Inflation ( CCPI)1.7% (June 2024)
GDP5.3% (1Q 2024)
Unemployment4.3% (4Q 2023)
3M T-Bill Rate9.55%
12M T-Bill Rate10.07%
2Y T-Bond Rate10.55%/ 10.65%
4Y T-Bond Rate11.80% / 11.85%
USD/LKR303/304
Reserves $5.6Bn (June 2024)
Cum. Trade Deficit $2,180 Mn (May 2024 cumulative)
Cum. Fiscal DeficitLKR 361Bn (April 2024)

Local Cement production rose over 20 percent in 2Q 2019 compared with last year 2Q 2018

ConstructionNov 1, 2019
Local Cement production rose over 20 percent in 2Q 2019 compared with last year 2Q 2018
Sri Lanka has consumed 8 MT of cement in 2018 down from 8.5Mn MT in 2017. The local production was recorded at 2.8Mn MT and SL has imported 5.1Mn MT of cement in 2018. But during the first six months of 2019, the 4% overall growth has been recorded, while domestic production increased by over 20% and imports have declined by 5%.

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