Sri Lanka First Quarter GDP: Summary

Following is a summary of Sri Lanka’s first quarter GDP growth from the Department of Census and Statistics in Colombo.

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                                   1Q     4Q     3Q     2Q     1Q     4Q     3Q
                                 2012   2011   2011   2011   2011   2010   2010
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                               -------------------- YoY% ----------------------
GDP                              7.9%   8.3%   8.4%   8.2%   8.0%   8.6%   8.0%
Agri./Forestry/Fishing          11.5%   2.4%   6.2%   1.9%  -4.3%   6.1%   6.0%
Industry                        10.8%  10.0%  10.8%   9.4%  11.1%   8.9%   8.8%
 Mining/Quarrying               26.8%  19.0%  19.6%   9.2%  21.9%  15.8%  21.4%
 Manufacturing                   6.7%   7.7%   7.7%   8.5%   8.2%   8.2%   6.5%
 Elect./Gas/Water                5.6%   3.7%   7.1%  12.3%  15.6%   8.3%   8.5%
 Construction                   17.5%  14.4%  17.3%  10.6%  14.3%   8.0%  11.3%
Services                         5.8%   8.5%   7.8%   8.8%   9.5%   8.8%   8.0%
 Wholesale/Retail trade          7.1%   9.9%   9.5%  11.4%  10.7%   8.4%   7.8%
 Hotels/Restaurants             22.0%  21.3%  27.2%  33.2%  34.2%  41.0%  32.2%
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                                   1Q     4Q     3Q     2Q     1Q     4Q     3Q
                                 2012   2011   2011   2011   2011   2010   2010
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                               -------------------- YoY% ----------------------
 Transport/Communication         5.7%  11.2%   9.9%  11.6%  12.9%  11.9%  12.1%
 Banking/Insurance/Real estate   7.2%   8.8%   7.4%   6.1%   9.2%   7.9%   8.5%
 Dwelling ownership              1.3%   1.2%   1.3%   1.1%   1.2%   1.0%   0.7%
 Government services             0.8%   0.9%   0.4%   2.1%   1.5%   6.5%   3.2%
 Private services                4.2%   5.1%   6.4%   8.3%   8.9%   5.5%   5.9%
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Note: Figures are based at 2002 prices. Prior figures are taken from

earlier releases and may be revised.

Source: Department of Census and Statistics.

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