Inflation ( CCPI)1.5% (Oct 2023)
GDP-3.1% (2Q 2023)
Unemployment5.2% (2Q 2023)
3M T-Bill Rate15.29%
12M T-Bill Rate12.94%
2Y T-Bond Rate14.45%/ 14.50%
4Y T-Bond Rate14.70% / 14.80%
Reserves $3.56Bn (Oct 2023)
Cum. Trade Deficit $3,307 Mn (Sep 2023 cumulative)
Cum. Fiscal DeficitLKR 1,614 Bn (Sep 2023)

Treasury Bill rate jumped while CBSL managed to sell only 70% of offered quantity at the primary auction

Interest RatesDec 29, 2021
Treasury Bill rate jumped while CBSL managed to sell only 70% of offered quantity at the primary auction

At the last T-bill primary auction for 2021, 91Day bills jumped by 0.45% and 182Days bills also increased to 8.33% (highest in 2021), up by 0.23%. 364Days T-bill too jumped by 0.22% to 8.24% as CBSL was managed to sell only LKR 205Mn of 364Day T-bills where they sold LKR 2.1Bn at last auction. The auction was undersubscribed by 30% first time since mid of October 2021.


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