Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals  1977-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The number of visitors from abroad to Sri Lanka increased 2.8 percent year-on-year to 149,087 in September of 2018, following a 4.9 percent rise in the previous month. It was the weakest growth rate since November 2017, as tourist arrivals from India, the Sri Lanka's largest source market of tourist fell 6.3 percent. Other decreases were also seen from Maldives (-15 percent), and France (-6.9 percent). Visitors from Europe accounted for 43 percent of all tourists visiting Sri Lanka and Asia Pacific accounted for 47 percent of the total. Biggest increases in arrivals were recorded from Australia (38.6 percent to 8,665); the US (37.5 percent to 3,793); the UK (13 percent to 14,007); Germany (12.8 percent to 9,659). Considering January to September visitor increased by 11.6 percent year-on-year to 1.732 million. Tourist Arrivals in Sri Lanka averaged 49452.08 from 1977 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 244536 in December of 2017 and a record low of 5536 in June of 1977.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-12 05:00 AM Tourist Arrivals YoY 6% 19%
2018-09-10 03:00 AM Tourist Arrivals YoY 4.9% 6%
2018-10-08 03:00 AM Tourist Arrivals YoY 2.8% 4.9%
2018-11-08 09:30 AM Tourist Arrivals YoY 2.8%
2018-12-05 07:00 AM Tourist Arrivals YoY


Sri Lanka Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -681.30 -795.11 -50.10 -1100.70 USD Million [+]
Exports 1073.20 1024.37 1108.00 304.80 USD Million [+]
Imports 1754.50 1819.48 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 110.75 90.50 161.24 74.50 Index Points [+]
Tourist Arrivals 149087.00 200359.00 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 Tourist Arrivals

This page provides - Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
149087.00 200359.00 244536.00 5536.00 1977 - 2018 Monthly




tourist arrivals by Country
Country Last
Argentina 234400.00 Jul/18
Australia 774400.00 Jul/18
Brazil 6589.00 Dec/17
Canada 4496465.00 Jul/18
China 2917.00 Dec/17
France 82600.00 Dec/16
Germany 37452.00 Dec/17
India 719121.00 Sep/18
Indonesia 1510764.00 Aug/18
Japan 2577800.00 Aug/18
Mexico 1695.14 Aug/18
Saudi Arabia 16119.00 Dec/17
Singapore 1681306.00 Aug/18
South Africa 1303293.00 Jul/18
South Korea 1391727.00 Aug/18
Spain 10201.46 Aug/18
Switzerland 2217.00 Jul/18
Turkey 5383332.00 Aug/18
United Kingdom 3234.00 Jun/18
United States 6907642.00 Apr/18


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