The number of tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka declined 28.3 percent year-on-year to 143,587 in August of 2019, following a 46.9 percent tumble in the previous month. This was the fifth straight month decline in tourist arrivals, as decreases were reported among visitors from China (-64.2 percent to 9,503), followed by the UK (-40.2 percent to 14,132), France (-35.7 percent to 7,087), Germany (-29.1 percent to 7,667), and Australia (-27.4 percent to 5,985). Conversely, visitors from India, the Sri Lanka’s largest source market for tourists jumped (17.0 percent to 37,568). Visitors from Europe accounted for 38 percent of all tourist arrivals and those from the Asia-Pacific region accounted for 51 percent. In the first eight months of the year, the number of tourist arrivals fell 19.9 percent to 1,127 million. Tourist Arrivals in Sri Lanka averaged 52041.22 from 1977 until 2019, 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 90000.00 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 83000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 184000.00 in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-07-05 09:10 AM Tourist Arrivals YoY May -70.8% -7.5% -2.6%
2019-07-05 09:10 AM Tourist Arrivals YoY Jun -57% -70.8% -4%
2019-08-12 02:15 AM Tourist Arrivals YoY Jul -46.9% -57% -19%
2019-09-09 02:00 AM Tourist Arrivals YoY Aug -28.3% -46.9% -43%
2019-10-08 03:00 AM Tourist Arrivals YoY Sep -28.3% -40%
2019-11-08 04:30 AM Tourist Arrivals YoY Oct -41.2%
2019-12-05 07:00 AM Tourist Arrivals YoY Nov -39%


Sri Lanka Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -316.00 -823.00 -50.10 -1100.70 USD Million [+]
Current Account 423.20 -815.14 423.20 -1695.29 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.00 -2.60 -0.40 -19.30 percent [+]
Exports 1084.00 961.00 1137.00 304.80 USD Million [+]
Imports 1400.00 1784.00 2048.00 408.00 USD Million [+]
External Debt 54221.66 52310.45 54221.66 37098.10 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 113.97 87.21 161.24 74.50 Index Points [+]
Tourist Arrivals 143587.00 115701.00 253169.00 5536.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 19.89 19.90 23.10 3.63 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 4.05 2.91 7.13 2.91 [+]
Tourism Revenues 313.40 458.60 475.20 19.30 USD Million [+]
Remittances 562.10 553.70 729.35 241.34 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 167.00 352.00 961.00 20.00 USD Million [+]

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Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
143587.00 115701.00 253169.00 5536.00 1977 - 2019 Monthly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 217028.00 Jun/19
Australia 790400.00 Jul/19
Brazil 6621.00 Dec/18
Canada 3889172.00 Jun/19
China 3054.00 Dec/18
France 86900.00 Dec/17
Germany 38881.00 Dec/18
India 817455.00 Jul/19
Indonesia 1483792.00 Jul/19
Japan 2991200.00 Jul/19
Mexico 2196.94 Jul/19
Saudi Arabia 16109.00 Dec/17
Singapore 1801365.00 Jul/19
South Africa 1163574.00 Jun/19
South Korea 1448067.00 Jul/19
Spain 9887.05 Jul/19
Switzerland 2003.00 Jun/19
Turkey 6617380.00 Jul/19
United Kingdom 3280.00 May/19
United States 7019871.00 Apr/19


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