July 09, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has released its latest annual publication on economic and social statistics of Sri Lanka for the current year.
The publication titled "Economic and Social Statistics of Sri Lanka - 2014 - Volume XXXVI" provides a wide range of information relating to economic and social indicators of Sri Lanka.
It covers areas such as 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.
Selected information on economic and social indicators of other countries are disseminated every year through this publication.
The publication also includes information on living conditions, poverty and household characteristics in Sri Lanka from 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.
According to the Central Bank, the data can be used for analyzing the trends in the economy, and will be useful to entrepreneurs, policy makers, researchers, teachers, students and the general public.
A copy of this publication priced at Rs.300, is available in all three languages (English, Sinhala and Tamil). This publication can be purchased from the Sales and Distribution Counters of the Central Bank at its Central Point Building in Colombo.