Sri Lanka a posted current account surplus of USD 423 million in the first quarter of 2019, swinging from a USD 587 million deficit in the same quarter of the prior year. The goods and services shortfall narrowed sharply to USD 470 million from USD 1,807 million a year earlier while the primary income gap decreased to USD 504 million from USD 547 million. Meanwhile, the secondary income surplus went down to USD 1,397 million from USD 1,767 million. Current Account in Sri Lanka averaged -429.76 USD Million from 2001 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 423 USD Million in the first quarter of 2019 and a record low of -1695.29 USD Million in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Current Account in Sri Lanka is expected to be -895.00 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 -650.00 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
2018-09-28 09:30 AM Current Account Q2 $-1127M $-686M $ -820M
2019-01-15 11:30 AM Current Account Q3 $-462M $-1086M $ -910M
2019-04-15 11:00 AM Current Account Q4 $-815M $-389M $ -1040M
2019-06-28 11:00 AM Current Account Q1 $423M $-815M $ -930M
2019-09-30 11:00 AM Current Account Q2 $423M $ -895M
2019-12-28 11:00 AM Current Account Q3 $ -370M


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 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 September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
423.20 -815.14 423.20 -1695.29 2001 - 2019 USD Million Quarterly




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Canada -6380.00 Jun/19
China 570.00 Jun/19
Euro Area 29.84 Jul/19
France 173.00 Jul/19
Germany 22100.00 Jul/19
India -4600.00 Mar/19
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Japan 1999.92 Jul/19
Mexico 5142.70 Jun/19
Netherlands 18079.00 Mar/19
Russia 12100.00 Jun/19
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Singapore 21497.50 Jun/19
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South Korea 6949.40 Jul/19
Spain 2050.00 Jun/19
Switzerland 21272.85 Jun/19
Turkey 1158.00 Jul/19
United Kingdom -30045.00 Mar/19
United States -128188.00 Jun/19


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