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Sri Lanka Trade

Latest trade data available from various sources.
Sri Lanka monthly trade data

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR Sri Lanka

Overall Exports and Imports for Sri Lanka 2017

  • The total value of exports (FOB) is US$ 11,741 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) is US$ 21,316 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 3,121 products are exported to 198 countries and 4,246 products are imported from 195 countries.

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level 2017

The top five exported HS 6 digit level products to world by Sri Lanka along with trade value are:

  • Sri Lanka exported Black tea (fermented) and partly fermented tea, , worth US$ 815,416.04 million.
  • Sri Lanka exported Black tea (fermented) and partly fermented tea , worth US$ 647,449.98 million.
  • Sri Lanka exported Brassieres , worth US$ 589,273.98 million.
  • Sri Lanka exported Solid... tyres, interchangeable tyre treads and , worth US$ 329,073.71 million.
  • Sri Lanka exported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 294,578.22 million.

The top five imported HS 6 digit level products from world by Sri Lanka along with trade value are

  • Sri Lanka imported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 2,090,490.05 million.
  • Sri Lanka imported Gold in unwrought forms non-monetary , worth US$ 649,835.13 million.
  • Sri Lanka imported Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminou , worth US$ 602,845.54 million.
  • Sri Lanka imported Transmission apparatus, for radioteleph incorpo , worth US$ 445,072.89 million.
  • Sri Lanka imported Semi-fin prod,i/nas,rect/sq cross-sect cntg by , worth US$ 355,454.32 million.

Sri Lanka top 5 Export and Import partners 2017

The top five countries to which Sri Lanka exported 2017 along with the partner share in percentage are:

  1. Sri Lanka exports to United States worth US$ 2,920 million, with a partner share of 24.87 percent.
  2. Sri Lanka exports to United Kingdom worth US$ 1,043 million, with a partner share of 8.88 percent.
  3. Sri Lanka exports to India worth US$ 790 million, with a partner share of 6.72 percent.
  4. Sri Lanka exports to Germany worth US$ 547 million, with a partner share of 4.66 percent.
  5. Sri Lanka exports to Italy worth US$ 532 million, with a partner share of 4.53 percent.

The top five countries to which Sri Lanka imported goods 2017 along with the share in percentage are

  1. Sri Lanka imports from India worth US$ 4,494 million, with a partner share of 21.08 percent.
  2. Sri Lanka imports from China worth US$ 4,189 million, with a partner share of 19.65 percent.
  3. Sri Lanka imports from United Arab Emirates worth US$ 1,564 million, with a partner share of 7.34 percent.
  4. Sri Lanka imports from Singapore worth US$ 1,292 million, with a partner share of 6.06 percent.
  5. Sri Lanka imports from Japan worth US$ 1,038 million, with a partner share of 4.87 percent.

Sri Lanka Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2017

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2017 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import.


Tariff and Trade Barriers

Tariffs 2017

Tariffs imposed by Sri Lanka in 2017 are below.

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product is 3,000.
  • The simple average tariff across all products is 10.35.
  • The trade weighted average tariff is 8.72.
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars are 12,966,315.92 and duty free tariff line items share is 54.02.

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index (OTRI) 2009

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  • Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - Applied Tariff for the year 2009 is 0.07.
  • Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - MFN Tariff for the year 2009 is 0.08.

Non-Tariff Measures (NTM)

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  • No Of NTM Measures is 38.
  • No Of NTM Affected Products (HS 6 Digit) is 5,052.

Temporary Trade Barriers Database (TTDB) .

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  • Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Simple Average for the year is not available.
  • Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Weighted Average for the year is not available.

Sri Lanka World Development Indicators (WDI) 2018

Key Development Indicators of Sri Lanka in 2018 are below

WDI

Sri Lanka Doing Business 2019

  • The ease of doing business rank for Sri Lanka is 99.
  • The trade across border rank is 96.
Doing Business

Sri Lanka Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA), 2015

  • The CPIA Trade Ratings for 2015 is 3.50.
CPIA

Sri LankaLogistics Performance Index (LPI)

  • The LPI score for Sri Lanka in is not available.
  • The LPI rank is not available.
LPI

Sri Lanka Services Service Policy Restrictive Database (SPRD)

  • Services Trade Restrictions Index (Over All) for Sri Lanka is 38.20.
SPRD