Sri Lanka Trade at a Glance : Most Recent Values

Latest trade data available from various sources.

Please note: The data from various sources are not from the same year.
Sri Lanka monthly trade data

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 10,546
No. Of products 3,097
No. Of partners 193
Imports (in US$ Mil) 19,501
No. Of products 4,275
No. Of partners 198

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.10
Index of export market penetration5.18
World Growth-4.43
Country Growth-4.24

Service Indicators 2016

Service imports (BoP, current US$)...
Service exports (BoP, current US$)...
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)29.08
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)21.44

Sri Lanka top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
United States2,810 26.65
United Kingdom1,045 9.91
India753 7.14
Germany510 4.83
Italy429 4.07
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
China4,271 21.90
India3,825 19.61
United Arab Emirates1,067 5.47
Singapore1,030 5.28
Japan950 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 materials596 5.65 1,615 8.28 7.20
Intermediate goods1,081 10.25 7,766 39.83 2.96
Consumer goods8,372 79.39 5,683 29.14 7.44
Capital goods498 4.72 4,437 22.75 2.39

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Black tea (fermented ...644,097.94
Black tea (fermented ...563,867.55
Solid... tyres, inte ...318,962.50
T-shirts, singlets, ...298,926.59
Petroleum oils, etc, ...1,449,639.20
Petroleum oils and o ...488,601.58
Gold in unwrought fo ...374,804.30
Other medicaments of ...374,032.06
Weft knits or croche ...344,422.89

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Sri Lanka

Tariffs 2015

No. Of Tariff Agreement 10
Simple Average (%) 7.87
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 10,127,318.74
Maximum Rate (%) 125
Weighted Average (%) 4.43
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 50.75

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)

2016 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)81,322
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)3,780.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)-6,208.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)-7.63

Doing Business

2018 Doing Business »
Ease of Doing Business Rank111
Trading Across Borders Rank86

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

2015 CPIA »
CPIA Trade Ratings3.50

Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

LPI Score...
LPI Rank...