Provincial Gross Domestic Product – 2017

Provincial Gross Domestic Product (PGDP) estimated by the Statistics Department of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) by disaggregating the annual nominal Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures published by the Department of Census and Statistics (DCS), using provincial indicators, shows that the Western Province continued to account for the largest share of the country’s nominal GDP. However, in line with recent trends, its share in the GDP declined in 2017, contributing to narrowing of regional disparity. Central and North Western provinces were the second and third highest contributors to the national GDP in nominal terms.

During 2017, increases in PGDP shares could be observed in Eastern, North Western and Uva provinces, while that of Western, Southern, North Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces decreased. The shares of Central and Northern provinces remain unchanged.



Published Date: 

Friday, November 2, 2018