Imports to Sri Lanka grew by 27.5 percent year-on-year to USD 1,764.6 million in November 2021, lifted by intermediate goods (24.3 percent), mainly fuel (78 percent); and capital goods (40.2 percent) on account of machinery and equipment (23.4 percent) and building material (53.4 percent). Also, arrivals of consumer goods gained 19.7 percent. source: Central Bank of Sri Lanka

Imports in Sri Lanka averaged 1252.01 USD Million from 2001 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 2048.50 USD Million in December of 2017 and a record low of 408 USD Million in February of 2002. This page provides the latest reported value for - Sri Lanka Imports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Sri Lanka Imports - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on January of 2022.

Imports in Sri Lanka is expected to be 1800.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Sri Lanka Imports is projected to trend around 1950.00 USD Million in 2022 and 2500.00 USD Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Sri Lanka Imports


Sri Lanka Imports
Sri Lanka imports petroleum, textile fabrics, foodstuffs and machinery and transportation equipment. Main import partners are India, China, Iran and Singapore.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1694.00 1526.00 2048.50 408.00 2001 - 2021 USD Million Monthly

Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade -553.00 -494.70 USD Million Nov/21
Current Account -740.80 -990.17 USD Million Sep/21
Current Account to GDP -1.30 -2.20 percent of GDP Dec/20
Exports 1211.50 1199.60 USD Million Dec/21
Imports 1694.00 1526.00 USD Million Oct/21
External Debt 51117.43 50438.48 USD Million Sep/21
Terms of Trade 117.56 92.22 points Oct/21
Tourism Revenues 31.00 18.00 USD Million Oct/21
Foreign Direct Investment 178.16 173.51 USD Million Sep/21
Remittances 446.60 453.30 USD Million Aug/21


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