It was stated at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, the 79th annual general meeting of the Import Section of the CCC recently, that the year under review saw mixed fortunes. The economy rebounded, expanding by 7.3% in 2013 compared to the 6.3% growth in 2012.
The country achieved this high growth in 2013 amidst a challenging domestic and external economic environment.
The stable macro-economic conditions that prevailed in the country, with relatively low inflation and interest rates with a stable exchange rate impacted positively on growth.
Port activities showed a turnaround, despite the challenging global environment.