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Country Facts

Geography

  • Continent : Asia
  • Island in the Indian Ocean located in south of India
  • Land Area : 65,610 sq. km
  • Climate : Tropical, 28 – 32 oC
  • Commercial Capital : Colombo
  • Administrative Capital: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte

Social

  • Population (2017): 21.4 Million
  • Literacy Rate: 93.1%
  • Age expectancy at birth: 75 years
  • Electrification: 99.3%
  • Telephone including mobile penetration: 143%

Economy

    • GDP (2017): US$ 87.2 Billion
      • Services: 57%
      • Industries: 27%
      • Agriculture: 7%
      • Taxes less subsidies: 9%
    • GDP per capita ( 2017): US $ 4,062
    • Annual Average Inflation (Nov 2018) : 1.0%
    • USD/LKR exchange rate: Click Here
    • Credit rating: B, Stable (Fitch)
    • Total Exports- Goods & Services (2017): US$ 11.4 Bn
    • Main Export Markets: U.K, U.S.A, India
    • Total imports- Goods & Services(2017): US$ 21.0 Bn
    • Main Import Markets: China, India, U.A.E.
    • Interest Rates 
      • Standing Deposit Facility Rate- (SDFR): 8.0%
      • Standing Lending Facility Rate (SLFR): 9.0%

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GDP (2017): LKR 9,315 Billion

Services: 56%
Industry: 27%
Agriculture: 8%
Taxes less Subsidies: 9%

GDP per capita (2017): LKR 434,410
GDP Growth (2017): 3.1%

Credit Rating: B+, Stable (Flitch)
Y-o-Y Inflation (Mar 2018): 4.2%
LKR/USD (Mar 2018): Rs.155.97*
Policy Rates: 
Standing Deposit Facility Rate: 7.25%
Standing Lending Facility Rate: 8.75%

Markets Capitalization: US$ 18.9 Bn
Population (2017): 21.4 Million
Literacy Rate (2015): 93.2%

Main Export Markets:
U.K, U.S.A, India
Total Imports (2016): US $ 17.4 Bn

Main Import Markets:
China, India, U.A.E
Total Imports (2016): US $ 23.7 Bn

Electrification: 99.3%
Mobile Penetration: 124%
Internet Penetration: 23%

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