Sri Lanka recorded a Current Account deficit of 1127 USD Million in the second quarter of 2018. Current Account in Sri Lanka averaged -440.11 USD Million from 2001 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 255.28 USD Million in the third quarter of 2009 and a record low of -1695.29 USD Million in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Current Account in Sri Lanka is expected to be -1040.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Current Account in Sri Lanka to stand at -870.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Sri Lanka Current Account is projected to trend around -810.00 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-30 10:00 AM Current Account $-1104M $-186M $ -566.1M
2018-06-29 10:55 AM Current Account $-709M $-1090M $ -653.1M
2018-09-28 09:30 AM Current Account $-1127M $-686M $ -820M
2018-12-28 10:00 AM Current Account $-1127M $ -910M


Sri Lanka Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -849.80 -681.30 -50.10 -1100.70 USD Million [+]
Exports 1037.36 1073.20 1108.00 304.80 USD Million [+]
Imports 1887.12 1754.50 2048.00 408.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -1127.00 -686.00 255.28 -1695.29 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.60 -2.10 -0.40 -19.30 percent [+]
External Debt 53487.28 52090.15 53487.28 37098.10 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 102.68 106.36 161.24 74.50 Index Points [+]
Tourist Arrivals 153123.00 149087.00 244536.00 5536.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 19.90 22.30 23.10 3.63 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 2.91 3.49 7.13 2.91 [+]
Tourism Revenues 371.60 404.00 453.50 19.30 USD Million [+]
Remittances 534.20 619.30 729.35 241.34 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 719.00 352.00 964.00 20.00 USD Million [+]

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Sri Lanka Current Account

Current Account is the sum of the balance of trade (exports minus imports of goods and services), net factor income (such as interest and dividends) and net transfer payments (such as foreign aid). This page provides the latest reported value for - Sri Lanka Current Account - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Sri Lanka Current Account - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1127.00 -686.00 255.28 -1695.29 2001 - 2018 USD Million Quarterly




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Argentina -8292.00 Jun/18
Australia -13472.00 Jun/18
Brazil 31.80 Sep/18
Canada -15880.00 Jun/18
China 160.00 Sep/18
Euro Area 24.07 Sep/18
France -1918.00 Sep/18
Germany 21141.17 Sep/18
India -15807.13 Jun/18
Indonesia -8846.10 Sep/18
Italy 3154.00 Sep/18
Japan 1821.60 Sep/18
Mexico -3882.10 Jun/18
Netherlands 16769.50 Jun/18
Russia 26400.00 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 19181.00 Jun/18
Singapore 22832.40 Jun/18
South Africa -163760.00 Jun/18
South Korea 10831.40 Sep/18
Spain 1830.00 Aug/18
Switzerland 22143.83 Jun/18
Turkey 1830.00 Sep/18
United Kingdom -20317.00 Jun/18
United States -101460.00 Jun/18


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