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%
Reserves $4.5Bn (Jan 2024)
Cum. Trade Deficit $4,866 Mn (Dec 2023 cumulative)
Cum. Fiscal DeficitLKR 2,020 Bn (Nov 2023)

Three months T-Bill rates jumped by 11% within the last three weeks

Interest RatesJul 12, 2022
Three months T-Bill rates jumped by 11% within the last three weeks

91Days T-Bill rate was up from 28.08% to 32.11%, 182Days up from 28.74% to 31.01% and 364Days T-Bill rate up from 28.11% to 29.87% at the primary auction held after a 1% rate hike by CBSL. LKR 49Bn T-Bill was matured within market participants, while CBSL managed to raise LKR 53.7Bn resulting in less requirement for more money printing.


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