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)

Perception of heavy LKR depreciation is easing off

Opinion pollsSep 7, 2022
Perception of heavy LKR depreciation is easing off
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The monthly public poll on USD/LKR suggests that the USD/LKR would still hang around Rs. 350 to Rs. 375 by the end of this month. But the public expectation of USD/LKR to move above Rs. 375 has fallen from 34% last month to 18% this month.

The perception of appreciation of the USD/LKR also has gained from 8% in May to 15% this month.

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