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Sri Lanka Unemployment Rate

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

Sri Lanka's Unemployment Rate dropped to 4.20 % in Sep 2017, from the previously reported number of 4.50 % in Jun 2017. Sri Lanka's Unemployment Rate is updated quarterly, available from Jun 2012 to Sep 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.

In the latest reports, Sri Lanka's Population reached 21.44 million people in Jun 2017. The country's Labour Force Participation Rate dropped to 53.60 % in Sep 2017.

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

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range

4.20

Sep 2017

4.50

Jun 2017

3.90

Dec 2012

5.10

Sep 2015

%

quarterly

Jun 2012 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017

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Unemployment Rate

Series Details
Series ID

377598767

Name

Unemployment Rate

Country

Sri Lanka

Frequency

Quarterly

Unit

%

Status

Active

Source

Department of Census and Statistics

First Date

Jun 2012

Last Date

Sep 2017

Last Updated

29 Dec 2017

Statistics
Mean

4.35

Variance

0.09

Standard deviation

0.29

Skewness

0.54

Kurtosis

0.48

Coefficient variation

0.07

Median

4.40

Max
Sep 2015

NaN

Min
Dec 2012

NaN

Previous observation
Jun 2017

4.50

Last observation
Sep 2017

4.20

Number of Observations

22

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Country Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
United States

4.10

Dec 2017

4.10

Nov 2017

2.50

Jun 1953

10.80

Dec 1982

%

monthly

Jan 1948 - Dec 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Canada

5.70

Dec 2017

5.90

Nov 2017

5.70

Dec 2017

13.10

Dec 1982

%

monthly

Jan 1976 - Dec 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
France

9.70

Sep 2017

9.50

Jun 2017

7.20

Mar 2008

10.70

Sep 1997

%

quarterly

Mar 1996 - Sep 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Germany

3.60

Nov 2017

3.70

Oct 2017

3.60

Nov 2017

11.20

Aug 2005

%

monthly

Jan 1991 - Nov 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Italy

10.96

Nov 2017

11.05

Oct 2017

5.73

Apr 2007

13.02

Nov 2014

%

monthly

Jan 1983 - Nov 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Japan

2.70

Nov 2017

2.80

Oct 2017

1.00

Mar 1970

5.50

Jul 2009

%

monthly

Jan 1953 - Nov 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
United Kingdom

