Sri Lanka: Remittances

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 Sri Lanka

Remittances, million USD

 Latest value 3,818.00
 Year 2022
 Measure million U.S. dollars
 Data availability 1975 - 2022
 Average 2,301.43
 Min - Max 8.56 - 7,261.85
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Sri Lanka from 1975 to 2022. The average value for Sri Lanka during that period was 2301.43 million U.S. dollars with a minimum of 8.56 million U.S. dollars in 1975 and a maximum of 7261.85 million U.S. dollars in 2016. The latest value from 2022 is 3818 million U.S. dollars. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 181 countries is 4215.66 million U.S. dollars. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Sri Lanka - Remittances - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Sri Lanka - Remittances - historical chart - 1975-2022




Remittances are the money sent home by people who work in a foreign country. These are, for example, the money sent to Mexico by Mexican workers in the U.S.
Definition: Personal remittances comprise personal transfers and compensation of employees. Personal transfers consist of all current transfers in cash or in kind made or received by resident households to or from nonresident households. Personal transfers thus include all current transfers between resident and nonresident individuals. Compensation of employees refers to the income of border, seasonal, and other short-term workers who are employed in an economy where they are not resident and of residents employed by nonresident entities. Data are the sum of two items defined in the sixth edition of the IMF's Balance of Payments Manual: personal transfers and compensation of employees. Data are in current U.S. dollars.


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 Trade openness 46.52 2022 percent
 Financial openness -1.242 2021 index points
 Exports, percent of GDP 21.48 2022 percent
 Exports, billion dollars 15.98 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Growth of exports 10.22 2022 percent
 Imports, percent of GDP 25.04 2022 percent
 Imports, billion dollars 18.63 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Foreign Direct Investment, percent of GDP 1.21 2022 percent
 Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars 0.90 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Portfolio investment inflows, equities -216.54 2020 million dollars (current)
 Current account, percent of GDP -1.90 2022 percent
 Current account, in dollars -1.45 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Trade balance, percent of GDP -3.55 2022 percent
 Trade balance, in dollars -3.07 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Reserves 3.14 2021 billion U.S. dollars
 Remittances, percent of GDP 5.13 2022 percent
 Remittances 3,818.00 2022 million U.S. dollars
 Net errors and omissions -513.01 2022 million USD
 External debt 81.00 2022 percent
 Short-term external debt 14.63 2022 percent
 Short-term debt to reserves 274.99 2021 percent
 Foreign exchange reserves 1,360.08 9/2023 billion
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