Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS)
Publication date: 2022-11-14
Reporting period: 2002 - 2021
Timeseries: 194 million
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Sri Lanka | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2010 - 2021

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TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIESSri LankaWorldExportsValue (US$)8,304,051,802.0010,011,281,529.009,369,784,036.0010,004,878,922.0011,295,485,897.0010,439,729,662.0010,545,893,296.0011,741,036,786.0010,706,858,044.3213,331,248,583.32
Value Growth, YoY (%)16.6020.55-6.406.7712.89-7.571.0111.3324.51
ImportsValue (US$)12,353,707,838.0019,696,479,835.0017,884,922,005.0017,930,809,142.0019,244,461,188.0018,967,230,642.0019,500,757,049.0021,316,199,950.0015,607,090,046.6021,501,894,170.16
Value Growth, YoY (%)30.9759.43-9.190.257.32-1.442.819.3037.77

The value of merchandise exports from Sri Lanka totalled $ 13.3 billion in 2021. Merchandise exports from Sri Lanka increased by 24% compared to 2020. Goods exports grew up by $ 2.62 billion in 2021 (the value of merchandise exports from Sri Lanka amounted to $10.7 billion in 2020)

Sri Lanka's exports 2021 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Sri Lanka in 2021:

  • USA with a share of 24% (3.29 billion US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 7.52% (1 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 6.68% (891 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 6.08% (811 million US$)
  • Italy with a share of 4.67% (622 million US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 3.42% (457 million US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 2.69% (358 million US$)
  • Canada with a share of 2.52% (336 million US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 2.35% (313 million US$)
  • China with a share of 2.29% (306 million US$)

Exports structure from Sri Lanka in 2021 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 25% (3.33 billion US$): 61 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted
  • 14.8% (1.97 billion US$): 62 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted
  • 13.7% (1.82 billion US$): 09 - Coffee, tea, matT and spices
  • 8.8% (1.17 billion US$): 40 - Rubber and articles thereof
  • 2.74% (366 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 2.59% (345 million US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 2.37% (317 million US$): 03 - Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
  • 1.9% (253 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 1.82% (243 million US$): 20 - Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants
  • 1.77% (237 million US$): 53 - Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn

What did Sri Lanka export in 2021?

Sri Lanka's Top Exports in 2021:

  • 10.4% ($1.39 billion): 0902 - Tea, whether or not flavoured
  • 5.17% ($690 million): 6212 - BrassiFres, girdles, corsets, braces, suspenders, garters and similar articles and parts thereof, whether or not knitted or crocheted
  • 5.06% ($675 million): 6108 - Women's or girls' slips, petticoats, briefs, panties, nightdresses, pyjamas, nTgligTs, bathrobes, dressing gowns and similar articles, knitted or crocheted.
  • 4.17% ($557 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.
  • 4.06% ($541 million): 6109 - T-shirts, singlets and other vests, knitted or crocheted.
  • 3.68% ($491 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)
  • 3.29% ($438 million): 4012 - Retreaded or used pneumatic tyres of rubber; solid or cushion tyres, tyre treads and tyre flaps, of rubber
  • 3.03% ($404 million): 6116 - Gloves, mittens and mitts, knitted or crocheted
  • 2.94% ($393 million): 6203 - Men's or boys' suits, ensembles, jackets, blazers, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear).
  • 2.93% ($391 million): 4015 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories (including gloves, mittens and mitts), for all purposes, of vulcanised rubber other than hard rubber

The value of merchandise imports to Sri Lanka totalled $ 21 billion in 2021. Merchandise imports to Sri Lanka increased by 37% compared to 2020. Goods imports grew up by $ 5.89 billion in 2021 (the value of merchandise imports to Sri Lanka was equal to $15.6 billion in 2020)

Sri Lanka's imports 2021 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Sri Lanka in 2021:

  • China with a share of 23% (5.09 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 22% (4.74 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 6.55% (1.4 billion US$)
  • Malaysia with a share of 3.83% (825 million US$)
  • Singapore with a share of 3.6% (775 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 2.63% (566 million US$)
  • Indonesia with a share of 2.24% (483 million US$)
  • Other Asia, nes with a share of 2.23% (481 million US$)
  • Japan with a share of 2.08% (448 million US$)
  • Vietnam with a share of 1.98% (426 million US$)

Imports structure to Sri Lanka in 2021 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 15.8% (3.4 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 8.52% (1.83 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 8.04% (1.72 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 5.21% (1.12 billion US$): 60 - Knitted or crocheted fabrics
  • 5.07% (1.09 billion US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 4.23% (911 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 3.79% (814 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 3.2% (688 million US$): 52 - Cotton
  • 2.53% (544 million US$): 40 - Rubber and articles thereof
  • 2.45% (528 million US$): 10 - Cereals

What did Sri Lanka import in 2021?

Sri Lanka's Top Imports in 2021:

  • 9.91% ($2.13 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils from bituminous minerals, not crude; preparations n.e.c. containing by weight 70% or more of petroleum oils or oils from bituminous minerals; these being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils
  • 3% ($645 million): 8517 - Electrical apparatus for line telephony or line telegraphy, including line telephone sets with cordless handsets and telecommunication apparatus for carrier-current line systems or for digital line systems; videophones
  • 2.67% ($576 million): 6006 - Other knitted or crocheted fabrics
  • 2.39% ($515 million): 7207 - Semi-finished products of iron or non-alloy steel
  • 2.27% ($489 million): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude
  • 2.2% ($475 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
  • 2.01% ($433 million): 1001 - Wheat and meslin.
  • 1.95% ($420 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
  • 1.72% ($371 million): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons
  • 1.7% ($367 million): 3002 - Human blood; animal blood for therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic uses; antisera, other blood fractions, immunological products, modified or obtained by biotechnological processes; vaccines, toxins, cultures of micro-organisms (excluding yeasts) etc

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Sri Lanka | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2010 - 2021