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 2020 was 1,076,000,000.00, a 76.92% decline from 2019.
  • 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Spending ($)
India 13,413,000,000.00
Egypt 4,874,000,000.00
Morocco 4,514,000,000.00
Indonesia 3,533,000,000.00
Vietnam 3,232,000,000.00
Philippines 2,769,000,000.00
Cambodia 1,119,000,000.00
Sri Lanka 1,076,000,000.00
Tunisia 1,007,000,000.00
Pakistan 765,000,000.00
El Salvador 755,000,000.00
Ukraine 687,000,000.00
Georgia 586,000,000.00
Cameroon 437,000,000.00
Uzbekistan 395,000,000.00
Moldova 354,000,000.00
Nigeria 321,000,000.00
Bolivia 243,000,000.00
Lao PDR 227,000,000.00
Bangladesh 217,899,993.90
Kyrgyz Republic 195,000,000.00
Ghana 191,000,000.00
Honduras 189,000,000.00
Cabo Verde 169,000,000.00
Bhutan 84,000,000.00
Vanuatu 67,000,000.00
Mongolia 49,000,000.00
Angola 19,000,000.00
Eswatini 7,300,000.19
Solomon Islands 7,000,000.00
Mauritania 6,400,000.10
Sri Lanka Tourism Statistics - Historical Data
Year Spending ($) % of Exports
2020 1,076,000,000.00 8.22
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