The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has released its annual publication titled “Economic and Social Statistics of Sri Lanka – 2013 – Volume XXXV”. This publication contains a wide range of economic and social indicators of Sri Lanka covering areas such as Population and Labour Force, National Accounts, Agriculture, Industry, Prices and Wages, External Trade and Finance, Money and Capital Markets, Banking and Financial Institutions, Government Finance, Transportation, Socio-Economic Services and selected information on economic and social indicators of other countries. This compilation also includes information on living conditions, poverty and household characteristics in Sri Lanka from the Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) conducted by the Department of Census and Statistics. Further, it includes disaggregated information at the provincial level on key economic variables, including socio-economic conditions, GDP in current terms, agriculture and livestock statistics, water consumption, foreign employment and plantation sector manpower and production.
The statistics in this publication have been presented in various forms, including time series and cross sectional manner, to serve the diverse needs of users. The data can be used for analysing the trends in the economy, and will be useful to entrepreneurs, policy makers, researchers, teachers, students and the general public.
The publication is available in all three languages (English, Sinhala and Tamil) and is priced at Rs.300/-. The publication can be purchased from the Sales and Distribution Counter of the Central Bank at its Centre for Banking Studies, 58, Sri Jayewardenepura Mawatha, Rajagiriya, Provincial Offices of the Central Bank in Matara, Matale, Jaffna, Trincomalee and Anuradhapura and leading bookshops.