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
                                 2013   2012   2012   2012   2012   2011   2011
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                               -------------------- YoY% ----------------------
GDP                              6.0%   6.3%   4.8%   6.4%   8.0%   8.3%   8.5%
Agri./Forestry/Fishing           2.0%  -0.1%  -0.5%   9.1%  12.0%   2.4%   6.5%
Industry                        10.7%  13.4%   7.3%   9.5%  10.8%  10.0%  10.8%
 Mining/Quarrying               17.8%  18.8%  16.2%  13.7%  26.8%  19.0%  19.6%
 Manufacturing                   6.4%   4.9%   3.3%   6.2%   6.7%   7.7%   7.7%
 Elect./Gas/Water               10.4%   8.4%  -0.4%   4.5%   5.6%   3.7%   7.1%
 Construction                   18.2%  33.8%  16.5%  18.3%  17.5%  14.4%  17.3%
Services                         4.3%   3.7%   4.6%   4.5%   5.8%   8.5%   7.8%
 Wholesale/Retail trade          1.0%   2.3%   2.2%   3.5%   7.1%   9.9%   9.5%
 Hotels/Restaurants             18.6%  16.8%  25.3%  23.2%  22.0%  21.3%  27.2%
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                                   1Q     4Q     3Q     2Q     1Q     4Q     3Q
                                 2013   2012   2012   2012   2012   2011   2011
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                               -------------------- YoY% ----------------------
 Transport/Communication         9.5%   4.8%   7.8%   6.6%   5.7%  11.2%   9.9%
 Banking/Insurance/Real estate   6.1%   6.2%   7.1%   6.5%   7.2%   8.8%   7.4%
 Dwelling ownership              3.5%   2.1%   2.0%   1.5%   1.3%   1.2%   1.3%
 Government services             0.9%   0.7%   2.6%   1.4%   0.8%   0.9%   0.4%
 Private services                5.6%   6.6%   6.7%   4.3%   4.2%   5.1%   6.4%
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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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