4.27

Sep 2017

4.25

Aug 2017

3.40

Dec 1973

11.90

May 1984

%

monthly

Feb 1971 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Austria

5.43

Nov 2017

5.40

Oct 2017

3.40

Apr 2001

6.23

Jun 2016

%

monthly

Jan 1993 - Nov 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Belgium

7.29

Sep 2017

7.07

Jun 2017

6.20

Jun 2001

9.22

Sep 2004

%

quarterly

Mar 1999 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Bulgaria

5.80

Sep 2017

6.30

Jun 2017

5.00

Dec 2008

21.60

Mar 2001

%

quarterly

Mar 2000 - Sep 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Cyprus

10.00

Sep 2017

10.60

Jun 2017

3.10

Jun 2008

17.60

Mar 2015

%

quarterly

Jun 2004 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Czech Republic

2.78

Sep 2017

2.96

Jun 2017

2.78

Sep 2017

8.67

Mar 2004

%

quarterly

Dec 2002 - Sep 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Denmark

5.90

Sep 2017

5.90

Jun 2017

3.20

Jun 2008

8.10

Jun 2012

%

quarterly

Mar 1996 - Sep 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Estonia

5.20

Sep 2017

7.00

Jun 2017

4.00

Jun 2008

19.50

Mar 2010

%

quarterly

Mar 1997 - Sep 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Finland

8.20

Nov 2017

8.30

Oct 2017

2.80

Jan 1990

17.60

Feb 1994

%

monthly

Jan 1988 - Nov 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Greece

20.70

Oct 2017

20.80

Sep 2017

7.30

May 2008

28.00

Jul 2013

%

monthly

Apr 1998 - Oct 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Hungary

4.06

Sep 2017

4.25

Jun 2017

4.06

Sep 2017

11.94

Mar 2012

%

quarterly

Mar 1998 - Sep 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Iceland

2.96

Nov 2017

3.02

Oct 2017

2.34

Mar 2008

7.63

May 2010

%

monthly

Jan 2003 - Nov 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Latvia

8.50

Sep 2017

8.90

Jun 2017

5.30

Dec 2007

21.30

Mar 2010

%

quarterly

Mar 2002 - Sep 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Lithuania

7.00

Nov 2017

7.10

Oct 2017

4.00

Nov 2007

18.30

Jul 2010

%

monthly

Jan 1998 - Nov 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Argentina

8.30

Sep 2017

8.70

Jun 2017

5.90

Sep 2015

20.40

Mar 2003

%

quarterly

Dec 2002 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Luxembourg

5.80

Nov 2017

5.80

Oct 2017

2.20

Mar 2002

7.20

Jul 2014

%

monthly

Jan 1995 - Nov 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Malta

4.00

Sep 2017

4.10

Jun 2017

4.00

Sep 2017

8.20

Sep 2003

%

quarterly

Dec 2000 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Bolivia

3.36

2016

3.51

2015

2.31

2012

5.48

2002

%

yearly

1999 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Netherlands

5.40

Nov 2017

5.40

Oct 2017

4.40

Nov 2008

9.50

Feb 2014

%

monthly

Jan 2003 - Nov 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Norway

4.00

Oct 2017

4.00

Sep 2017

2.30

Apr 2008

6.80

Sep 1993

%

monthly

Jan 1989 - Oct 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Brazil

12.00

Nov 2017

12.20

Oct 2017

6.20

Dec 2013

13.70

Mar 2017

%

monthly

Mar 2012 - Nov 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Poland

4.70

Sep 2017

5.00

Jun 2017

4.70

Sep 2017

20.70

Mar 2004

%

quarterly

Dec 1999 - Sep 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Chile

6.50

Nov 2017

6.70

Oct 2017

5.70

Dec 2013

11.63

Aug 2009

%

monthly

Mar 2009 - Nov 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Portugal

8.20

Nov 2017

8.40

Oct 2017

4.80

Dec 2000

17.50

Jan 2013

%

monthly

Feb 1998 - Nov 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Colombia

8.37

Nov 2017

8.56

Oct 2017

7.27

Nov 2015

17.87

Jan 2002

%

monthly

Jan 2001 - Nov 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Romania

4.70

Nov 2017

4.90

Oct 2017

4.70

Nov 2017

8.80

Apr 2002

%

monthly

Jan 1997 - Nov 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Slovakia

8.00

Sep 2017

8.10

Jun 2017

8.00

Sep 2017

19.70

Mar 2001

%

quarterly

Mar 1994 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Slovenia

6.30

Sep 2017

6.40

Jun 2017

4.10

Sep 2008

11.10

Mar 2013

%

quarterly

Jun 1997 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Ecuador

4.62

Dec 2017

4.14

Sep 2017

3.80

Dec 2014

5.71

Mar 2016

%

quarterly

Sep 2013 - Dec 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Mexico

3.48

Nov 2017

3.42

Oct 2017

3.15

May 2006

5.99

Sep 2009

%

monthly

Jan 2005 - Nov 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Spain

16.38

Sep 2017

17.22

Jun 2017

4.41

Sep 1976

26.94

Mar 2013

%

quarterly

Sep 1976 - Sep 2017

