Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS02)
Publication date: 2021-08-09
Reporting period: 2002 - 2020
Timeseries: 177 million
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Sri Lanka | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020

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Commodity Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Sri Lanka World Exports Value (US$) 7 121 490 779.00 8 304 051 802.00 10 011 281 529.00 9 369 784 036.00 10 004 878 922.00 11 295 485 897.00 10 439 729 662.00 10 545 893 296.00 11 741 036 786.00 10 706 858 044.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) -12.906 16.605 20.558 -6.407 6.778 12.899 -7.576 1.016 11.332
Imports Value (US$) 9 431 850 987.00 12 353 707 838.00 19 696 479 835.00 17 884 922 005.00 17 930 809 142.00 19 244 461 188.00 18 967 230 642.00 19 500 757 049.00 21 316 199 950.00 15 607 090 046.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) -30.796 30.978 59.437 -9.197 0.256 7.326 -1.44 2.812 9.309

The value of merchandise exports from Sri Lanka totalled $ 10.7 billion in 2020. (the value of merchandise exports from Sri Lanka amounted to $ in 2019)

Sri Lanka's exports 2020 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Sri Lanka in 2020:

  • USA with a share of 24% (2.65 billion US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 8.92% (956 million US$)
  • India with a share of 6.11% (654 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 5.71% (611 million US$)
  • Italy with a share of 4.45% (477 million US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 2.92% (313 million US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 2.87% (307 million US$)
  • China with a share of 2.35% (252 million US$)
  • Canada with a share of 2.11% (226 million US$)
  • Turkey with a share of 2.1% (224 million US$)

Exports structure from Sri Lanka in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 23% (2.54 billion US$): 61 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted
  • 15.3% (1.64 billion US$): 09 - Coffee, tea, matT and spices
  • 14.7% (1.58 billion US$): 62 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted
  • 8.13% (870 million US$): 40 - Rubber and articles thereof
  • 2.78% (298 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 2.55% (273 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 2.18% (234 million US$): 63 - Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags
  • 1.89% (203 million US$): 03 - Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
  • 1.83% (196 million US$): 53 - Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn
  • 1.79% (192 million US$): 20 - Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants

What did Sri Lanka export in 2020?

Sri Lanka's Top Exports in 2020:

  • 12.4% ($1.32 billion): 0902 - Tea, whether or not flavoured.
  • 4.68% ($501 million): 6212 - BrassiFres, girdles, corsets, braces, suspenders, garters and similar articles and parts thereof, whether or not knitted or crocheted.
  • 4.63% ($496 million): 6108 - Women's or girls' slips, petticoats, briefs, panties, nightdresses, pyjamas, nTgligTs, bathrobes, dressing gowns and similar articles, knitted or crocheted.
  • 4.05% ($434 million): 6204 - Women's or girls' suits, ensembles, jackets, blazers, dresses, skirts, divided skirts, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear).
  • 4.01% ($430 million): 6104 - Women's or girls' suits, ensembles, jackets, blazers, dresses, skirts, divided skirts, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear), knitted or crocheted.
  • 3.77% ($404 million): 6109 - T-shirts, singlets and other vests, knitted or crocheted.
  • 3% ($321 million): 6116 - Gloves, mittens and mitts, knitted or crocheted.
  • 2.77% ($297 million): 4012 - Retreaded or used pneumatic tyres of rubber; solid or cushion tyres, tyre treads and tyre flaps, of rubber.
  • 2.76% ($295 million): 6203 - Men's or boys' suits, ensembles, jackets, blazers, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear).
  • 2.6% ($279 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.

The value of merchandise imports to Sri Lanka totalled $ 15.6 billion in 2020. (the value of merchandise imports to Sri Lanka was equal to $ in 2019)

Sri Lanka's imports 2020 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Sri Lanka in 2020:

  • China with a share of 22% (3.58 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 19.2% (3 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 5.69% (888 million US$)
  • Malaysia with a share of 4.06% (634 million US$)
  • Singapore with a share of 3.95% (617 million US$)
  • Japan with a share of 3.39% (529 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 3.18% (496 million US$)
  • Thailand with a share of 2.35% (366 million US$)
  • Indonesia with a share of 2.11% (330 million US$)
  • Pakistan with a share of 2.08% (324 million US$)

Imports structure to Sri Lanka in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 13.4% (2.09 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 8.05% (1.25 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 8.02% (1.25 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 4.88% (762 million US$): 60 - Knitted or crocheted fabrics
  • 3.94% (616 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 3.86% (603 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.48% (544 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 3.24% (506 million US$): 52 - Cotton
  • 3.17% (496 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 2.53% (396 million US$): 10 - Cereals

What did Sri Lanka import in 2020?

Sri Lanka's Top Imports in 2020:

  • 7.46% ($1.16 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 2.68% ($419 million): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 2.59% ($404 million): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 2.52% ($393 million): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras.
  • 2.5% ($391 million): 6006 - Other knitted or crocheted fabrics.
  • 2.34% ($366 million): 1001 - Wheat and meslin.
  • 2.07% ($323 million): 6004 - Knitted or crocheted fabrics of a width exceeding 30 cm, containing by weight 5 % or more of elastomeric yarn or rubber thread, other than those of heading 60.01.
  • 2.02% ($316 million): 0402 - Milk and cream, concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
  • 2.02% ($315 million): 2523 - Portland cement, aluminous cement, slag cement, supersulphate cement and similar hydraulic cements, whether or not coloured or in the form of clinkers.
  • 1.77% ($276 million): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.

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Sri Lanka | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020