Sri Lanka Balance of Trade  2003-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Sri Lanka trade deficit widened 5.3 percent year-on-year to USD 871 million in March of 2018 from USD 827.5 million a year earlier. It was the lowest trade gap since October 2017, as exports advanced 6.3 percent to USD 1108 million from USD 1042 million, while imports rose 5.9 percent to USD 1979 million from USD 1869 million. Balance of Trade in Sri Lanka averaged -506.79 USD Million from 2003 until 2018, reaching an all time high of -50.10 USD Million in May of 2003 and a record low of -1100.70 USD Million in November of 2011.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-14 10:00 AM Balance of Trade $-1049M $-1029M $ -904.2M
2018-04-12 10:10 AM Balance of Trade $-1062M $-1049M $ -1154M
2018-05-14 09:00 AM Balance of Trade $-871M $-1062M $ -969M
2018-06-11 10:10 AM Balance of Trade $-871M $ -917M
2018-07-12 09:45 AM Balance of Trade $ -907.4M
2018-08-11 10:25 AM Balance of Trade $ -898.5M


Sri Lanka Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -871.00 -1062.00 -50.10 -1100.70 USD Million [+]
Exports 1108.00 916.00 1108.00 304.80 USD Million [+]
Imports 1979.00 1978.00 2048.00 408.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -1104.00 -186.00 255.28 -1695.29 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.60 -2.10 -0.40 -19.30 percent [+]
External Debt 51909.32 50202.34 51909.32 37098.10 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 109.90 86.85 161.24 74.50 Index Points [+]
Tourist Arrivals 180429.00 233382.00 244536.00 5536.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 22.20 22.25 23.10 3.63 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 2.91 3.49 7.13 2.91 [+]
Tourism Revenues 432.80 437.00 453.50 19.30 USD Million [+]
Remittances 579.53 729.35 729.35 241.34 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 964.00 46.00 964.00 20.00 USD Million [+]

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Sri Lanka Balance of Trade

Sri Lanka exports mostly textiles and garments (40% of total exports) and tea (17%). Others include: spices, gems, coconut products, rubber and fish. Main export partners are United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium and Italy. Sri Lanka imports petroleum, textile fabrics, foodstuffes and machinery and transportation equipment. Main import partners are India, China, Iran and Singapore. This page provides the latest reported value for - Sri Lanka Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Sri Lanka Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-871.00 -1062.00 -50.10 -1100.70 2003 - 2018 USD Million Monthly




balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia 1527.00 Mar/18
Brazil 6140.00 Apr/18
Canada -4139.60 Mar/18
China 287.80 Apr/18
Euro Area 26932.60 Mar/18
France -5258.00 Mar/18
Germany 25187.00 Mar/18
India -13720.00 Apr/18
Indonesia -1629.30 Apr/18
Italy 4531.06 Mar/18
Japan 625.98 Apr/18
Mexico 1917.55 Mar/18
Netherlands 5280.00 Mar/18
Russia 15001.00 Mar/18
South Korea 6611.00 Apr/18
Spain -830631.00 Mar/18
Switzerland 2315.30 Mar/18
Turkey -5855.00 Mar/18
United Kingdom -3091.00 Mar/18
United States -48956.00 Mar/18


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