Updated on Oct 2017
Panama

5.50

2016

5.10

2015

4.10

2013

13.00

2003

%

yearly

2003 - 2016

Updated on 2016
Paraguay

6.00

2016

5.40

2015

4.60

2012

10.70

2002

%

yearly

1998 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Switzerland

5.07

Sep 2017

5.05

Aug 2017

1.53

Jan 1991

5.49

Feb 2010

%

monthly

Jan 1991 - Sep 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Peru

4.18

2016

3.51

2015

3.51

2015

5.94

2002

%

yearly

2001 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Uruguay

7.71

Oct 2017

7.58

Sep 2017

5.59

Dec 2011

13.20

Jan 2006

%

monthly

Jan 2006 - Oct 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Venezuela

7.33

Apr 2016

7.08

Mar 2016

5.53

Dec 2014

20.70

Feb 2003

%

monthly

Jan 1999 - Apr 2016

Updated on Jun 2016
Algeria

11.70

2017

10.50

2016

8.70

1984

28.80

2000

%

yearly

1982 - 2017

Updated on 2017
Australia

5.40

Nov 2017

5.39

Oct 2017

3.98

Feb 2008

11.20

Dec 1992

%

monthly

Feb 1978 - Nov 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Bangladesh

4.00

2017

4.10

2016

2.20

1991

5.10

1997

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2017
Brunei

6.40

2017

6.50

2016

4.60

2010

7.00

2014

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2017
Cambodia

0.10

2015

0.10

2014

0.10

2015

0.75

2007

%

yearly

2007 - 2015

Updated on 2017
Bahrain

4.30

2016

3.50

2015

3.50

2015

16.40

2006

%

yearly

1991 - 2016

Updated on 2017
China

3.95

Sep 2017

3.95

Jun 2017

3.00

Jun 2000

4.30

Dec 2009

%

quarterly

Dec 1999 - Sep 2017

Updated on Oct 2017
Botswana

18.10

2017

17.70

2016

12.90

2008

23.80

2003

%

yearly

1996 - 2017

Updated on 2017
Hong Kong

3.00

Nov 2017

3.00

Oct 2017

1.00

Dec 1989

8.50

Jun 2003

%

monthly

Oct 1981 - Nov 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
India

3.60

2017

3.50

2016

3.50

2016

4.40

2005

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2017
Israel

4.31

Nov 2017

4.21

Oct 2017

4.09

Sep 2017

7.09

Mar 2012

%

monthly

Jan 2012 - Nov 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Indonesia

5.50

2017

5.61

2016

1.62

1984

11.24

2005

%

yearly

1984 - 2017

Updated on 2018
Jordan

18.50

Aug 2017

18.00

May 2017

10.80

May 2007

18.50

Aug 2017

%

quarterly

Feb 2000 - Aug 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
South Korea

3.60

Dec 2017

3.70

Nov 2017

3.00

Sep 2013

7.10

Jun 1999

%

monthly

Jun 1999 - Dec 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Malawi

6.60

2013

1.00

2011

1.00

2011

6.60

2013

%

yearly

2005 - 2013

Updated on 2016
Malaysia

3.40

Nov 2017

3.50

Oct 2017

3.20

Feb 2016

3.60

Nov 2016

%

monthly

Jan 2016 - Nov 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Laos

1.50

2017

1.40

2016

1.30

2015

2.60

1995

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2017
Macau

1.90

Nov 2017

1.90

Oct 2017

1.70

Apr 2015

7.10

Jun 2000

%

monthly

Sep 1996 - Nov 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Myanmar

0.80

2017

0.80

2016

0.80

2017

0.90

1998

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2017
Nepal

3.20

2017

3.40

2016

1.80

1999

4.50

1996

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2017
New Zealand

4.60

Sep 2017

4.80

Jun 2017

3.30

Dec 2007

11.20

Sep 1991

%

quarterly

Mar 1986 - Sep 2017

Updated on Oct 2017
Pakistan

5.94

2015

5.96

2014

3.04

1986

8.27

2003

%

yearly

1980 - 2015

Updated on 2016
Philippines

5.00

Oct 2017

5.60

Jul 2017

4.70

Oct 2016

14.40

Apr 1991

%

quarterly

Jul 1982 - Oct 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Singapore

2.10

Sep 2017

2.20

Jun 2017

1.40

Sep 1997

4.80

Sep 2003

%

quarterly

Mar 1987 - Sep 2017

Updated on Oct 2017
Sri Lanka

4.20

Sep 2017

4.50

Jun 2017

3.90

Dec 2012

5.10

Sep 2015

%

quarterly

Jun 2012 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Taiwan

3.69

Nov 2017

3.69

Oct 2017

1.36

Sep 1993

6.04

Aug 2009

%

monthly

Apr 1993 - Nov 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Thailand

1.00

Dec 2017

1.10

Nov 2017

0.40

Nov 2012

5.70

Jan 2001

%

monthly

Jan 2001 - Dec 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Vietnam

3.23

2016

3.37

2015

3.21

2012

6.85

1998

%

yearly

1996 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Albania

13.60

Sep 2017

13.87

Jun 2017

12.90

Mar 2012

18.20

Mar 2014

%

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Armenia

16.50

Sep 2017

17.80

Jun 2017

14.70

Dec 2008

20.70

Mar 2011

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Azerbaijan

4.94

Sep 2017

4.99

