Sri Lanka BUSINESS
: Tuesday, 30 August 2005 - 3:15 AM SL Time
The Central Bank
of Sri Lanka has released the latest Socio-Economic Data for 2005. This is the 28th volume of the series, which contains 94 pages and includes 88 Statistical Tables and 12 Charts covering the latest information on Human Resources, National Accounts, Agriculture, Industry, External Trade and Tourism, External Finance, Prices and Wages, the Fiscal Sector, the Financial Sector, Social and Economic Services and Socio-Economic Conditions in Sri Lanka, CB said. This publication provides disaggregated information at the provincial level on key economic variables, including GDP in current terms, agriculture, fisheries industry, electricity services, water consumption and revenue, postal services, telecommunication services and transportation services. The coverage of data in this publication has been expanded. It contains the latest information on socio economic conditions of households in Sri Lanka including the Northern and Eastern Provinces, from the Consumer Finances and Socio-Economic Survey 2003/2004 conducted by the Central Bank, along with a comparable set of countrywide data derived from the six previous surveys in the series that commenced in 1953. The volume also presents a set of country comparisons for the SAARC and South East Asian Region of key socio economic variables namely, demography, social indicators, national accounts, agriculture and industry, monetary and fiscal indicators, external trade and finance and inflation. Since this Publication presents a wide range of socio-economic data of current interest in summary form it will be very useful to policy makers, researchers, students and the general public. The publication, which is priced at Rs.100 per copy, is available for sale at the Publication Sales Counter of the Department of Information, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, 58, Sri Jayewardenepura Mawatha, Rajagiriya, Regional Offices of the Central Bank in Matara, Matale and Anuradhapura and leading book shops in Colombo. In addition to the printed version, this publication is also available on diskette priced at Rs.100 per copy.