sri Lanka Unemployment Rate

Series Details
Series ID

377598767

Name

Sri Lanka Unemployment Rate

Country

Sri Lanka

Frequency

Quarterly

Unit

%

Status

Active

Source

Department of Census and Statistics

First Date

Jun 2012

Last Date

Dec 2017

Last Updated

29 Mar 2018

Statistics
Mean

4.33

Variance

0.09

Standard deviation

0.30

Skewness

0.59

Kurtosis

0.40

Coefficient variation

0.07

Median

4.40

Max
Sep 2015

5.10

Min
Dec 2012

3.90

Previous observation
Sep 2017

4.20

Last observation
Dec 2017

4.00

Number of Observations

23

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Country/Region Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
Albania

13.37

Dec 2017

13.60

Sep 2017

12.90

Mar 2012

18.20

Mar 2014

%

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-12
Algeria

11.70

2017

10.50

2016

8.70

1984

28.80

2000

%

yearly

1982 - 2017

Updated on 2017-12-21
Argentina

7.20

Dec 2017

8.30

Sep 2017

5.90

Sep 2015

20.40

Mar 2003

%

quarterly

Dec 2002 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-04-23
Armenia

18.00

Dec 2017

16.50

Sep 2017

14.70

Dec 2008

20.70

Mar 2011

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-30
Australia

5.53

Mar 2018

5.55

Feb 2018

3.98

Feb 2008

11.21

Dec 1992

%

monthly

Feb 1978 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-04-19
Austria

5.04

Mar 2018

5.02

Feb 2018

3.40

Apr 2001

6.25

Jun 2016

%

monthly

Jan 1993 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-04-30
Azerbaijan

4.96

Dec 2017

4.94

Sep 2017

4.81

Sep 2015

6.24

Mar 2008

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-04-23
Bahrain

4.30

2016

3.50

2015

3.50

2015

16.40

2006

%

yearly

1991 - 2016

Updated on 2017-07-20
Bangladesh

4.37

2017

4.35

2016

2.20

1991

5.00

2009

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Belarus

0.50

Mar 2018

0.50

Feb 2018

0.50

Mar 2018

2.10

Oct 2004

%

monthly

Oct 2004 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-04-26
Belgium

6.44

Dec 2017

7.29

Sep 2017

6.20

Jun 2001

9.22

Sep 2004

%

quarterly

Mar 1999 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-29
Bolivia

3.36

2016

3.51

2015

2.31

2012

5.48

2002

%

yearly

1999 - 2016

Updated on 2017-10-17
Bosnia and Herzegovina

20.50

2017

25.40

2016

20.50

2017

31.10

2006

%

yearly

2006 - 2017

Updated on 2017-07-11
Botswana

18.10

2017

17.92

2016

13.82

1991

23.80

2003

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Brazil

13.10

Mar 2018

12.60

Feb 2018

6.20

Dec 2013

13.70

Mar 2017

%

monthly

Mar 2012 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-04-27
Brunei

7.08

2017

6.93

2016

4.70

1991

7.08

2017

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Bulgaria

5.60

Dec 2017

5.80

Sep 2017

5.00

Dec 2008

21.60

Mar 2001

%

quarterly

Mar 2000 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-02-14
Cambodia

0.10

2015

0.10

2014

0.10

2015

0.75

2007

%

yearly

2007 - 2015

Updated on 2017-05-26
Canada

5.80

Mar 2018

5.80

Feb 2018

5.80

Mar 2018

13.10

Dec 1982

%

monthly

Jan 1976 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-04-06
Chile

6.90

Mar 2018

6.70

Feb 2018

5.70

Dec 2013

11.63

Aug 2009

%

monthly

Mar 2009 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-04-30
China

3.89

Mar 2018

3.90

Dec 2017

3.00

Jun 2000

4.30

Dec 2009

%

quarterly

Dec 1999 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-04-17
Colombia

9.44

Mar 2018

10.80

Feb 2018

7.27

Nov 2015

17.87

Jan 2002

%

monthly

Jan 2001 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-04-27
Croatia

10.90

Dec 2017

9.00

Sep 2017

7.00

Sep 2008

18.70

Mar 2014

%

quarterly

Mar 2000 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-04-20
Cyprus

10.10

Dec 2017

10.00

Sep 2017

3.10

Jun 2008

17.60

Mar 2015

%

quarterly

Jun 2004 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-09
Czech Republic

2.40

Mar 2018

2.40

Dec 2017

2.40

Mar 2018

8.67

Mar 2004

%

quarterly

