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: India, China, and United States
Top 3 Exported Goods: Apparel: Knit, Apparel: Non Knit, and Apparel: Knit

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 $) $199 billion (2013)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 7.251% (2013)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international $) $9,738 (2013)
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GDP Country Rank 61/192 (2013)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 6.912% (2013)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $25,168 million (2013)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 55.6% (2014)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 5.533% (2013)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 17.709% (2013)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $-2,626,964,584 (2013)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 8,430,666 (2013)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 39.4% (2012)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 17.7% (2012)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 41.5% (2012)
Unemployment Rate 4.2% (2013)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $21,499 million (2013)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $15,098 million (2013)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 41.608% (2013)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $916 million (2013)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $3,761,737,682 (2012)
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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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