The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has just released its annual publication titled “Economic and Social Statistics of Sri Lanka 2011 – Volume XXXIII”.
This publication contains data covering a wide range of economic and social aspects of Sri Lanka. There are around 200 data tables comprising information pertaining to areas of Climate, Population and Labour Force, National Accounts, Agriculture, Industry, Prices and Wages, External Trade and Finance, Money and Capital Markets, Government Finance, Banking and Financial Institutions, Transportation, Socio-Economic Services and a set of tables comprising of selected information on economic and social aspects of other countries. This compilation also includes information on living conditions in Sri Lanka from the Consumer Finances and Socio-Economic Survey conducted by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and Household Income and Expenditure Survey conducted by the Census and Statistics Department. 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.
Data available in this publication have been selected and presented carefully in various forms/ breakdowns and in time series / cross sectional manner, to serve the diverse needs of users.
The vast amount of data included in this publication will be of use for analysing the trends in the economy, and will be of immense use for entrepreneurs, policy makers, researchers, teachers, students and the general public.
The price of a copy is Rs.300 and the publication can be purchased from 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.