Dec 2002 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-05-04
Denmark

5.40

Dec 2017

5.90

Sep 2017

3.20

Jun 2008

8.10

Jun 2012

%

quarterly

Mar 1996 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-02-21
Ecuador

4.43

Mar 2018

4.62

Dec 2017

3.80

Dec 2014

5.71

Mar 2016

%

quarterly

Dec 2013 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-05-02
Egypt

11.30

Dec 2017

11.90

Sep 2017

8.40

Jun 2008

13.40

Mar 2014

%

quarterly

Mar 2003 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-02-19
Estonia

5.30

Dec 2017

5.20

Sep 2017

4.00

Jun 2008

19.50

Mar 2010

%

quarterly

Mar 1997 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-14
European Union

7.10

Mar 2018

7.10

Feb 2018

6.80

Apr 2008

11.00

Jun 2013

%

monthly

Jan 2000 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-05-02
Finland

8.20

Mar 2018

8.30

Feb 2018

2.80

Jan 1990

17.60

Feb 1994

%

monthly

Jan 1988 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-05-03
France

8.90

Dec 2017

9.60

Sep 2017

7.20

Mar 2008

10.70

Sep 1997

%

quarterly

Mar 1996 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-02-15
Georgia

11.76

2016

11.95

2015

0.20

1991

16.85

2009

%

yearly

1991 - 2016

Updated on 2017-05-25
Germany

3.40

Mar 2018

3.50

Feb 2018

3.40

Mar 2018

11.20

Aug 2005

%

monthly

Jan 1991 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-04-27
Greece

20.60

Jan 2018

20.80

Dec 2017

7.30

May 2008

27.90

Jul 2013

%

monthly

Apr 1998 - Jan 2018

Updated on 2018-04-23
Hong Kong

2.90

Mar 2018

2.90

Feb 2018

1.00

Dec 1989

8.50

Jun 2003

%

monthly

Oct 1981 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-04-19
Hungary

3.86

Mar 2018

3.79

Dec 2017

3.79

Dec 2017

11.94

Mar 2012

%

quarterly

Mar 1998 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-05-08
Iceland

2.61

Mar 2018

2.64

Feb 2018

2.42

Feb 2008

7.56

May 2010

%

monthly

Jan 2003 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-04-26
India

3.52

2017

3.51

2016

3.41

2014

4.43

2002

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Indonesia

5.50

2017

5.61

2016

1.62

1984

11.24

2005

%

yearly

1984 - 2017

Updated on 2018-01-02
Iran

11.90

Dec 2017

11.70

Sep 2017

9.50

Sep 2014

14.70

Mar 2002

%

quarterly

Jun 2001 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-02-25
Israel

3.57

Mar 2018

3.82

Feb 2018

3.57

Mar 2018

7.09

Mar 2012

%

monthly

Jan 2012 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-04-30
Italy

11.02

Mar 2018

10.98

Feb 2018

5.73

Apr 2007

13.02

Nov 2014

%

monthly

Jan 1983 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-05-02
Ivory Coast

2.60

2017

2.60

2016

2.60

2017

6.70

1992

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Japan

2.50

Mar 2018

2.50

Feb 2018

1.00

Mar 1970

5.50

Jul 2009

%

monthly

Jan 1953 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-04-26
Jordan

18.50

Nov 2017

18.50

Aug 2017

10.80

May 2007

18.50

Nov 2017

%

quarterly

Feb 2000 - Nov 2017

Updated on 2018-02-28
Kazakhstan

4.90

Mar 2018

4.90

Feb 2018

4.80

May 2017

12.90

Jan 2001

%

monthly

Jan 2001 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-04-12
Kenya

11.47

2017

11.52

2016

10.00

1999

12.17

2009

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
South Korea

4.00

Mar 2018

3.60

Feb 2018

3.00

Nov 2013

7.10

Jun 1999

%

monthly

Jun 1999 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-04-10
Kosovo

27.50

2016

32.90

2015

27.50

2016

57.10

2001

%

yearly

2001 - 2016

Updated on 2017-05-15
Kuwait

1.24

2017

1.26

2016

0.71

1999

2.23

2011

%

yearly

1999 - 2017

Updated on 2018-05-03
Kyrgyzstan

7.20

2016

7.60

2015

0.26

1992

12.50

2002

%

yearly

1992 - 2016

Updated on 2018-01-10
Laos

0.67

2017

0.66

2016

0.65

2015

2.63

1992

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Latvia

8.10

Dec 2017

8.50

Sep 2017

5.30

Dec 2007

21.30

Mar 2010

%

quarterly

Mar 2002 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-02-22
Lebanon

10.00

