Sri Lanka Tourism Statistics 1995-2022

International tourism receipts are expenditures by international inbound visitors, including payments to national carriers for international transport. These receipts include any other prepayment made for goods or services received in the destination country. They also may include receipts from same-day visitors, except when these are important enough to justify separate classification. For some countries they do not include receipts for passenger transport items. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Sri Lanka tourism statistics for 2019 was 4,663,000,000.00, a 16.85% decline from 2018.
  • Sri Lanka tourism statistics for 2018 was 5,608,000,000.00, a 10.33% increase from 2017.
  • Sri Lanka tourism statistics for 2017 was 5,083,000,000.00, a 10.72% increase from 2016.
  • Sri Lanka tourism statistics for 2016 was 4,591,000,000.00, a 15.41% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Spending ($)
India 31,661,000,000.00
Indonesia 18,404,000,000.00
Egypt 14,256,000,000.00
Vietnam 11,830,000,000.00
Philippines 11,481,000,000.00
Morocco 10,013,000,000.00
Cambodia 5,312,000,000.00
Sri Lanka 4,663,000,000.00
Georgia 3,551,000,000.00
Tunisia 2,683,000,000.00
Ukraine 2,592,000,000.00
Myanmar 2,501,000,000.00
Kenya 1,762,000,000.00
Uzbekistan 1,679,000,000.00
El Salvador 1,664,000,000.00
Ghana 1,490,000,000.00
Nigeria 1,471,000,000.00
Lao PDR 974,000,000.00
Pakistan 948,000,000.00
Bolivia 936,000,000.00
Zambia 820,000,000.00
Kyrgyz Republic 708,000,000.00
Cameroon 681,000,000.00
Mongolia 605,000,000.00
Cabo Verde 567,000,000.00
Honduras 556,000,000.00
Moldova 532,000,000.00
Angola 395,000,000.00
Bangladesh 391,000,000.00
Bhutan 120,000,000.00
Solomon Islands 82,000,000.00
Eswatini 14,300,000.19
Mauritania 13,699,999.81
Sri Lanka Tourism Statistics - Historical Data
Year Spending ($) % of Exports
2019 4,663,000,000.00 24.02
2018 5,608,000,000.00 27.68
2017 5,083,000,000.00 26.63
2016 4,591,000,000.00 26.31
2015 3,978,000,000.00 23.48
2014 3,278,000,000.00 19.59
2013 2,506,000,000.00 16.62
2012 1,756,000,000.00 12.94
2011 1,421,000,000.00 10.42
2010 1,044,000,000.00 9.41
2009 754,000,000.00 8.40
2008 803,000,000.00 7.94
2007 750,000,000.00 7.97
2006 733,000,000.00 8.62
2005 729,000,000.00 9.24
2004 808,000,000.00 11.09
2003 709,000,000.00 10.83
2002 594,000,000.00 9.95
2001 347,000,000.00 5.62
2000 388,000,000.00 6.08
1999 414,000,000.00 7.45
1998 369,000,000.00 6.45
1997 351,000,000.00 6.37
1996 282,000,000.00 5.80
1995 367,000,000.00 7.95