Jun 2017

4.81

Sep 2015

6.24

Mar 2008

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Belarus

0.60

Nov 2017

0.60

Oct 2017

0.50

Dec 2014

2.10

Oct 2004

%

monthly

Oct 2004 - Nov 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina

20.50

2017

25.40

2016

20.50

2017

31.10

2006

%

yearly

2006 - 2017

Updated on 2017
Croatia

9.00

Sep 2017

11.00

Jun 2017

7.00

Sep 2008

18.70

Mar 2014

%

quarterly

Mar 2000 - Sep 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Georgia

11.76

2016

11.95

2015

0.20

1991

16.85

2009

%

yearly

1991 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Kazakhstan

5.00

Dec 2017

5.00

Nov 2017

4.80

May 2017

12.90

Jan 2001

%

monthly

Jan 2001 - Dec 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Kyrgyzstan

7.20

2016

7.60

2015

0.26

1992

12.50

2002

%

yearly

1992 - 2016

Updated on 2018
Macedonia

22.10

Sep 2017

22.60

Jun 2017

22.10

Sep 2017

38.70

Mar 2005

%

quarterly

Mar 2004 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Moldova

3.41

Sep 2017

3.50

Jun 2017

2.89

Sep 2016

14.00

Mar 1999

%

quarterly

Mar 1999 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Mongolia

9.10

Sep 2017

9.60

Jun 2017

6.30

Sep 2015

12.80

Dec 2009

%

quarterly

Sep 2006 - Sep 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Mauritius

7.00

Sep 2017

7.20

Jun 2017

6.60

Dec 2016

9.80

Sep 2006

%

quarterly

Mar 2004 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Montenegro

14.80

Sep 2017

15.10

Jun 2017

14.80

Sep 2017

21.54

Mar 2013

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Russia

5.10

Nov 2017

5.10

Oct 2017

4.80

Aug 2014

14.60

Feb 1999

%

monthly

Jan 1994 - Nov 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Serbia

12.90

Sep 2017

11.80

Jun 2017

11.80

Jun 2017

21.30

Mar 2014

%

quarterly

Mar 2014 - Sep 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Tajikistan

2.20

Oct 2017

2.20

Sep 2017

2.00

Feb 2005

3.13

Jan 2000

%

monthly

Jan 2000 - Oct 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Turkey

10.30

Oct 2017

10.60

Sep 2017

8.00

Jun 2012

13.90

Apr 2009

%

monthly

Jan 2005 - Oct 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Ukraine

8.90

Sep 2017

9.10

Jun 2017

5.20

Sep 2005

14.00

Mar 1999

%

quarterly

Mar 1999 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Morocco

10.60

Sep 2017

9.30

Jun 2017

7.80

Jun 2006

15.10

Sep 1999

%

quarterly

Mar 1999 - Sep 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Oman

16.90

2017

16.50

2016

16.10

2015

19.60

2001

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2017
Qatar

0.10

2016

0.20

2015

0.10

2016

3.90

2001

%

yearly

1997 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Saudi Arabia

5.60

2016

5.60

2015

4.34

1999

6.97

1991

%

yearly

1991 - 2016

Updated on 2017
South Africa

27.70

Sep 2017

27.70

Jun 2017

21.50

Dec 2008

27.70

Sep 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Sep 2017

Updated on Oct 2017
Sudan

20.30

2010

20.00

2009

8.60

1993

20.70

2008

%

yearly

1993 - 2010

Updated on 2014
Syria

14.90

2011

8.60

2010

8.10

2009

14.90

2011

%

yearly

2000 - 2011

Updated on 2016
Tunisia

15.30

Jun 2017

15.30

Mar 2017

14.80

Jun 2014

18.90

Dec 2011

%

quarterly

Jun 2011 - Jun 2017

Updated on Oct 2017
Yemen

14.30

2010

14.60

2009

9.80

1994

16.23

2004

%

yearly

1994 - 2010

Updated on 2014
United Arab Emirates

4.60

2011

4.30

2010

1.80

1995

4.60

2011

%

yearly

1995 - 2011

Updated on 2017
Egypt

11.90

Sep 2017

11.98

Jun 2017

8.40

Jun 2008

13.40

Mar 2014

%

quarterly

Mar 2003 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Kuwait

1.24

2017

1.26

2016

0.71

1999

2.23

2011

%

yearly

1999 - 2017

Updated on 2018
Ivory Coast

9.20

2017

9.30

2016

8.90

1991

9.40

2015

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2017
European Union

7.30

Nov 2017

7.40

Oct 2017

6.80

Apr 2008

11.00

Apr 2013

%

monthly

Jan 2000 - Nov 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Kenya

11.00

2017

11.30

2016

8.10

1999

12.20

2010

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2017
Iran

12.50

Mar 2017

12.30

Dec 2016

9.50

Sep 2014

14.70

Mar 2002

%

quarterly

Jun 2001 - Mar 2017

Updated on Jun 2017
Lebanon

10.00

2012

6.40

2009

6.40

2009

10.00

2012

%

yearly

2004 - 2012

Updated on 2014
Kosovo

27.50

2016

32.90

2015

27.50

2016

57.10

2001

%

yearly

2001 - 2016

Updated on 2017

More Indicators for Sri Lanka

Indicator Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
Government Debt: % of GDP