2012

6.40

2009

6.40

2009

10.00

2012

%

yearly

2004 - 2012

Updated on 2014-11-27
Lithuania

7.50

Mar 2018

7.30

Feb 2018

4.00

Nov 2007

18.30

Jul 2010

%

monthly

Jan 1998 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-05-02
Luxembourg

5.70

Mar 2018

5.70

Feb 2018

2.20

Mar 2002

7.20

May 2014

%

monthly

Jan 1995 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-04-20
Macau

1.90

Mar 2018

1.90

Feb 2018

1.70

Apr 2015

7.10

Jun 2000

%

monthly

Sep 1996 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-04-27
Macedonia

21.90

Dec 2017

22.10

Sep 2017

21.90

Dec 2017

38.70

Mar 2005

%

quarterly

Mar 2004 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-09
Malawi

6.60

2013

1.00

2011

1.00

2011

6.60

2013

%

yearly

2005 - 2013

Updated on 2016-10-18
Malaysia

3.20

Feb 2018

3.30

Jan 2018

3.20

Feb 2018

3.60

Nov 2016

%

monthly

Jan 2016 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-04-16
Malta

3.70

Dec 2017

4.00

Sep 2017

3.70

Dec 2017

8.20

Sep 2003

%

quarterly

Dec 2000 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-26
Mauritius

6.70

Dec 2017

7.00

Sep 2017

6.60

Dec 2016

9.80

Sep 2006

%

quarterly

Mar 2004 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-29
Mexico

3.24

Mar 2018

3.30

Feb 2018

3.15

May 2006

5.99

Sep 2009

%

monthly

Jan 2005 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-04-26
Moldova

3.33

Dec 2017

3.41

Sep 2017

2.89

Sep 2016

14.00

Mar 1999

%

quarterly

Mar 1999 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-04-23
Mongolia

7.30

Dec 2017

9.10

Sep 2017

6.30

Sep 2015

12.80

Dec 2009

%

quarterly

Sep 2006 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-02-14
Montenegro

17.00

Dec 2017

14.80

Sep 2017

14.80

Sep 2017

21.54

Mar 2013

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-19
Morocco

10.60

Sep 2017

9.30

Jun 2017

7.80

Jun 2006

15.10

Sep 1999

%

quarterly

Mar 1999 - Sep 2017

Updated on 2017-11-06
Myanmar

0.79

2017

0.78

2016

0.77

2015

0.91

1992

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Nepal

2.74

2017

3.06

2016

1.34

2008

4.59

1995

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Netherlands

4.90

Mar 2018

5.00

Feb 2018

4.40

Nov 2008

9.50

Feb 2014

%

monthly

Jan 2003 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-04-19
New Zealand

4.40

Mar 2018

4.50

Dec 2017

3.30

Dec 2007

11.20

Sep 1991

%

quarterly

Mar 1986 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-05-01
Norway

3.90

Feb 2018

4.00

Jan 2018

2.40

Apr 2008

6.80

Sep 1993

%

monthly

Jan 1989 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-04-26
Oman

16.00

2017

15.82

2016

15.82

2016

19.83

2000

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-20
Pakistan

5.94

2015

5.96

2014

3.04

1986

8.27

2003

%

yearly

1980 - 2015

Updated on 2016-09-29
Panama

5.50

2016

5.10

2015

4.10

2013

13.00

2003

%

yearly

2003 - 2016

Updated on 2016-12-07
Paraguay

6.00

2016

5.40

2015

4.60

2012

10.70

2002

%

yearly

1998 - 2016

Updated on 2017-08-18
Peru

4.18

2016

3.51

2015

3.51

2015

5.94

2002

%

yearly

2001 - 2016

Updated on 2018-04-25
Philippines

5.30

Jan 2018

5.00

Oct 2017

4.70

Oct 2016

14.40

Apr 1991

%

quarterly

Jul 1982 - Jan 2018

Updated on 2018-05-07
Poland

4.50

Dec 2017

4.70

Sep 2017

4.50

Dec 2017

20.70

Mar 2004

%

quarterly

Dec 1999 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-02-23
Portugal

7.40

Mar 2018

7.60

Feb 2018

4.80

Dec 2000

17.50

Jan 2013

%

monthly

Feb 1998 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-04-30
Qatar

0.10

2016

0.20

2015

0.10

2016

3.90

2001

%

yearly

1997 - 2016

Updated on 2017-07-18
Romania

4.50

Mar 2018

4.60

Feb 2018

4.50

Mar 2018

8.80

Apr 2002

%

monthly

Jan 1997 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-05-02
Russia

5.00

Mar 2018

5.00

Feb 2018

4.80

Aug 2014

14.60

Feb 1999

%

monthly

Jan 1994 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-04-27
Saudi Arabia

