Sri Lanka Balance of Trade  2003-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Sri Lanka's trade deficit decreased to $645 million in September of 2016 compared to $733 million a year ago. Exports increased 5.7 percent for the second consecutive month and hitting its highest level since March. In contrast, imports fell 2.5 percent. In the first nine months of the year, trade deficit remained marginally unchanged at $6,183 million, as exports declined 3 percent and imports went down 1.7 percent. Balance of Trade in Sri Lanka averaged -469.47 USD Million from 2003 until 2016, 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.

Sri Lanka Balance of Trade
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-09-09 12:00 PM Jul $-542M $-779M $ -700.8M
2016-10-14 09:10 AM Aug $-783M $-542M $-675M
2016-11-11 09:25 AM Sep $-645M $-783M $ -722.5M
2016-12-14 10:00 AM Oct $-645M $ -662.1M
2017-04-12 08:40 AM Jan
2017-06-07 01:50 PM Feb




Sri Lanka Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -645.00 -783.00 -50.10 -1100.70 USD Million [+]
Exports 898.00 866.00 1070.10 304.80 USD Million [+]
Imports 1543.00 1649.00 1986.41 408.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -713.00 -81.00 255.28 -1695.29 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.40 -2.50 -0.40 -19.30 percent [+]
External Debt 3671100.00 3584617.00 3671100.00 70173.30 LKR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 100.90 111.00 161.24 74.50 Index Points [+]
Tourist Arrivals 167217.00 150419.00 209351.00 5536.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 22.27 22.45 23.10 3.63 Tonnes [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 112.00 104.00 388.00 20.00 USD Million [+]
Remittances 577.88 618.29 708.84 241.34 USD Million [+]
Terrorism Index 3.49 4.08 7.13 3.49 [+]
Tourism Revenues 249.31 246.12 346.98 19.31 USD Million [+]



Sri Lanka Balance of Trade Notes

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 December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-645.00 -783.00 -50.10 -1100.70 2003 - 2016 USD Million Monthly



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