The number of visitors from abroad to Sri Lanka increased 2.2 percent year-on-year to 244,239 in January of 2019, after a 3.5 percent rise in the previous month. Visitors from Europe accounted for 50 percent of total tourists visiting Sri Lanka and Asia and Pacific accounted for 41 percent of the total. Almost 96 percent of tourists travelled by air to Sri Lanka. Among major sources of tourist traffic to Sri Lanka, biggest increases in arrivals were seen from Russian (+16.5 percent to 13,474); the UK (+13.5 percent to 26,036); Australia (+9.7 percent to 10,368); and China (+8.8 percent to 26,414) while the largest declines were recorded from Germany (-8.3 percent to 14,027); France (-2.7 percent to 11,892). Tourist Arrivals in Sri Lanka averaged 50351.91 from 1977 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 253169 in December of 2018 and a record low of 5536 in June of 1977.

Tourist Arrivals in Sri Lanka is expected to be 175000.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Tourist Arrivals in Sri Lanka to stand at 237000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 244000.00 in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-11-08 04:30 AM Tourist Arrivals YoY 0.5% 2.8%
2018-12-07 02:30 AM Tourist Arrivals YoY 16.8% 0.5%
2019-01-08 11:05 AM Tourist Arrivals YoY 3.5% 16.8%
2019-02-12 04:15 AM Tourist Arrivals YoY 2.2% 3.5%
2019-03-14 10:00 AM Tourist Arrivals YoY 2.2%
2019-04-13 12:45 PM Tourist Arrivals YoY
2019-05-10 01:15 PM Tourist Arrivals YoY


Sri Lanka Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -785.00 -903.40 -50.10 -1100.70 USD Million [+]
Current Account -462.00 -1086.00 255.28 -1695.29 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.60 -2.10 -0.40 -19.30 percent [+]
Exports 979.60 979.10 1108.00 304.80 USD Million [+]
Imports 1764.60 1882.50 2048.00 408.00 USD Million [+]
External Debt 53177.39 53487.28 53487.28 37098.10 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 115.52 115.09 161.24 74.50 Index Points [+]
Tourist Arrivals 244239.00 253169.00 253169.00 5536.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 19.90 19.90 23.10 3.63 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 4.05 2.91 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 Tourist Arrivals

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
244239.00 253169.00 253169.00 5536.00 1977 - 2019 Monthly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 294642.00 Dec/18
Australia 802200.00 Nov/18
Brazil 6589.00 Dec/17
Canada 1744313.00 Nov/18
China 2917.00 Dec/17
France 82600.00 Dec/16
Germany 37452.00 Dec/17
India 1191147.00 Dec/18
Indonesia 1405536.00 Dec/18
Japan 2631800.00 Dec/18
Mexico 2683.20 Dec/18
Saudi Arabia 16119.00 Dec/17
Singapore 1601924.00 Dec/18
South Africa 1341316.00 Nov/18
South Korea 1324119.00 Dec/18
Spain 4367.28 Dec/18
Switzerland 1118.00 Nov/18
Turkey 1950705.00 Dec/18
United Kingdom 3055.00 Sep/18
United States 6734056.00 May/18


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