79.3

2016

77.6

2015

68.7

2012

102.3

2004

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Business Confidence: Net Balance

17.6

Nov 2017

9.6

Oct 2017

-16.8

Apr 2016

34.6

May 2015

% Point

monthly

May 2015 - Nov 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Foreign Direct Investment

394.9

Jun 2017

114.4

Mar 2017

-0.8

Mar 1977

636.4

Dec 2016

USD mn

quarterly

Mar 1977 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Total Imports Growth

12.0

Nov 2017

0.2

Oct 2017

-52.3

Apr 2009

99.7

Jul 1990

%

monthly

Jan 1983 - Nov 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Money Supply M2

36,134.25

Nov 2017

36,044.64

Oct 2017

3,215.06

Jan 1994

36,134.25

Nov 2017

USD mn

monthly

Jan 1994 - Nov 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Forecast: Government Revenue

3,612.56

2022

3,256.48

2021

74.66

1990

3,612.56

2022

LKR bn

yearly

1990 - 2022

Updated on 2017
Teledensity: Fixed Line

11.39

2016

15.21

2015

0.23

1960

17.24

2011

Number

yearly

1960 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Real GDP Growth

3.3

Sep 2017

4.0

Jun 2017

0.5

Dec 2013

16.1

Mar 2012

%

quarterly

Mar 2011 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Labour Productivity Growth

-0.13

Jun 2017

0.51

Mar 2017

-0.13

Jun 2017

9.55

Dec 2014

%

quarterly

Jun 2013 - Jun 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Domestic Credit Growth

13.1

Nov 2017

14.4

Oct 2017

-1.0

Apr 2010

42.7

Mar 2012

%

monthly

Jan 1997 - Nov 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Market Capitalization: % of GDP

23.2

2016

26.8

2015

7.5

2000

34.5

2010

%

yearly

1991 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Total Imports

1,940.4

Nov 2017

1,727.2

Oct 2017

91.0

Feb 1983

1,986.4

Nov 2011

USD mn

monthly

Jan 1982 - Nov 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
CPI: Food and Non Alcoholic Beverage Change

14.66

Oct 2017

13.85

Sep 2017

-4.21

Jan 2016

42.83

May 2008

%

monthly

Jan 2004 - Oct 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Forecast: Nominal GDP Per Capita

5,340.46

2022

4,986.48

2021

344.06

1980

5,340.46

2022

USD

yearly

1980 - 2022

Updated on 2017
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
Public Consumption: % of GDP

8.8

Sep 2017

8.6

Jun 2017

7.0

Mar 2012

9.6

Jun 2015

%

quarterly

Mar 2010 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Equity Market Index

6,369.3

Dec 2017

6,411.8

Nov 2017

137.5

Nov 1988

7,798.0

Feb 2011

1985=100

monthly

Jan 1987 - Dec 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Domestic Credit

48,249.0

Nov 2017

48,171.8

Oct 2017

4,964.3

Feb 1996

48,295.8

Sep 2017

USD mn

monthly

Jan 1996 - Nov 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Non Performing Loans Ratio

2.6

2016

3.2

2015

2.6

2016

15.8

1999

%

yearly

1998 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Visitor Arrivals

167,511

Nov 2017

152,429

Oct 2017

7,650

Jun 1987

224,791

Dec 2016

Person

monthly

Jan 1979 - Nov 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Core CPI Change

4.15

Oct 2017

4.59

Sep 2017

3.00

Jan 2016

7.45

Jun 2016

%

monthly

Jan 2015 - Oct 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Forecast: Government Expenditure

4,351.47

2022

3,932.88

2021

99.81

1990

4,351.47

2022

LKR bn

yearly

1990 - 2022

Updated on 2017
Motor Vehicle Sales: Commercial Cars

8,600.00

Dec 2016

4,100.00

Jun 2016

700.00

Jun 2012

8,600.00

Dec 2016

Unit

semiannually

Dec 2005 - Dec 2016

Updated on Mar 2017
Population

21.4

2017

21.2

2016

7.1

1948

21.4

2017

Person mn

yearly

1948 - 2017

Updated on 2017
Capital Adequacy Ratio

15.6

2016

15.3

2015

8.6

2001

17.5

2013

%

yearly

1998 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Household Debt: % of GDP