5.60

2016

5.60

2015

4.34

1999

6.97

1991

%

yearly

1991 - 2016

Updated on 2018-04-24
Serbia

14.70

Dec 2017

12.90

Sep 2017

11.80

Jun 2017

21.30

Mar 2014

%

quarterly

Mar 2014 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-05
Singapore

2.00

Mar 2018

2.10

Dec 2017

1.40

Sep 1997

4.80

Sep 2003

%

quarterly

Mar 1987 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-04-27
Slovakia

7.70

Dec 2017

8.00

Sep 2017

7.70

Dec 2017

19.70

Mar 2001

%

quarterly

Mar 1994 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-16
Slovenia

5.80

Dec 2017

6.30

Sep 2017

4.10

Sep 2008

11.10

Mar 2013

%

quarterly

Jun 1997 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-19
South Africa

26.70

Dec 2017

27.70

Sep 2017

21.50

Dec 2008

27.70

Sep 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-02-13
Spain

16.74

Mar 2018

16.55

Dec 2017

4.41

Sep 1976

26.94

Mar 2013

%

quarterly

Sep 1976 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-04-26
Sri Lanka

4.00

Dec 2017

4.20

Sep 2017

3.90

Dec 2012

5.10

Sep 2015

%

quarterly

Jun 2012 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-29
Sudan

20.30

2010

20.00

2009

8.60

1993

20.70

2008

%

yearly

1993 - 2010

Updated on 2014-05-08
Sweden

6.15

Mar 2018

6.23

Feb 2018

1.30

Jul 1989

10.50

Jun 1997

%

monthly

Jan 1983 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-04-24
Switzerland

4.60

Dec 2017

4.49

Nov 2017

1.53

Jan 1991

5.49

Feb 2010

%

monthly

Jan 1991 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-02-15
Syria

14.90

2011

8.60

2010

8.10

2009

14.90

2011

%

yearly

2000 - 2011

Updated on 2016-08-01
Taiwan

3.67

Mar 2018

3.70

Feb 2018

1.36

Sep 1993

6.04

Aug 2009

%

monthly

Apr 1993 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-04-23
Tajikistan

2.20

Feb 2018

2.10

Jan 2018

2.00

Feb 2005

3.13

Jan 2000

%

monthly

Jan 2000 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-04-24
Thailand

1.10

Apr 2018

1.20

Mar 2018

0.40

Nov 2012

5.70

Jan 2001

%

monthly

Jan 2001 - Apr 2018

Updated on 2018-05-07
Tunisia

15.50

Dec 2017

15.30

Sep 2017

14.80

Jun 2014

18.90

Dec 2011

%

quarterly

Jun 2011 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-02-18
Turkey

9.90

Jan 2018

9.90

Dec 2017

8.00

Jun 2012

13.90

Apr 2009

%

monthly

Jan 2005 - Jan 2018

Updated on 2018-04-16
Ukraine

9.90

Dec 2017

8.90

Sep 2017

5.20

Sep 2005

14.00

Mar 1999

%

quarterly

Mar 1999 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-04-20
United Arab Emirates

