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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
                                 2014   2013   2013   2013   2013   2012   2012
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                               -------------------- YoY% ----------------------
GDP                              7.6%   8.2%   7.8%   6.8%   6.1%   6.3%   4.8%
Agri./Forestry/Fishing           0.2%  10.4%   7.0%  -1.1%   3.4%   0.3%  -0.5%
Industry                        12.6%  10.7%   8.1%  10.1%  10.7%  13.4%   7.3%
 Mining/Quarrying               15.4%   5.4%  12.5%  12.6%  17.8%  18.8%  16.2%
 Manufacturing                   8.9%  11.9%   6.0%   5.3%   6.4%   4.9%   3.3%
 Elect./Gas/Water               -0.3%   3.6%  11.2%  16.2%  10.4%   7.4%  -0.4%
 Construction                   22.5%  12.5%  10.0%  17.8%  18.2%  33.8%  16.5%
Services                         6.5%   6.5%   7.9%   6.6%   4.3%   3.7%   4.6%
 Wholesale/Retail trade          8.3%   7.1%   7.6%   6.0%   1.0%   2.3%   2.2%
 Hotels/Restaurants             23.2%  27.0%  13.6%  21.1%  18.6%  16.8%  25.3%
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                                   1Q     4Q     3Q     2Q     1Q     4Q     3Q
                                 2014   2013   2013   2013   2013   2012   2012
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                               -------------------- YoY% ----------------------
 Transport/Communication         7.3%   6.7%  11.8%   9.5%   9.5%   4.8%   7.8%
 Banking/Insurance/Real estate   5.1%   4.6%   6.7%   6.3%   6.1%   6.2%   7.1%
 Dwelling ownership              1.2%   3.3%   2.8%   2.1%   3.5%   2.1%   2.0%
 Government services             0.9%   2.7%   3.6%   3.9%   0.9%   0.7%   2.6%
 Private services                5.7%   8.7%   7.0%   7.8%   5.6%   6.6%   6.7%
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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.

To contact the reporter on this story: Manish Modi in New Delhi at mmodi6@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Marco Babic at mbabic@bloomberg.net.

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