Sri Lanka Trade

Latest trade data available from various sources.

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Sri Lanka monthly trade data

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 11,741
No. Of products 3,121
No. Of partners 198
Imports (in US$ Mil) 21,316
No. Of products 4,246
No. Of partners 195

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.08
Index of export market penetration6.00
World Growth5.68
Country Growth3.72

Service Indicators 2019

Service imports (BoP, current US$)4,624,910,000.00
Service exports (BoP, current US$)7,474,310,219.98
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)29.25
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)23.13

Sri Lanka top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
United States2,920 24.87
United Kingdom1,043 8.88
India790 6.72
Germany547 4.66
Italy532 4.53
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
India4,494 21.08
China4,189 19.65
United Arab Emirates1,564 7.34
Singapore1,292 6.06
Japan1,038 4.87

Sri Lanka Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials675 5.75 1,916 8.99 8.95
Intermediate goods1,176 10.02 8,141 38.19 7.41
Consumer goods9,074 77.28 6,577 30.85 15.74
Capital goods778 6.63 4,485 21.04 3.42

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Black tea (fermented ...815,416.04
Black tea (fermented ...647,449.98
Solid... tyres, inte ...329,073.71
Petroleum oils, etc, ...294,578.22
Petroleum oils, etc, ...2,090,490.05
Gold in unwrought fo ...649,835.13
Petroleum oils and o ...602,845.54
Transmission apparat ...445,072.89
Semi-fin prod,i/nas, ...355,454.32

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Sri Lanka

Tariffs 2017

No. Of Tariff Agreement 10
Simple Average (%) 10.35
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 12,966,315.92
Maximum Rate (%) 3,000
Weighted Average (%) 8.72
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 54.02

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index (OTRI) 2009

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - MFN Tariff (2009)0.08
Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - Applied Tariff (2009)0.07

Services Service Policy Restrictive Database (SPRD)

Services Trade Restrictions Index - Over All38.20

Non-Tariff Measures (NTM) 2012

No Of NTM Measures (2012)38
No Of NTM Affected Products (HS 6 Digit) (2012)5,052

Temporary Trade Barriers Database (TTDB)

Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Simple Average...
Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Weighted Average...

World Development Indicators (WDI)

2019 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)83,976
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)4,010.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)-5,143.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)-6.12

Doing Business

2019 Doing Business »
Ease of Doing Business Rank99
Trading Across Borders Rank96

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

2015 CPIA »
CPIA Trade Ratings3.50

Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

LPI Score...
LPI Rank...