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  • Monthly Bulletin January 2012

    Central Bank of Sri lanka

  • Central Bank of Sri Lanka

    Bulletin Volume 62 Number 01

    January 2012

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    The Central Bank of Sri Lanka Bulletin is issued monthly by the Department  of Economic Research under the direction of a Staff Editorial Committee.

    The  Committee  is  responsible  for  interpretations  and  opinions  expressed  except  those  of  official  statements  and  signed  articles.  However,  these  interpretations and opinions should not be construed to be the official viewpoint of the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.

    The material appearing in the Bulletin may be reproduced or translated in  whole or in part without prior permission (unless it is indicated as copy-righted),  provided due credit is given to the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and the Bulletin.

    Printed at the Central Bank Printing Press, No. 58, Sri Jayewardenepura Mawatha, Rajagiriya and Published by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Colombo 1.

    ISSN 1391-3654

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    Contents Page

    Part  I  Events of the month …     …     …     …     …   7

    Part  II  Press Releases – January 2012    …     …     …     …   9

      1.  Inflation continued to remain at single digit level 2011      …     …   9   2.  Monetary Policy Review – January 2012    …     …     …   10   3.  External Sector Performance – November 2011    …     …     …   11   �.  Inflation drops in January 2012    …     …     …     …   13   5.  Colombo Consumers’ Prices Index (CCPI)    …     …     …   1�

    Statistical Appendix  Table

    PRODUCTION, RAINFALL, INPUTS AND INVESTMENT Gross Domestic Product by Industrial Origin    ……    ……    ……    ……  01 Agricultural Production Indices  ……    ……    ……    ……    ……  02 Production of Tea, Rubber and Coconut    ……    ……    ……    ……  03 Paddy Production     ……    ……    ……    ……    ……  0� Rainfall and Rainy Days    ……    ……    ……    ……    ……  05 Selected Industrial Production Indicators     ……    ……    ……    ……  06 Private Sector Industrial Production Volume Index         ……    ……    ……  07 Investments, Exports and Employment in BOI Enterprises     ……    ……    ……  08

    COMMUNICATION, ENERGY, TRANSPORTATION AND HOUSING Telecommunication Services    ……    ……    ……    ……    ……  09 Electricity Generation and Petroleum Imports    ……    ……    ……    ……  10 Passenger Transportation and Port Operations    ……    ……    ……    ……  11 New Registration of Motor Vehicles      ……    ……    ……    ……  12 Greater Colombo Housing Approval Index    ……    ……    ……    ……  13

    PRICES AND WAGES Colombo Consumers’ Price Index (CCPI)    ……    ……    ……    ……  1� Wholesale Price Index    ……    ……    ……    ……    ……  15 Wholesale Prices of Selected Food Items at Pettah Market    ……    ……    ……  16 Average Producer and Retail Prices of Selected Food Items    ……    ……    ……  17 Average Producer Prices of Selected Varieties of Vegetables, Sea Fish, Fruits and Poultry Products    ……  18 Average Retail Prices of Selected Varieties of Vegetables and Fish  ……    ……    ……  19 Utility Prices    ……    ……    ……    ……    ……  20 Minimum Wage Rate Indices of Workers in Wages Board Trades     ……    ……    ……  21 Wage Rate Indices of Government Employees    ……    ……    ……    ……  22 All Island Average Daily Wages in the Informal Sector      ……    ……    ……  23 Cost of Construction Indices    ……    ……    ……    ……    ……  2� Price Indices for Selected Construction Materials and Labour Wages  …    ……    ……  25

    GOVERNMENT FINANCE Analysis of Net Cash Surplus (+) / Deficit (-)   ……    ……    ……    ……  26 Economic Classification of Government Revenue ……    ……    ……    ……  27 Government Expenditure – 2011  …    ……    ……    ……    ……   28 Economic Classification of Government Expenditure and Lending Minus Repayments ……    ……  29 Outstanding Central Government Debt    ……    ……    ……    ……  30

    TRADE, TOURISM AND BALANCE OF PAYMENTS Exports, Imports and Trade Balance     ……    ……    ……    ……  31 Exports    ……    ……    ……    ……    ……  32 Composition of Selected Industrial and Mineral Exports    ……    ……    ……  33

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    Tea and Rubber – Auctions and Exports    ……    ……    ……    ……  3� Major Coconut Products – Auctions and Exports   ……    ……    ……    ……  35 Exports of Other Agricultural Products – Volume   ……    ……    ……    ……  36 Exports of Other Agricultural Products – Value    ……    ……    ……    ……  37 Composition of Imports    ……    ……    ……    ……    ……  38 External Trade Indices – Export Value    ……    ……    ……    ……  39 External Trade Indices – Import Value     ……    ……    ……    ……  �0 External Trade Indices – Export Volume     ……    ……    ……    ……  �1 External Trade Indices – Import Volume     ……    ……    ……    ……  �2 External Trade Indices – Export Unit Value     ……    ……    ……    ……  �3 External Trade Indices – Import Unit Value     ……    ……    ……    ……  �� Key Indicators of Tourist Industry  …    ……    ……    ……    ……  �5 Balance of Payments – Rupees Million    ……    ……    ……    ……  �6 Balance of Payments – US dollars Million     ……    ……    ……    ……  �7 External Reserves     ……    ……    ……    ……    ……  �8 Exchange Rates of Major Currencies and Monthly Indices of Nominal Effective Exchange Rate (NEER) and    Real Effective Exchange Rate (REER)    ……    ……    ……    ……  �9 Interbank Forward Market Transactions    ……    ……    ……    ……  50

    FINANCIAL SECTOR Monetary Aggregates (M1 and M2)      ……    ……    ……    ……  51 Monetary Survey (Domestic Banking Units) – M2  ……    ……    ……    ……  52 Assets and Liabilities of the Central Bank    ……    ……    ……    ……  53 Assets and Liabilities of Commercial Banks (DBUs)       ……    ……    ……  5� Assets and Liabilities of Offshore Banking Units (OBUs)    ……    ……    ……  55 Consolidated Monetary Survey (inclusive of OBUs)        ……    ……    ……  56 Financial Survey (M�)    ……    ……    ……    ……    ……  57 Reserve Position of Commercial Banks    ……    ……    ……    ……  58 Currency Issue of the Central Bank (by Denomination)    ……    ……    ……  59 Money Rates    ……    ……    ……    ……    ……  60 Yield Rates on Government Paper      ……    ……    ……    ……  61 Deposit and Lending Rates of Non-Commercial Bank Financial Institutions    ……    ……  62 Interest Rates of Licensed Commercial Banks    ……    ……    ……    ……  63 Commercial Banks’ Fees