The compilation of National Economic Accounts for Sri Lanka was started during early 1950's by the Department of Census and Statistics. The Department releases the estimates on National Economic Accounts annually through the publication on "National Accounts of Sri Lanka". In1950's the estimates consist of few tables on production and expenditure accounts at current factor cost prices and constant prices. The contents of the publication were gradually expanded since late 1960's.
The estimates in real terms of the past data series were based on the constant prices of 1958,1963,1975and 1990. The current prices estimates were at current factor cost prices until 1975 and thereafter it was at current producers' prices. The National Accounts estimates are compiled based on the UN - guidelines given in the System of National Accounts (SNA).
The present estimates on National Economic Accounts has a broader coverage including tables on productions, expenditure, cost components, distributions of National Accounts, external transaction, supply and disposition, consolidated accounts on production and expenditure, capital finance and rest of the world. It also covers Income and Outlay Accounts and detailed expenditure on private consumption and capital formation etc. Input Output Tables were also compiled only for selected few years.
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