Driving growth-bridging deficits – outlook 2021 report of Ceylon Chamber

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The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce launched its annual Outlook Report for 2021, at the Economy and Sector Review and Outlook 2021 webinar recently.

The Outlook 2021 report published by the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) explores the macroeconomic and sector outlook for the year ahead.

The theme for the report is Driving Growth- Bridging Deficits. The sectors covered include Apparel, Tourism, FMCG, Consumer Durables, Construction, Agriculture, Plantations, Fisheries, Dairy, Pharmaceutical, IT/BPM, Electronics and Electrical Sectors and Logistics.

The sector coverage is compiled after interviews with sector experts and analysis of sector data. The report provides a review of the performance of the global and local economy and the above-mentioned sectors and perspectives on the outlook ahead.

Presenting the Outlook 2021, Chamber Chief Economist Mr. Shiran Fernando highlighted that Sri Lanka will stage a recovery in growth in 2021 driven key industrial sector, improvement in domestic consumption and resurgence in the service sector.

The low interest rate environment would be a key feature in the first half of 2021. It was also identified that some of the macro trends will be a key driver in the sector performances as well.

Prior to the presentation and launch of the Outlook report, Ms. Aayushi Chaudhary Economist, India and Sri Lanka HSBC Securities and Capital Markets India presented on the global and regional economic performance.

The two presenters then joined a panel discussion comprising Mr. Amal Cabraal who is presently Chairman and Non-Executive Director of multiple companies, Dr. Chandranath Amarasekara Director of Economic Research, Central Bank of Sri Lanka and Ms. Lakshini Fernando, Macro Economist and Co-Head- Research, Asia Securities. The panel discussion was moderated by Mr. Manjula de Silva CEO and Secretary General, CCC.

To purchase a copy of the report, click here to order online. You may also call 0115588883, or email saumya@chamber.lk, eiu@chamber.lk. It can also be purchased under the ‘publications’ tab on www.chamber.lk.