This page displays a table with Sri Lanka Imports By Category in U.S. dollars, according to the United Nations COMTRADE database on international trade.



Sri Lanka Imports By Category Value Year
Mineral fuels, oils, distillation products $3.40B 2021
Machinery, nuclear reactors, boilers $1.83B 2021
Electrical, electronic equipment $1.73B 2021
Knitted or crocheted fabric $1.12B 2021
Iron and steel $1.09B 2021
Plastics $911.03M 2021
Pharmaceutical products $814.94M 2021
Cotton $688.78M 2021
Rubbers $544.81M 2021
Cereals $528.07M 2021
Paper and paperboard, articles of pulp, paper and board $486.81M 2021
Vehicles other than railway, tramway $451.54M 2021
Manmade staple fibers $428.72M 2021
Manmade filaments $424.53M 2021
Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers $406.93M 2021
Salt, sulphur, earth, stone, plaster, lime and cement $377.39M 2021
Miscellaneous chemical products $370.12M 2021
Articles of iron or steel $360.64M 2021
Dairy products, eggs, honey, edible products $341.19M 2021
Optical, photo, technical, medical apparatus $338.39M 2021
Animal, vegetable fats and oils, cleavage products $328.24M 2021
Organic chemicals $309.78M 2021
Sugars and sugar confectionery $306.04M 2021
Special woven or tufted fabric, lace, tapestry $290.17M 2021
Residues, wastes of food industry, animal fodder $248.42M 2021
Inorganic chemicals, precious metal compound, isotope $201.68M 2021
Tanning, dyeing extracts, tannins, derivatives, pigments $194.68M 2021
Aluminum $172.76M 2021
Fertilizers $169.37M 2021
Coffee, tea, mate and spices $155.20M 2021
Pearls, precious stones, metals, coins $153.49M 2021
Copper $146.59M 2021
Articles of apparel, not knit or crocheted $113.93M 2021
Fish, crustaceans, molluscs, aquatics invertebrates $106.20M 2021
Impregnated, coated or laminated textile fabric $104.25M 2021
Railway, tramway locomotives, rolling stock, equipment $98.20M 2021
Miscellaneous edible preparations $94.82M 2021
Miscellanneous manufactured articles $94.13M 2021
Wood and articles of wood, wood charcoal $93.00M 2021
Miscellaneous articles of base metal $91.75M 2021
Essential oils, perfumes, cosmetics, toileteries $80.91M 2021
Soaps, lubricants, waxes, candles, modelling pastes $79.72M 2021
Furniture, lighting signs, prefabricated buildings $77.82M 2021
Wadding, felt, nonwovens, yarns, twine, cordage $76.45M 2021
Articles of apparel, knit or crocheted $74.12M 2021
Cereal, flour, starch, milk preparations and products $67.65M 2021
Glass and glassware $67.13M 2021
Edible fruits, nuts, peel of citrus fruit, melons $63.02M 2021
Tobacco and manufactures tobacco substitutes $58.51M 2021
Tools, implements, cutlery of base metal $54.64M 2021
Stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials $42.81M 2021
Albuminoids, modified starches, glues, enzymes $42.57M 2021
Printed books, newspapers, pictures $42.47M 2021
Other made textile articles, sets, worn clothing $40.49M 2021
Toys, games, sports requisites $36.27M 2021
Aircraft, spacecraft $36.20M 2021
Ceramic products $29.78M 2021
Oil seed, oleagic fruits, grain, seed, fruits $29.72M 2021
Vegetable textile fibers not specified elsewhere, paper yarn, woven fabric $28.10M 2021
Meat, fish and seafood preparations $27.11M 2021
Milling products, malt, starches, inlin, wheat gluten $26.38M 2021
Clocks and watches $25.65M 2021
Beverages, spirits and vinegar $24.57M 2021
Cocoa and cocoa preparations $23.15M 2021
Silk $22.09M 2021
Lead $21.35M 2021
Footwear, gaiters and the like, $19.63M 2021
Zinc $17.50M 2021
Vegetable, fruit, nut food preparations $17.42M 2021
Wool, animal hair, horsehair yarn and fabric $13.77M 2021
Photographic or cinematographic goods $13.32M 2021
Vegetable plaiting materials, vegetable products $12.53M 2021
Ships, boats, and other floating structures $11.06M 2021
Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather $9.74M 2021
Pulp of wood, fibrous cellulosic material, waste $7.71M 2021
Carpets and other textile floor coverings $7.45M 2021
Articles of leather, animal gut, harness, travel good $7.39M 2021
Ores slag and ash $5.31M 2021
Live animals $5.23M 2021
Products of animal origin $5.21M 2021
Lac, gums, resins $4.51M 2021
Musical instruments, parts and accessories $3.93M 2021
Meat and edible meat offal $3.49M 2021
Headgear and $3.25M 2021
Umbrellas, walking-sticks, seat-sticks, whips $2.40M 2021
Tin $2.16M 2021
Base metals not specified elsewhere, cermets. $1.75M 2021
Live trees, plants, bulbs, roots, cut flowers $1.26M 2021
Bird skin, feathers, artificial flowers, human hair $824.86K 2021
Furskins and artificial fur, manufactures $790.73K 2021
Arms and ammunition, parts and accessories $752.61K 2021
Manufacturers of plaiting material, basketwork $452.44K 2021
Explosives, pyrotechnics, matches, pyrophorics $362.63K 2021
Nickel $346.61K 2021
Cork and articles of cork $182.42K 2021
Commodities not specified according to kind $174.37K 2021
Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques $84.01K 2021




Sri Lanka Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -729.00 -762.00 110.30 -1100.65 USD Million [+]
Current Account -1139.47 -766.32 449.76 -1695.29 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -1.30 -2.20 -0.40 -19.30 percent of GDP [+]
Imports 1669.00 1819.00 2241.00 407.56 USD Million [+]
Exports 969.80 1057.00 1211.50 251.30 USD Million [+]
External Debt 50724.21 51117.43 55915.96 37098.10 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 86.63 100.47 161.24 74.50 points [+]
Tourist Arrivals 30207.00 62980.00 253169.00 0.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 6.70 6.70 23.10 3.63 Tonnes [+]
Remittances 204.90 259.20 812.70 204.90 USD Million [+]
Terrorism Index 6.07 3.57 7.13 2.91 [+]
Tourism Revenues 173.60 148.10 475.20 0.50 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 178.75 178.16 961.38 20.00 USD Million [+]