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Summary statistics
Region South-central Asia  
Currency Sri Lanka Rupee (LKR)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 65610  
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) 21045  
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 320.8  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Colombo (693) Colombo is the commercial capital, Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte is the administrative and legislative capital.  
United Nations membership date 14 December 1955  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2011 59175  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 49550  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 24406  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2011 8.3  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 8.0  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 6.2  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2011 2812.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 2375.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 1230.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2011 2781.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 2345.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 1215.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2011 27.1  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 25.9  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 23.4  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2011 113.90 Market rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 110.95 Market rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 102.12 Market rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2011 -4675  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -1127  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -743  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2011 234 Colombo. Series linked to former series. Index base 2002=100.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 219 Colombo. Index base 2002=100.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 160 Colombo.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 117  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 123  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 102  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 117  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 124  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 102  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2011 ... Age group 10 years and over. Excludes the Northern and Eastern provinces.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 4.9 Age group 10 years and over. Excludes the Northern and Eastern provinces.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 6.5 Age group 10 years and over. Excludes the Northern and Eastern provinces. 2006.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2011 ... Age group 10 years and over. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 24.2 Age group 10 years and over. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 25.6 Age group 10 years and over. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2011 ... Age group 10 years and over. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 32.7 Age group 10 years and over. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 30.7 Age group 10 years and over. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2011 34.7  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 34.6  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 34.3  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2011 76.3  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 76.2  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 76.1  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2011 856 Excludes nationals residing abroad.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 654 Excludes nationals residing abroad. 2006.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 549 Excludes nationals residing abroad.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2011 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 336 2009.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 297  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 104.2  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 100.4  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 23.2  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 15.0  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 12.0  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 1.8  
Exports (million US$) 2011 10011.3  
Imports (million US$) 2011 19696.5  
Balance (million US$) 2011 -9685.2  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2011 United States (21.4), United Kingdom (11.1), Italy (6.1)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2011 India (22.1), China (10.8), Singapore (7.8)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.8  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.4  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.7  
Urban population (%) 2012 15.2  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2012 24.9  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2012 13.8/12.0  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2012 97.3  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 78.4/72.1  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 11.2  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 2.2  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2010 68.0  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 339.9/1.7 Data refer to foreign citizens.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR end-2011 285735  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 2.1  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 100.5/98.8  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 65.1  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 </6.2  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2012 5.8  
Environment
Threatened species 2012 561  
Forested area (% of land area) 2010 29.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009 12648/0.6  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2009 198.0  
Rainfall in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 2524  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 24.1/30.6  
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