External Sector Performance – January 2017

Sri Lanka’s external sector demonstrated a modest performance in January 2017. During the month, the trade deficit widened as a result of increased import expenditure and a decline in export earnings. However, foreign currency receipts in terms of earnings from tourism recorded a relatively high growth in January 2017 while workers’ remittances grew at a moderate rate, year–on-year. The government securities market and the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed net outflows during January 2017.


Published Date: 

Thursday, May 4, 2017