4.60

2011

4.30

2010

1.80

1995

4.60

2011

%

yearly

1995 - 2011

Updated on 2017-01-10
United Kingdom

4.23

Jan 2018

4.31

Dec 2017

3.40

Dec 1973

11.90

May 1984

%

monthly

Feb 1971 - Jan 2018

Updated on 2018-04-17
United States

3.90

Apr 2018

4.10

Mar 2018

2.50

Jun 1953

10.80

Dec 1982

%

monthly

Jan 1948 - Apr 2018

Updated on 2018-05-04
Uruguay

8.48

Mar 2018

9.31

Feb 2018

5.59

Dec 2011

13.20

Jan 2006

%

monthly

Jan 2006 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-05-08
Venezuela

7.33

Apr 2016

7.08

Mar 2016

5.53

Dec 2014

20.70

Feb 2003

%

monthly

Jan 1999 - Apr 2016

Updated on 2016-06-02
Vietnam

3.18

2017

3.23

2016

3.18

2017

6.85

1998

%

yearly

1996 - 2017

Updated on 2018-03-19
Yemen

14.30

2010

14.60

2009

9.80

1994

16.23

2004

%

yearly

1994 - 2010

Updated on 2014-01-20

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Sep 2017

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Dec 2011

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quarterly

Mar 1977 - Dec 2017

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Direct Investment Abroad

17.9

Dec 2017

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Feb 2018

49,378.3

Jan 2018

4,964.3

Feb 1996

49,693.5

Feb 2018

USD mn

monthly

Jan 1996 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-04-30
Domestic Credit Growth

9.6

Feb 2018

10.8

Jan 2018

-1.0

Apr 2010

42.7

Mar 2012

%

monthly

Jan 1997 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-04-26
Electricity Production

1,267

Jan 2018

1,211

Dec 2017

452

Sep 2001

1,306

Aug 2017

GWh

monthly

Aug 1998 - Jan 2018

Updated on 2018-04-25
Employed Persons

8,299,911.00

Dec 2017

8,163,869.00

Sep 2017

7,339,261.00

Jun 2012

8,299,911.00

Dec 2017

Person

quarterly

Jun 2012 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-04-30
Equity Market Index

6,531.1

Apr 2018

6,476.8

Mar 2018

137.5

Nov 1988

7,798.0

Feb 2011

1985=100

monthly

Jan 1987 - Apr 2018

Updated on 2018-04-27
Exchange Rate against USD

156.186

Apr 2018

155.639

Mar 2018

4.762

Nov 1967

156.186

Apr 2018

LKR/USD

monthly

Jan 1957 - Apr 2018

Updated on 2018-05-01
Exports: ICT Goods

41,275.35

2016

36,502.32

2015

23,880.33

2009

148,842.11

2000

USD th

yearly

2000 - 2016

Updated on 2018-04-25
Exports: Medicament

19.47

2014

7.76

2012

7.76

2012

19.47

2014

USD th

yearly

2005 - 2014

Updated on 2017-06-16
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product

33.33

2016

0.02

2009

0.02

2009

33.33

2016

USD th

yearly

2009 - 2016

Updated on 2017-06-16
Exports: Telecommunication Equipment

17,939.43

2016

13,020.33

2015

2,323.78

2007

46,296.68

2014

USD th

yearly

1995 - 2016

Updated on 2017-06-15
Exports: Television

500.29

2016

2,528.36

2015

1.34

2009

6,273.47

2003

USD th

yearly

1995 - 2016

Updated on 2017-06-15
External Debt

51,823.8

Dec 2017

49,590.9

Sep 2017

37,098.1

Dec 2012

51,823.8

Dec 2017

USD mn

quarterly

Dec 2012 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-04-13
External Debt: % of GDP

59.6

2017

57.9

2016

38.8

2008

60.5

1994

%

yearly

1994 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-30
External Debt: Short Term

7,692.6

Dec 2017

6,693.3

Sep 2017

6,419.0

Dec 2012

7,756.1

Jun 2017

USD mn

quarterly

Dec 2012 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-04-30
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP

9.5

2017

9.9

2016

2.3

2006

11.4

2011

%

yearly

1994 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-30
Forecast: Consumer Price Index Growth

