The number of tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka dropped 27.2 percent year-on-year to 108,575 in September 2019, after a 28.3 percent decline in the previous month. It was the sixth consecutive monthly fall in tourist arrivals, following attacks in the Indian Ocean island on Easter Sunday. Visitors from Europe accounted for 34 percent of all tourist arrivals and those from the Asia-Pacific region accounted for 58 percent. Among major sources of tourist traffic to Sri Lanka, the number of visitors fell the most from India (-10.5 percent to 28,917), China (-52.9 percent to 9,231), the UK (-41.5 percent to 14,226) and Australia (-21.2 percent to 8,746). Considering the first nine months of the year, the number of tourist arrivals went down 20.5 percent to 1,376 million. Since the Easter Sunday attacks, the number of foreign visitors has fallen to the lowest level since the end of the country's civil war a decade ago. Tourist Arrivals in Sri Lanka averaged 52151.42 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 195000.00 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 130000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 240000.00 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%
2019-08-12 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%
2019-10-07 08:20 AM Tourist Arrivals YoY Sep -27.2% -28.3% -25%
2019-11-08 04:30 AM Tourist Arrivals YoY Oct -27.2% -22%
2019-12-05 07:00 AM Tourist Arrivals YoY Nov -19%


Sri Lanka Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -540.00 -717.00 -50.10 -1100.70 USD Million [+]
Current Account -672.57 447.31 447.31 -1695.29 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.00 -2.60 -0.40 -19.30 percent [+]
Exports 1033.00 999.00 1137.00 304.80 USD Million [+]
Imports 1574.00 1716.00 2048.00 408.00 USD Million [+]
External Debt 55469.49 54221.66 55469.49 37098.10 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 111.29 113.97 161.24 74.50 Index Points [+]
Tourist Arrivals 108575.00 143587.00 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 [+]


Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
108575.00 143587.00 253169.00 5536.00 1977 - 2019 Monthly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 261672.00 Jul/19
Australia 789200.00 Aug/19
Brazil 6621.00 Dec/18
Canada 4712926.00 Jul/19
China 3054.00 Dec/18
France 89300.00 Dec/18
Germany 38881.00 Dec/18
India 798587.00 Aug/19
Indonesia 1555346.00 Aug/19
Japan 2272900.00 Sep/19
Mexico 1751.36 Aug/19
Saudi Arabia 16109.00 Dec/17
Singapore 1734903.00 Aug/19
South Africa 1238165.00 Jul/19
South Korea 1586299.00 Aug/19
Spain 10121.99 Aug/19
Switzerland 2278.00 Jul/19
Turkey 6307508.00 Aug/19
United Kingdom 3530.00 Jun/19
United States 6343310.00 Jun/19


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