7.5

2016

7.0

2015

6.3

2014

8.0

2012

%

yearly

2010 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Short Term Interest Rate

10.05

Nov 2017

10.06

Oct 2017

6.57

Jan 2015

26.17

Jan 2001

% pa

monthly

Jul 2000 - Nov 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Gold Reserves

928.07

Dec 2017

917.07

Nov 2017

0.00

Dec 1977

985.64

Sep 2013

USD mn

monthly

Dec 1977 - Dec 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Forecast: Government Net Debt

14,351.32

2022

13,461.87

2021

310.78

1990

14,351.32

2022

LKR bn

yearly

1990 - 2022

Updated on 2017
Motor Vehicle Sales: Passenger Cars

26,300.00

Dec 2016

11,300.00

Jun 2016

2,000.00

Dec 2010

26,300.00

Dec 2016

Unit

semiannually

Dec 2005 - Dec 2016

Updated on Mar 2017
GDP Deflator Growth

8.9

Sep 2017

4.9

Jun 2017

-3.5

Dec 2011

13.3

Dec 2012

%

quarterly

Mar 2011 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Direct Investment Abroad

18.5

Sep 2017

18.5

Jun 2017

13.2

Dec 2015

59.2

Dec 2016

USD mn

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Long Term Interest Rate

10.31

Sep 2017

11.06

Sep 2016

7.88

Dec 2014

13.93

Mar 2016

% pa

monthly

Jan 2012 - Sep 2017

Updated on Oct 2017
Total Exports

940.9

Nov 2017

975.6

Oct 2017

55.9

Apr 1983

1,070.1

Mar 2014

USD mn

monthly

Jan 1982 - Nov 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Bank Lending Rate

11.43

Nov 2017

11.32

Oct 2017

6.35

Dec 2014

22.86

Feb 2001

% pa

monthly

Jun 1989 - Nov 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
External Debt: % of GDP

58.5

2016

59.0

2015

38.8

2008

60.5

1994

%

yearly

1994 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Producer Price Index Growth

14.8

Nov 2017

16.9

Oct 2017

-3.4

Jan 2016

20.3

Apr 2017

%

monthly

Jan 2015 - Nov 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Trade Balance

-999.5

Nov 2017

-751.7

Oct 2017

-1,100.6

Nov 2011

110.1

Aug 2002

USD mn

monthly

Jan 1982 - Nov 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Tax Revenue

10,043.95

2016

9,978.04

2015

1,527.06

1990

10,043.95

2016

USD mn

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Forecast: GDP PPP Per Capita

17,737.84

2022

16,655.71

2021

1,135.08

1980

17,737.84

2022

PPP Intl $

yearly

1980 - 2022

Updated on 2017
Exchange Rate against USD

153.108

Dec 2017

153.593

Nov 2017

4.762

Nov 1967

153.593

Nov 2017

LKR/USD

monthly

Jan 1957 - Dec 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Foreign Exchange Reserves

6,952.9

Dec 2017

6,346.8

Nov 2017

38.0

Apr 1970

8,501.4

Aug 2011

USD mn

monthly

Dec 1956 - Dec 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Visitor Arrivals Growth

8.8

Dec 2017

0.2

Nov 2017

-75.4

Aug 1983

227.7

Aug 1984

%

monthly

Jan 1980 - Dec 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Forecast: Real GDP Growth

5.20

2022

5.10

2021

-3.13

1992

12.16

1996

%

yearly

1980 - 2022

Updated on 2017
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP

-5.4

2016

-7.6

2015

-9.9

2009

-5.1

1992

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Consumer Price Index CPI Growth

8.4

Nov 2017

8.8

Oct 2017

-65.2

Feb 1959

32.5

Aug 1980

%

monthly

Jan 1958 - Nov 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
External Debt

50,202.3

Sep 2017

49,242.4

Jun 2017

37,098.1

Dec 2012

50,202.3

Sep 2017

USD mn

quarterly

Dec 2012 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Real Effective Exchange Rate

144.8

Nov 2017

143.8

Oct 2017

90.8

Feb 2004

155.1

Jan 2015

2005=100

monthly

Jan 2003 - Nov 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Gross National Product

20,977.22

Sep 2017

20,091.11

Jun 2017

12,223.55

Mar 2010

20,977.22

Sep 2017

USD mn

quarterly

Mar 2010 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Gross Savings Rate

15.7

Sep 2017

24.6

Jun 2017

13.9

Mar 2010

32.9

Dec 2010

%

quarterly

Mar 2010 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Labour Force Participation Rate

