Inflation ( CCPI)6.4% (Jan 2024)
GDP1.6% (3Q 2023)
Unemployment5.2% (2Q 2023)
3M T-Bill Rate9.79%
12M T-Bill Rate10.02%
2Y T-Bond Rate11.05%/ 11.10%
4Y T-Bond Rate12.20% / 12.30%
USD/LKR313/314
Reserves $4.5Bn (Jan 2024)
Cum. Trade Deficit $4,866 Mn (Dec 2023 cumulative)
Cum. Fiscal DeficitLKR 2,020 Bn (Nov 2023)

Travel & Tourism

FeaturedFeb 9, 2024

Tourism income in January 2024, reported its highest since 2021

Sri Lanka has recorded USD 342Mn FX inflows from tourism, which is the highest since 2021. Sri Lanka tourism hit by COVID-19 since March 2020, where the country received no FX inflow from tourism for eight months in 2020. The total FX inflow in 2021 from tourism was just USD 386Mn. However, Sri Lanka is still 20% lower than pre-crisis FX inflows.

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