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Tuesday, 17 June 2014 - 12:05
Economic growth records 7.6% in 1Q
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Estimates by the Statistics Department office showed that Sri Lanka's economy grew 7.6 percent in the first quarter of 2014 from a year earlier despite the agriculture shrinking.

Agriculture, forestry shrank 1.2 percent but helped by a 13.3 percent from fishing, the sector showed a 0.2 percent growth.

Industry grew 12.6 percent, helped by a 16.5 percent growth in textile, wearing apparel and leather.

Construction was estimated to have grown 22.5 percent.
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