Inflation ( CCPI)1.7% (June 2024)
GDP5.3% (1Q 2024)
Unemployment4.3% (4Q 2023)
3M T-Bill Rate9.14%
12M T-Bill Rate9.95%
2Y T-Bond Rate10.10%/ 10.20%
4Y T-Bond Rate11.60% / 11.70%
USD/LKR303/304
Reserves $5.6Bn (June 2024)
Cum. Trade Deficit $2,180 Mn (May 2024 cumulative)
Cum. Fiscal DeficitLKR 361Bn (April 2024)

CBSL increase FX buying from market but still a net seller of USD 231Mn in January

Exchange RateFeb 12, 2022
CBSL increase FX buying from market but still a net seller of USD 231Mn in January

CBSL has been a net seller of foreign currency to the market since August last year. That has been continuing in January as well, where CBSL has purchased USD 177Mn FX and sold USD 408Mn resulting in USD 231Mn for Jan.

CBSL has sold a total of USD 1.14Bn worth of FX in the last six months while maintaining an unsustainable peg of LKR to USD around 200 to 203.

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