Economy of Sri Lanka

Imports
Imports commoditiespetroleum, textiles, machinery and transportation equipment, building materials, mineral products, foodstuffs
Import partnersIndia 22.7%, Singapore 8.8%, UAE 7.7%, China 7%, Iran 6.1%, Malaysia 4.5% (2012)
Exports
Exports commoditiestextiles and apparel, tea and spices; rubber manufactures; precious stones; coconut products, fish
Export partnersUS 20.4%, UK 9.9%, India 5.8%, Italy 4.7%, Belgium 4.3%, Germany 4.3% (2012)
Economy sectors
Agriculture productsrice, sugarcane, grains, pulses, oilseed, spices, vegetables, fruit, tea, rubber, coconuts; milk, eggs, hides, beef; fish
Industrial productsprocessing of rubber, tea, coconuts, tobacco and other agricultural commodities; telecommunications, insurance, banking; tourism, shipping; clothing, textiles; cement, petroleum refining, information technology services, construction
Economy
Unemployment5.10 % (2013)4.00 % (2012)4.20 % (2011)
Unemployment of Sri Lanka
GDP - Official Exchange Rate65.1 Billion $ (2013)58.6 Billion $ (2012)59.2 Billion $ (2011)
GDP - Official Exchange Rate of Sri Lanka
GDP growth rate6.30 % (2013)6.40 % (2012)8.30 % (2011)
GDP growth rate of Sri Lanka
GDP per Capita (PPP)6,500 $ (2013)6,000 $ (2012)5,800 $ (2011)
GDP per Capita (PPP) of Sri Lanka
GDP - Purchasing Power Parity135 Billion $ (2013)125 Billion $ (2012)118 Billion $ (2011)
GDP - Purchasing Power Parity of Sri Lanka
GDP PPP per land area2.05 Million $ per square kilometer (2013)1.90 Million $ per square kilometer (2012)1.80 Million $ per square kilometer (2011)
GDP PPP per land area of Sri Lanka
ElectricityBanking
Central bank discount rate6.50 % (2013)7.50 % (2012)7.00 % (2011)
Central bank discount rate of Sri Lanka
Commercial bank prime lending rate9.88 % (2013)13.3 % (2012)9.41 % (2011)
Commercial bank prime lending rate of Sri Lanka
GDP decomposition by sector
Agriculture % of GDP10.6 % (2013)11.1 % (2012)
Industry % of GDP32.4 % (2013)31.5 % (2012)
Services % of GDP57.0 % (2013)57.5 % (2012)
Tourism
International tourism, number of arrivals1.01 Million (2012)856 Thousand (2011)654 Thousand (2010)
International tourism, number of arrivals of Sri Lanka
International tourism, number of departures1.27 Million (2012)1.24 Million (2011)1.12 Million (2010)
International tourism, number of departures of Sri Lanka
Yearly Tourist arrivals to residents ratio4.68 % (2012)4.02 % (2011)3.17 % (2010)
Yearly Tourist arrivals to residents ratio of Sri Lanka
Debt, Current Account Balance and Budget Deficit
Public debt (Percentage of GDP)78.4 % of GDP (2013)79.1 % of GDP (2012)79.0 % of GDP (2011)
Public debt (Percentage of GDP) of Sri Lanka
Current Account Balance (Percentage of GDP)-6.74 % of GDP (2012)-7.80 % of GDP (2011)-2.17 % of GDP (2010)
Current Account Balance (Percentage of GDP) of Sri Lanka
External Debt Stocks (Percentage of GNI)43.6 % of GNI (2012)41.0 % of GNI (2011)43.2 % of GNI (2010)
External Debt Stocks (Percentage of GNI) of Sri Lanka
Short-term debt (percentage of total external debt)7.43 % of total external debt (2012)8.05 % of total external debt (2011)8.58 % of total external debt (2010)
Short-term debt (percentage of total external debt) of Sri Lanka
Current Account Balance (Total)-2.45 Billion $ (2013)-3.93 Billion $ (2012)-4.64 Billion $ (2011)
Current Account Balance (Total) of Sri Lanka
External Debt (Total)33.7 Billion $ (2013)26.8 Billion $ (2012)22.7 Billion $ (2011)
External Debt (Total) of Sri Lanka
External Debt (Percentage of GDP)51.7 % of GDP (2013)45.8 % of GDP (2012)38.3 % of GDP (2011)
External Debt (Percentage of GDP) of Sri Lanka
External Debt per Capita1,553 $ (2013)1,249 $ (2012)1,065 $ (2011)
External Debt per Capita of Sri Lanka