Exports from Sri Lanka rose 4.1 percent year-on-year to USD 980 million in November 2018, boosted by shipments of industrial products (10.4%), namely textiles and garments (10.7%) primarily to the USA; petroleum products (28.8%) and machinery and mechanical appliances (32.3%). In contrast, those of agricultural goods went down (-16.2%), mostly tea (-18.8%); spices (-17.7%) and coconut (-20.5%) Exports in Sri Lanka averaged 737.52 USD Million from 2003 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 1108 USD Million in March of 2018 and a record low of 304.80 USD Million in April of 2003.

Exports in Sri Lanka is expected to be 950.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Exports in Sri Lanka to stand at 850.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Sri Lanka Exports is projected to trend around 910.00 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Sri Lanka Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -785.00 -903.40 -50.10 -1100.70 USD Million [+]
Current Account -462.00 -1086.00 255.28 -1695.29 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.60 -2.10 -0.40 -19.30 percent [+]
Exports 979.60 979.10 1108.00 304.80 USD Million [+]
Imports 1764.60 1882.50 2048.00 408.00 USD Million [+]
External Debt 53177.39 53487.28 53487.28 37098.10 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 115.52 115.09 161.24 74.50 Index Points [+]
Tourist Arrivals 244239.00 253169.00 253169.00 5536.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 19.90 19.90 23.10 3.63 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 4.05 2.91 7.13 2.91 [+]
Tourism Revenues 371.60 404.00 453.50 19.30 USD Million [+]
Remittances 534.20 619.30 729.35 241.34 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 719.00 352.00 964.00 20.00 USD Million [+]

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Sri Lanka Exports

Sri Lanka exports mostly textiles and garments (52% 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. This page provides the latest reported value for - Sri Lanka Exports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Sri Lanka Exports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
979.60 979.10 1108.00 304.80 2003 - 2018 USD Million Monthly




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