4.90

2023

4.90

2022

1.48

1985

26.14

1980

%

yearly

1980 - 2023

Updated on 2018-04-17
Forecast: Current Account Balance

-2.76

2023

-2.59

2022

-4.62

2011

-0.05

1984

USD bn

yearly

1980 - 2023

Updated on 2018-04-17
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth

5.33

2023

5.40

2022

-16.35

2009

18.26

2000

%

yearly

1980 - 2023

Updated on 2018-04-17
Forecast: GDP PPP Per Capita

17,673.80

2023

16,732.40

2022

1,135.08

1980

17,673.80

2023

PPP Intl $

yearly

1980 - 2023

Updated on 2018-04-17
Forecast: Government Expenditure

4,481.29

2023

4,095.25

2022

99.81

1990

4,481.29

2023

LKR bn

yearly

1990 - 2023

Updated on 2018-04-17
Forecast: Government Net Debt

15,470.81

2023

14,512.04

2022

310.78

1990

15,470.81

2023

LKR bn

yearly

1990 - 2023

Updated on 2018-04-17
Forecast: Government Revenue

3,681.21

2023

3,357.07

2022

74.66

1990

3,681.21

2023

LKR bn

yearly

1990 - 2023

Updated on 2018-04-17
Forecast: Nominal GDP Per Capita

5,672.17

2023

5,348.77

2022

344.06

1980

5,672.17

2023

USD

yearly

1980 - 2023

Updated on 2018-04-17
Forecast: Population

22.95

2023

22.69

2022

14.60

1980

22.95

2023

Person mn

yearly

1980 - 2023

Updated on 2018-04-17
Forecast: Real GDP Growth

5.00

2023

4.90

2022

-3.13

1992

12.16

1996

%

yearly

1980 - 2023

Updated on 2018-04-17
Forecast: Unemployment Rate

4.40

2023

4.40

2022

4.00

2012

15.90

1990

%

yearly

1990 - 2023

Updated on 2018-04-17
Foreign Direct Investment

963.5

Dec 2017

46.5

Sep 2017

-0.8

Mar 1977

963.5

Dec 2017

USD mn

quarterly

Mar 1977 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-04-30
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP

4.2

Dec 2017

0.2

Sep 2017

0.2

Sep 2017

4.2

Dec 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2002 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-04-30
Foreign Exchange Reserves

6,353.3

Mar 2018

6,906.5

Feb 2018

38.0

Apr 1970

8,501.4

Aug 2011

USD mn

monthly

Dec 1956 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-04-30
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP

7.98

Dec 2017

7.34

Sep 2017

5.01

Mar 2017

11.70

Jun 2011

%

quarterly

Dec 2010 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-04-30
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import

3.5

Feb 2018

3.3

Jan 2018

0.6

Jun 1989

5.8

May 2014

NA

monthly

Jan 1982 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-04-30
Foreign Portfolio Investment

219.41

Dec 2017

480.55

Sep 2017

-756.02

Sep 2015

1,943.02

Sep 2016

USD mn

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-04-30
GDP Deflator Growth

7.9

Dec 2017

10.0

Sep 2017

-3.5

Dec 2011

13.3

Dec 2012

%

quarterly

Mar 2011 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-04-30
GDP per Capita

4,065.00

2017

3,857.00

2016

140.00

1962

4,065.00

2017

USD

yearly

1959 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-30
Gold Reserves

841.49

Apr 2018

894.92

Mar 2018

0.00

Dec 1977

985.64

Sep 2013

USD mn

monthly

Dec 1977 - Apr 2018

Updated on 2018-05-04
Government Debt: % of GDP

77.6

2017

78.8

2016

68.7

2012

102.3

2004

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-23
Gross Fixed Capital Formation

6,385.41

Dec 2017

5,346.46

Sep 2017

2,980.12

Jun 2010

6,385.41

Dec 2017

USD mn

quarterly

Mar 2010 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-04-30
Gross National Product

22,321.50

Dec 2017

21,183.94

Sep 2017

12,223.55

Mar 2010

22,321.50

Dec 2017

USD mn

quarterly

Mar 2010 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-04-30
Gross Savings Rate

31.0

Dec 2017

25.5

Sep 2017

13.9

Mar 2010

32.9

Dec 2010

%

quarterly

Mar 2010 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-04-30
Household Debt

6,865.7

Dec 2017

6,616.5

Sep 2017

2,814.8

Jun 2010

6,865.7

Dec 2017

USD mn

quarterly

Jun 2010 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-04-30
Household Debt: % of GDP

7.9

2017

7.5

2016

6.3

2014

8.0

2012

%

yearly

2010 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-30
Household Expenditure per Capita

1,224.39

2016

991.33

2013

174.95

1981

1,224.39

2016

USD

yearly

1981 - 2016

Updated on 2018-04-30
Household Income per Capita

1,385.43

2016

1,102.56

2013

125.25

1981

1,385.43

2016

USD

yearly

1981 - 2016

Updated on 2018-04-30
Imports: ICT Goods

965,194.30

2016

799,936.41

2015

189,449.65

2001

965,194.30

2016

USD th

yearly

2000 - 2016

Updated on 2018-04-25
Imports: Medicament

221,577.65

2016

202,977.33

2015

22,505.90

1999

221,577.65

2016

USD th

yearly

1995 - 2016

Updated on 2017-06-16
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product

