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Sri Lanka Fourth Quarter GDP: Summary

March 15 (Bloomberg) -- Following is a summary of Sri Lanka’s fourth quarter GDP growth from the Department of Census and Statistics in Colombo.

===============================================================================
                                   4Q     3Q     2Q     1Q     4Q     3Q     2Q
                                 2012   2012   2012   2012   2011   2011   2011
===============================================================================
                               -------------------- YoY% ----------------------
GDP                              6.3%   4.8%   6.4%   7.9%   8.3%   8.5%   8.1%
Agri./Forestry/Fishing          -0.1%  -0.5%   9.1%  11.5%   2.4%   6.5%   1.8%
Industry                        13.4%   7.3%   9.5%  10.8%  10.0%  10.8%   9.5%
 Mining/Quarrying               18.8%  16.2%  13.7%  26.8%  19.0%  19.6%  13.1%
 Manufacturing                   4.9%   3.3%   6.2%   6.7%   7.7%   7.7%   8.2%
 Elect./Gas/Water                8.4%  -0.4%   4.5%   5.6%   3.7%   7.1%  12.3%
 Construction                   33.8%  16.5%  18.3%  17.5%  14.4%  17.3%  10.6%
Services                         3.7%   4.6%   4.5%   5.8%   8.5%   7.8%   8.8%
 Wholesale/Retail trade          2.3%   2.2%   3.5%   7.1%   9.9%   9.5%  11.4%
 Hotels/Restaurants             16.8%  25.3%  23.2%  22.0%  21.3%  27.2%  33.2%
===============================================================================
                                   4Q     3Q     2Q     1Q     4Q     3Q     2Q
                                 2012   2012   2012   2012   2011   2011   2011
===============================================================================
                               -------------------- YoY% ----------------------
 Transport/Communication         4.8%   7.8%   6.6%   5.7%  11.2%   9.9%  11.4%
 Banking/Insurance/Real estate   6.2%   7.1%   6.5%   7.2%   8.8%   7.4%   6.1%
 Dwelling ownership              2.1%   2.0%   1.5%   1.3%   1.2%   1.3%   1.1%
 Government services             0.7%   2.6%   1.4%   0.8%   0.9%   0.4%   2.1%
 Private services                6.6%   6.7%   4.3%   4.2%   5.1%   6.4%   8.3%
===============================================================================

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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