Inflation ( CCPI)54.2% (Jan 2023)
GDP-11.8% (3Q 2022)
Unemployment5.0% (3Q 2022)
3M T-Bill Rate29.88%
12M T-Bill Rate27.72%
5Y T-Bond Rate29.00%
10Y T-Bond Rate30%
USD/LKR360/363
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Reserves $2.12Bn (Jan 2023)
Cum. Trade Deficit $5.2Bn (Dec 2022)
Cum. Fiscal DeficitLKR 1,647Bn (Oct 2022)

Central Bank was (net) buying USD for second consecutive month in March

Exchange RateApr 16, 2021
Central Bank was (net) buying USD for second consecutive month in March
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CBSL has bought USD 75.31Mn in March which is the second consecutive month it became a net buyer of FX from the market. Bank has bought a net of USD 26.48Mn for the first three months of this year. CBSL was a net buyer of USD 283Mn in 2020 and 387Mn in 2019.

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