53.6

Sep 2017

53.9

Jun 2017

51.5

Jun 2012

54.7

Mar 2017

%

quarterly

Jun 2012 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Current Account Balance: % of GDP

-3.9

Jun 2017

-3.2

Mar 2017

-11.8

Jun 2008

2.4

Sep 2009

%

quarterly

Mar 2002 - Jun 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
M2 Growth

21.2

Mar/2017

19.1

Feb/2017

8.0

Apr/1997

23.4

Apr/1996

%

monthly

Jan/1995 - Mar/2017

Updated on May/2017
Reserve Requirement Ratio

7.5

Dec 2017

7.5

Nov 2017

6.0

Dec 2015

12.0

Jul 1999

%

monthly

Mar 1997 - Dec 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Private Consumption Expenditure

13,729.82

Jun 2017

14,370.68

Mar 2017

9,287.99

Jun 2010

14,924.43

Sep 2015

USD mn

quarterly

Mar 2010 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Investment: % of GDP

21.6

Sep 2017

33.1

Jun 2017

21.1

Mar 2010

44.0

Dec 2012

%

quarterly

Mar 2010 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Business Confidence Growth

0.8

Nov 2017

-3.4

Oct 2017

-38.8

May 2016

20.0

May 2017

% Point

monthly

May 2016 - Nov 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP

0.4

Sep 2017

1.5

Jun 2017

0.4

Sep 2017

3.0

Dec 2016

%

quarterly

Mar 2002 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Policy Rate

7.25

Dec 2017

7.25

Nov 2017

6.00

Jan 2016

20.00

Jan 2001

% pa

monthly

Jan 1997 - Dec 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Gross Fixed Capital Formation

5,421.83

Sep 2017

5,469.99

Jun 2017

2,980.12

Jun 2010

6,279.63

Dec 2014

USD mn

quarterly

Mar 2010 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Forecast: Current Account Balance

-2.41

2022

-2.22

2021

-4.62

2011

-0.05

1984

USD bn

yearly

1980 - 2022

Updated on 2017
Forecast: Unemployment Rate

4.00

2022

4.00

2021

4.00

2022

15.90

1990

%

yearly

1990 - 2022

Updated on 2017
Aluminum: Exports

3,128.36

2016

3,935.41

2015

101.00

1996

45,444.72

2005

USD th

yearly

1995 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Industrial Production Index Growth

3.0

Aug 2017

-2.9

Jul 2017

-11.4

Apr 2016

26.3

Jul 2010

%

monthly

Jan 2010 - Aug 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Household Expenditure per Capita

1,224.39

2016

991.33

2013

174.95

1981

1,224.39

2016

USD

yearly

1981 - 2016

Updated on 2017
External Debt: Short Term

6,709.5

Sep 2017

7,767.8

Jun 2017

6,419.0

Dec 2012

7,767.8

Jun 2017

USD mn

quarterly

Dec 2012 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
P/E ratio

10.61

16 Jan 2018

10.65

12 Jan 2018

4.40

18 Jun 2001

29.53

14 Feb 2011

NA

daily

17 Aug 1998 - 16 Jan 2018

Updated on 16 Jan 2018
Tourism Revenue

3,518

2016

2,981

2015

1

1967

3,518

2016

USD mn

yearly

1966 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Employed Persons

8,163,869.00

Sep 2017

8,138,728.00

Jun 2017

7,339,261.00

Jun 2012

8,230,207.00

Mar 2017

Person

quarterly

Jun 2012 - Sep 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Motor Vehicles Sales Growth

105.3

2016

9.7

2015

-40.0

2010

166.7

2011

%

yearly

2006 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Forecast: Consumer Price Index Growth

5.00

2022

5.00

2021

1.48

1985

26.14

1980

%

yearly

1980 - 2022

Updated on 2017
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth

4.59

2022

4.73

2021

-16.35

2009

18.26

2000

%

yearly

1980 - 2022

Updated on 2017
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
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
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 2017
Container Port Throughput

5,550,000.00

2016

5,185,467.00

2015

3,464,297.00

2009

5,550,000.00

2016

TEU

yearly

2008 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Liner Shipping Connectivity Index

