Sri Lanka: Economy

Economic Trivia

Sri Lanka has one of the largest GDPs per capita in South Asia.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2015): India, China, and United States
Top 3 Exported Goods (2015): Apparel: Knit, Apparel: Non Knit, and Coffee & Spices

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Processing of Rubber; Tea; Coconuts; Tobacco and other Agricultural Commodities

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international) $246,117,281,533 (2015)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 4.786% (2015)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $11,739 (2015)
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GDP Country Rank 59/193 (2015)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 0.922% (2015)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $43,608,892,000 (2014)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 55.2% (2015)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 5.734% (2015)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 19.516% (2015)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($2,008,522,862) (2015)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 8,576,325 (2014)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 30.4% (2014)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 25.5% (2014)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 43.4% (2014)
Unemployment Rate 4.6% (2014)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $23,008,989,606 (2015)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $16,895,888,247 (2015)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 38.964% (2014)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $681,238,956 (2015)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $5,573,777,145 (2014)
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How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Sri Lanka’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment

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