Sunday January 20 2019
Sri Lanka - Credit Rating at 37.50


Standard & Poor's credit rating for Sri Lanka stands at B with stable outlook. Moody's credit rating for Sri Lanka was last set at B2 with stable outlook. Fitch's credit rating for Sri Lanka was last reported at B with stable outlook.





Saturday January 19 2019
Sri Lanka Cash Reserve Ratio at 6.00 percent


Sri Lanka Cash Reserve Ratio was quoted at 6 percent on Friday January 18.





Saturday January 19 2019
Sri Lanka Banks Balance Sheet at 8915070.30 LKR Million


Banks Balance Sheet in Sri Lanka increased to 8915070.30 LKR Million in November from 8829592.70 LKR Million in October of 2018.





Saturday January 19 2019
Sri Lanka Central Bank Balance Sheet at 1971914.50 LKR Million


Central Bank Balance Sheet in Sri Lanka increased to 1971914.50 LKR Million in October from 1752160 LKR Million in September of 2018.





Saturday January 19 2019
Sri Lanka Three Month Interbank Rate at 10.65 percent


Sri Lanka Three Month Interbank Rate was quoted at 10.65 percent on Friday January 18.





Saturday January 19 2019
Sri Lanka Export Prices at 159.04 Index Points


Export Prices in Sri Lanka increased to 159.04 Index Points in October from 156.64 Index Points in September of 2018.





Saturday January 19 2019
Sri Lanka Import Prices at 137.68 Index Points


Import Prices in Sri Lanka increased to 137.68 Index Points in October from 136.10 Index Points in September of 2018.





Saturday January 19 2019
Sri Lanka Terms of Trade at 115.52 Index Points


Terms of Trade in Sri Lanka increased to 115.52 Index Points in October from 115.09 Index Points in September of 2018.





Friday January 18 2019
Sri Lanka Services PMI at 54.70


The services sector PMI in Sri Lanka rose to 54.7 in December of 2018 from 52.6 in November which was the lowest reading since the series began in May of 2015. Faster increases were seen in new business (55.4 from 53.4) and business activity (64.5 from 57.4) as wholesale & retail trade and accommodation, food & beverage sub sectors posted a strong growth due to the festive season and peak season for tourism. Transportation of goods also went up with increased transshipment volumes while other personal services such as leisure activities also improved with the holiday season. Growth in new businesses were observed across financial services, insurance and professional services due to favourable demand conditions. Expectations for activity also increased (62.4 from 55.1) while employment declined (44.1 from 52.3) due to delays in filling open positions.





Friday January 18 2019
Sri Lanka Manufacturing PMI at 53.70


The Manufacturing PMI in Sri Lanka fell to 53.7 in December of 2018 from 54.3 in November, pointing to the slowest growth in factory activity since a contraction in April. Smaller increases were seen in production (51.5 from 54) and employment shrank (46.5 from 55), especially in manufacturing of textiles, wearing apparels, leather and related activities. A significant decline in employment was experienced as some employees moved to seasonal jobs for better salaries. This partly impacted on decrease in production. On the other hand, new orders (57 from 54) rose faster, namely food and beverages related with the continued festival season demand and stocks of purchases (60.5 from 57.5) increased due to intended accumulation of stocks to fulfil the future requirements anticipating supply disruptions due to upcoming Chinese new year festival. As a result, suppliers’ delivery time also lengthened (55.5 from 52.5).