Department of the Census & Statistics (DCS) is the authorized agency to compile National Accounts Estimates for Sri Lanka. National Accounts Estimates are disseminated by the National Accounts Division of the Department. Currently DCS follows the guidelines of system of National Accounts 2008 (SNA – 2008), which includes the latest set of boundaries, methodologies, concepts and recommendations. The latest base year for National Accounts Estimates is 2015.
National Accounts Estimates(base year 2015)
In the history the base year was revised several times to 1958, 1963, 1975, 1990, 2002 and 2010. DCS decided to move the previous base year 2010 to 2015 with the objectives of enhancing the accuracy of constant price estimates and represent the real economic structure of Sri Lanka economy. Accordingly from the first quarter of 2022, National Accounts Estimates will be released only under the base year 2015.