34,725.29

2016

29,801.16

2015

3,119.00

1995

34,725.29

2016

USD th

yearly

1995 - 2016

Updated on 2017-06-16
Imports: Telecommunication Equipment

481,183.06

2016

415,474.56

2015

49,273.59

2001

481,183.06

2016

USD th

yearly

1995 - 2016

Updated on 2017-06-15
Imports: Television

104,767.45

2016

94,452.56

2015

16,704.85

2009

104,767.45

2016

USD th

yearly

1995 - 2016

Updated on 2017-06-15
Industrial Production Index Growth

-0.4

Oct 2017

4.6

Sep 2017

-11.4

Apr 2016

26.3

Jul 2010

%

monthly

Jan 2010 - Oct 2017

Updated on 2018-04-30
Investment: % of GDP

39.1

Dec 2017

31.1

Sep 2017

21.1

Mar 2010

44.0

Dec 2012

%

quarterly

Mar 2010 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-04-30
Labour Force Participation Rate

54.1

Dec 2017

53.6

Sep 2017

51.5

Jun 2012

54.7

Mar 2017

%

quarterly

Jun 2012 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-29
Labour Productivity Growth

-0.44

Dec 2017

0.80

Sep 2017

-1.06

Jun 2017

9.55

Dec 2014

%

quarterly

Jun 2013 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-04-30
Liner Shipping Connectivity Index

69.42

2017

61.91

2016

33.36

2005

69.42

2017

2004=100

yearly

2004 - 2017

Updated on 2017-09-29
Liquid Assets Ratio

32.2

2014

31.9

2013

26.6

2012

35.2

2009

%

yearly

2006 - 2014

Updated on 2016-05-25
Long Term Interest Rate

11.18

Mar 2018

14.23

Mar 2016

7.88

Dec 2014

14.23

Mar 2016

% pa

monthly

Jan 2012 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-04-26
Market Capitalization: % of GDP

21.8

2017

23.1

2016

7.5

2000

34.5

2010

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-23
Minerals Production

248,890.00

2016

182,928.00

2015

174,311.00

2013

363,672.00

2014

Metric Ton

yearly

2009 - 2016

Updated on 2018-04-26
Money Supply M1

5,404.70

Mar 2018

4,980.50

Feb 2018

1,168.07

Jan 1994

5,404.70

Mar 2018

USD mn

monthly

Jan 1994 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-05-11
Money Supply M2

37,646.58

Feb 2018

37,328.08

Jan 2018

3,215.06

Jan 1994

37,646.58

Feb 2018

USD mn

monthly

Jan 1994 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-04-30
Motor Vehicle Registered

1,469.82

2015

1,313.71

2014

899.54

2005

1,469.82

2015

Unit th

yearly

2005 - 2015

Updated on 2017-06-27
Motor Vehicle Sales: Commercial Cars

1,777.50

Dec 2017

8,600.00

Dec 2016

700.00

Jun 2012

8,600.00

Dec 2016

Unit

semiannually

Dec 2005 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-08
Motor Vehicle Sales: Passenger Cars

14,228.30

Dec 2017

26,300.00

Dec 2016

2,000.00

Dec 2010

26,300.00

Dec 2016

Unit

semiannually

Dec 2005 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-08
Motor Vehicles Sales

16,006

2017

34,900

2016

3,000

2010

34,900

2016

Unit

yearly

2005 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-30
Motor Vehicles Sales Growth

-54.1

2017

105.3

2016

-54.1

2017

166.7

2011

%

yearly

2006 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-30
Nominal GDP

23,113.3

Dec 2017

21,731.1

Sep 2017

4,097.0

Jun 2002

23,113.3

Dec 2017

USD mn

quarterly

Mar 2002 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-04-23
Nominal GDP Growth

11.32

Dec 2017

13.13

Sep 2017

3.24

Dec 2015

24.05

Mar 2012

%

quarterly

Mar 2011 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-04-30
Non Performing Loans Ratio

2.5

2017

2.6

2016

2.5

2017

15.8

1999

%

yearly

1998 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-26
Number of Subscriber Fixed Line

2,479,802.00

2016

3,287,676.00

2015

22,772.00

1960

3,608,392.00

2011

Unit

yearly

1960 - 2016

Updated on 2018-04-19
Number of Subscriber Mobile

25,797,199.00

2016

23,899,642.00

2015

0.00

1989

25,797,199.00

2016

Person

yearly

1960 - 2016

Updated on 2018-04-19
P/E ratio

10.87

08 May 2018

10.91

04 May 2018

4.40

18 Jun 2001

29.53

14 Feb 2011

NA

daily

17 Aug 1998 - 08 May 2018

Updated on 2018-05-08
Policy Rate

7.25

Apr 2018

7.25

Mar 2018

6.00

Jan 2016

20.00

Jan 2001

% pa

monthly

Jan 1997 - Apr 2018

Updated on 2018-04-27
Population

21.4

2017

21.2

2016

7.1

1948

21.4

2017

Person mn

yearly

1948 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-23
Private Consumption Expenditure

