Exchange Rate in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka - Exchange Rate

Economic activity was likely anemic in the second quarter, as a plunge in visitor arrivals following the bombings in April dented the tourism sector. Moreover, the services PMI reading in Q2 averaged well below that of Q1, while industrial production growth also ebbed noticeably. Moving to the third quarter, the economy likely remains on feeble footing. Visitor arrivals contracted again in July and August, albeit at a softer pace. That said, private-sector credit growth remained healthy in July despite decelerating, but coupled with the Bank’s 50-basis point rate cut in late August should help shore up domestic demand. Moreover, the services PMI jumped in July and industrial production growth accelerated in the same month, suggesting a likely pick-up in external demand for Sri Lankan manufactured goods.

Sri Lanka - Exchange Rate Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Exchange Rate (vs USD)171.6  173.5  151.0  161.8  172.4  

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Sri Lanka Exchange Rate
Note: Exchange rate, LKR per USD (eop).

Sri Lanka Facts

ValueChangeDate
Exchange Rate180.60.02 %Sep 04

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