Sri Lanka: Foreign exchange reserves

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 Sri Lanka

Foreign exchange reserves, billion currency units

 Latest value 1697.87
 Reference December 2023
 Measure billion Sri Lanka Rupee
 Data availability January 2003 - December 2023
 Average 861.72
 Min - Max 210.97 - 1895.35
 Source Central Bank of Sri Lanka
For that indicator, we provide data for Sri Lanka from January 2003 to December 2023. The average value for Sri Lanka during that period was 861.72 billion Sri Lanka Rupee with a minimum of 210.97 billion Sri Lanka Rupee in January 2003 and a maximum of 1895.35 billion Sri Lanka Rupee in September 2020. Click on the following link to see the values of Foreign exchange reserves, billion currency units around the world.
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Sri Lanka - Foreign exchange reserves - recent values

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Sri Lanka - Foreign exchange reserves - historical chart - 2003-2023
Measure: billion Sri Lanka Rupee
Source: Central Bank of Sri Lanka


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Definition: Foreign exchange reserves consist of foreign currency, deposits denominated in foreign currency, Monetary Gold, Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) and Reserve position in the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Foreign exchange reserves are held by monetary authorities to finance trade imbalances, check the impact of foreign exchange fluctuations and address other issues under the purview of the central bank.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Terms of trade 97.29 2021 percent
 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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