13,798.15

Dec 2017

14,307.06

Sep 2017

9,288.00

Jun 2010

14,312.92

Sep 2014

USD mn

quarterly

Mar 2010 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-04-30
Private Consumption: % of GDP

59.7

Dec 2017

65.8

Sep 2017

59.2

Dec 2016

77.3

Mar 2010

%

quarterly

Mar 2010 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-04-30
Public Consumption Expenditure

2,151.67

Dec 2017

1,875.11

Sep 2017

1,097.23

Mar 2010

2,151.67

Dec 2017

USD mn

quarterly

Mar 2010 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-04-30
Public Consumption: % of GDP

9.3

Dec 2017

8.6

Sep 2017

7.0

Mar 2012

9.6

Jun 2015

%

quarterly

Mar 2010 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-04-30
Real Effective Exchange Rate

138.3

Mar 2018

139.6

Feb 2018

90.8

Feb 2004

155.1

Jan 2015

2005=100

monthly

Jan 2003 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-05-03
Real GDP Growth

3.2

Dec 2017

2.9

Sep 2017

0.5

Dec 2013

16.1

Mar 2012

%

quarterly

Mar 2011 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-04-23
Reserve Requirement Ratio

7.5

Apr 2018

7.5

Mar 2018

6.0

Dec 2015

12.0

Jul 1999

%

monthly

Mar 1997 - Apr 2018

Updated on 2018-04-30
Short Term Interest Rate

10.03

Apr 2018

10.08

Mar 2018

6.57

Jan 2015

26.17

Jan 2001

% pa

monthly

Jul 2000 - Apr 2018

Updated on 2018-04-27
Tax Revenue

10,958.21

2017

10,043.95

2016

1,527.06

1990

10,958.21

2017

USD mn

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-30
Teledensity: Fixed Line

11.92

2016

15.87

2015

0.23

1960

17.76

2011

Number

yearly

1960 - 2016

Updated on 2018-04-19
Teledensity: Mobile

124.03

2016

115.38

2015

0.00

1989

124.03

2016

Number

yearly

1960 - 2016

Updated on 2018-04-19
Total Deposits

46,095.37

Oct 2017

45,904.88

Sep 2017

6,984.58

Dec 2002

46,095.37

Oct 2017

USD mn

monthly

Dec 2002 - Oct 2017

Updated on 2018-04-30
Total Exports

915.7

Feb 2018

965.4

Jan 2018

55.9

Apr 1983

1,070.1

Mar 2014

USD mn

monthly

Jan 1982 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-04-11
Total Exports Growth

5.5

Feb 2018

11.6

Jan 2018

-50.3

Nov 1985

134.6

Jul 1990

%

monthly

Jan 1983 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-04-30
Total Imports

1,978.0

Feb 2018

2,014.5

Jan 2018

91.0

Feb 1983

2,048.5

Dec 2017

USD mn

monthly

Jan 1982 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-04-11
Total Imports Growth

22.8

Feb 2018

12.0

Jan 2018

-52.3

Apr 2009

99.7

Jul 1990

%

monthly

Jan 1983 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-04-30
Tourism Revenue

3,925

2017

3,518

2016

1

1967

3,925

2017

USD mn

yearly

1966 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-30
Tourism Revenue Growth

11.6

2017

18.0

2016

-23.2

1996

114.7

1972

%

yearly

1967 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-30
Trade Balance

-1,062.3

Feb 2018

-1,049.1

Jan 2018

-1,100.6

Nov 2011

110.1

Aug 2002

USD mn

monthly

Jan 1982 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-04-30
Visitor Arrivals

180,429

Apr 2018

233,382

Mar 2018

7,650

Jun 1987

244,536

Dec 2017

Person

monthly

Jan 1979 - Apr 2018

Updated on 2018-05-08
Visitor Arrivals Growth

12.6

Apr 2018

24.1

Mar 2018

-75.4

Aug 1983

227.7

Aug 1984

%

monthly

Jan 1980 - Apr 2018

Updated on 2018-05-08
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