Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka


 

 

 

 

 

 

Official title:

Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

 

General information:
Capital: Colombo
Population: 22,053,448 (July 2015 est.)
Total area: 65,610 km2
Currency: Sri Lankan rupee (LKR)
National holiday: Independence Day, 4 February (1948)
Official languages: Sinhala and Tamil
Recognized languages: English

 

Type of government:
Unitary semi-presidential constitutional republic
Honorary consular representative: Mr Andrej Prebil

 

Economy:
GDP (nominal): $78.82billion (2014 est.)
GDP (nominal) per capita: $3,818 (2015 est.)
GDP (PPP): $142.719 billion (2014 est.)
GDP (PPP) per capita: $11,068 (2015 est.)
GDP (official exchange rate): $74,92 billion (2014 est.)
GDP (real growth rate): 7% (2015 est.)

GDP per sector:
- Agriculture 8,3%
- Industry 30,1%
- Service 61,7% (2014 est.)

Agriculture products: rice, sugarcane, grains, pulses, oilseed, spices, vegetables, fruit, tea, rubber, coconuts; milk, eggs, hides, beef, fish
Main industries: processing of rubber, tea, coconuts, tobacco and other agricultural commodities, telecommunications, insurance, banking; tourism, shipping, clothing, textiles; cement, petroleum refining, information technology services, construction

 

Trade - Export
Exported commodities: textiles and apparel, tea and spices, rubber manufactures, precious stones, coconut products, fish
Main export partners:
• EU 28 31,8%
• US 25%
• India 5,7%
• United Arab Emirates 2,5%
• Russia 2,5% (2014)

 

Trade - Import
Imported commodities: petroleum, textiles, machinery and transportation equipment, building materials, mineral products, foodstuffs
Main import partners:
• India 20,7%
• China 17,8%
• United Arab Emirates 9,1%
• EU 28 8,3%
• Singapore 6,6% (2014)

 

Sources:
Central Bank of Sri Lanka. 2015. Selected Economic Indicators – November 2015. Available at: http://www.cbsl.gov.lk/pics_n_docs/_cei/_docs/ei/mei_2015_11..pdf (February 11th 2016).

 

European Commission – Directorate-General for Trade. 2015. EU, Trade in goods with Sri Lanka. Available at: http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2006/september/tradoc_113449.pdf (February 11th 2016).

 

European Commission – Directorate-General for Trade. 2015. Main Indicators: Sri Lanka. Available at: http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2006/september/tradoc_111570.pdf (February 11th 2016).

 

World Bank. 2015. Data: Sri Lanka. Available at: http://data.worldbank.org/country/sri-lanka (February 11th 2016).