69.42

2017

61.91

2016

33.36

2005

69.42

2017

2004=100

yearly

2004 - 2017

Updated on 2017
Exports: Medicament

19.47

2014

7.76

2012

7.76

2012

19.47

2014

USD th

yearly

2005 - 2014

Updated on 2017
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
GDP per Capita

3,835.00

2016

3,844.00

2015

140.00

1962

3,844.00

2015

USD

yearly

1959 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Private Consumption: % of GDP

75.5

Sep 2017

66.8

Jun 2017

59.5

Dec 2010

77.3

Mar 2010

%

quarterly

Mar 2010 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Total Deposits

45,188.97

Aug 2017

44,357.43

Jul 2017

6,984.58

Dec 2002

45,188.97

Aug 2017

USD mn

monthly

Dec 2002 - Aug 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Imports: ICT Goods

799,936.41

2015

651,807.67

2014

189,449.65

2001

799,936.41

2015

USD th

yearly

2000 - 2015

Updated on 2017
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
Exports: Television

500.29

2016

2,528.36

2015

1.34

2009

6,273.47

2003

USD th

yearly

1995 - 2016

Updated on 2017
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 2017
Teledensity: Mobile

118.49

2016

110.59

2015

0.00

1989

118.49

2016

Number

yearly

1960 - 2016

Updated on 2017
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
Minerals Production

182,928.00

2015

363,672.00

2014

174,311.00

2013

363,672.00

2014

Metric Ton

yearly

2009 - 2015

Updated on 2017
National Government Debt

67,045.8

Sep 2017

66,712.3

Jun 2017

54,951.3

Mar 2014

67,045.8

Sep 2017

USD mn

quarterly

Mar 2014 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Nominal GDP

21,546.2

Sep 2017

20,522.1

Jun 2017

4,097.0

Jun 2002

21,546.2

Sep 2017

USD mn

quarterly

Mar 2002 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
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 2017
Current Account Balance

-795.4

Jun 2017

-685.0

Mar 2017

-1,695.3

Dec 2011

274.0

Sep 2010

USD mn

quarterly

Mar 1977 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Electricity Production

1,306

Aug 2017

1,253

Jul 2017

452

Sep 2001

1,306

Aug 2017

GWh

monthly

Aug 1998 - Aug 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP

9.9

2016

10.1

2015

2.3

2006

11.4

2011

%

yearly

1994 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Liquid Assets Ratio

32.2

2014

31.9

2013

26.6

2012

35.2

2009

%

yearly

2006 - 2014

Updated on 2016
Household Debt

6,380.4

Jun 2017

6,182.7

Mar 2017

2,814.8

Jun 2010

6,380.4

Jun 2017

USD mn

quarterly

Jun 2010 - Jun 2017

Updated on Oct 2017
Motor Vehicles Sales

34,900

2016

17,000

2015

3,000

2010

34,900

2016

Unit

yearly

2005 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import

3.3

Nov 2017

3.8

Oct 2017

0.6

Jun 1989

5.8

May 2014

NA

monthly

Jan 1982 - Nov 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Foreign Portfolio Investment

480.55

Sep 2017

1,325.29

Jun 2017

-756.02

Sep 2015

1,943.18

Sep 2016

USD mn

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Total Exports Growth

16.2

Nov 2017

14.1

Oct 2017

-50.3

Nov 1985

134.6

Jul 1990

%

monthly

Jan 1983 - Nov 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Tourism Revenue Growth

18.0

2016

22.6

2015

-23.2

1996

114.7

1972

%

yearly

1967 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Nominal GDP Growth

12.49

Sep 2017

9.13

Jun 2017

2.73

Dec 2015

24.05

Mar 2012

%

quarterly

Mar 2011 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Public Consumption Expenditure

1,688.92

Jun 2017

1,720.22

Mar 2017

1,097.24

Mar 2010

1,926.60

Jun 2015

USD mn

quarterly

Mar 2010 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Money Supply M1

4,891.45

Nov 2017

4,841.93

Oct 2017

1,168.07

Jan 1994

5,218.72

Dec 2016

USD mn

monthly

Jan 1994 - Nov 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP

7.41

Sep 2017

7.19

Jun 2017

5.04

Mar 2017

11.70

Jun 2011

%

quarterly

Dec 2010 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Forecast: Population

22.14

2022

21.99

2021

14.60

1980

22.14

2022

Person mn

yearly

1980 - 2022

Updated on 2017
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
Exports: ICT Goods

36,502.32

2015

69,820.07

2014

23,880.33

2009

148,842.11

2000

USD th

yearly

2000 - 2015

Updated on 2017