Top Sri Lanka Exports 2016
Sri Lanka shipped US$10.5 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2016, up by 12.6% since 2012 and up by 1% from 2015 to 2016.
Top 10 Sri Lankan Exports to the US

Sri Lanka's exports to America amounted to
$2.8 billion or 26.6% of its overall exports.

  1. Knit or crochet clothing: $1.2 billion
  2. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $875.2 million
  3. Rubber: $247 million
  4. Cocoa: $62.9 million
  5. Fish: $60.1 million
  6. Machinery: $32.5 million
  7. Gems, precious metals: $29.4 million
  8. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $29.4 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $25.2 million
10. Plastics: $20.8 million
Top 10 Sri Lankan Exports to the UK

Sri Lanka's exports to United Kingdom amounted to $1 billion or 9.9% of its overall exports.

  1. Knit or crochet clothing: $433.8 million
  2. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $391.2 million
  3. Rubber: $29.1 million
  4. Other textiles, worn clothing: $23.1 million
  5. Footwear: $15.5 million
  6. Cocoa: $14.2 million
  7. Vegetable/fruit preparations: $13.5 million
  8. Paper yarn, woven fabric: $10 million
  9. Felt, yarn, twine, cordage: $9.2 million
10. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $8.8 million
Top 10 Sri Lankan Exports to India

Sri Lanka's exports to India amounted to
$753.5 million or 7.1% of its overall exports.

  1. Arms, ammunition: $94.8 million
  2. Cocoa: $69.6 million
  3. Food waste, animal fodder: $53.6 million
  4. Vehicles: $41.5 million
  5. Fruits, nuts: $36.2 million
  6. Knitted or crocheted fabric: $35.1 million
  7. Ships, boats: $33.9 million
  8. Electronic equipment: $33.2 million
  9. Woodpulp: $30.1 million
10. Furniture, lighting, signs: $25.8 million
Top 10 Sri Lankan Exports to Germany

Sri Lanka's exports to Germany amounted to
$509.9 million or 4.8% of its overall exports.

  1. Knit or crochet clothing: $111.9 million
  2. Rubber: $96.1 million
  3. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $82.2 million
  4. Cocoa: $43.7 million
  5. Machinery: $17.6 million
  6. Toys, games: $15.8 million
  7. Leather, animal gut articles: $14.6 million
  8. Electronic equipment: $13.4 million
  9. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $11.5 million
10. Tobacco: $11 million
Top 10 Sri Lankan Exports to Italy

Sri Lanka's exports to Italy amounted to
$428.9 million or 4.1% of its overall exports.

  1. Knit or crochet clothing: $229.1 million
  2. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $120.4 million
  3. Rubber: $34.8 million
  4. Tobacco: $8.9 million
  5. Fish: $6.5 million
  6. Cocoa: $6 million
  7. Paper yarn, woven fabric: $3.3 million
  8. Stone, plaster, cement: $2.4 million
  9. Vegetable/fruit preparations: $2.3 million
10. Other chemical goods: $2.2 million
Top 10 Sri Lankan Exports to Belgium

Sri Lanka's exports to Belgium amounted to
$338.2 million or 3.2% of its overall exports.

  1. Knit or crochet clothing: $148.6 million
  2. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $55.6 million
  3. Tobacco: $46.2 million
  4. Rubber: $44.4 million
  5. Gems, precious metals: $20.3 million
  6. Cocoa: $11 million
  7. Aluminum: $2.1 million
  8. Other manufactured products: $1.9 million
  9. Fish: $1.2 million
10. Fruits, nuts: $1.1 million
Top 10 Sri Lankan Exports to the UAE

Sri Lanka's exports to United Arab Emirates were $292.9 million or 2.8% of its overall exports.

  1. Cocoa: $76.3 million
  2. Other food preparations: $42.3 million
  3. Knit or crochet clothing: $30.4 million
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $30.1 million
  5. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $17.4 million
  6. Aircraft, spacecraft: $13 million
  7. Fruits, nuts: $12.3 million
  8. Vegetables: $7.6 million
  9. Beverages: $6.5 million
10. Rubber: $5.8 million
Top 10 Sri Lankan Exports to China

Sri Lanka's exports to China amounted to
$215.5 million or 2% of its overall exports.

  1. Knit or crochet clothing: $33.1 million
  2. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $32.2 million
  3. Cocoa: $32.1 million
  4. Paper yarn, woven fabric: $20.7 million
  5. Footwear: $18.4 million
  6. Rubber: $14.6 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $13.1 million
  8. Ores, slag, ash: $7.7 million
  9. Aircraft, spacecraft: $7.2 million
10. Other chemical goods: $6.7 million
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Top 10 Sri Lankan Exports to Netherlands

Sri Lanka's exports to the Netherlands amounted to $208.3 million or 2% of its overall exports.

  1. Knit or crochet clothing: $47.3 million
  2. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $42.2 million
  3. Cocoa: $22.5 million
  4. Rubber: $17.7 million
  5. Fish: $14 million
  6. Vehicles: $8 million
  7. Vegetable/fruit preparations: $7.9 million
  8. Paper yarn, woven fabric: $5.8 million
  9. Other animal-origin products: $5.5 million
10. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $4.8 million
Top 10 Sri Lankan Exports to Japan

Sri Lanka's exports to Japan amounted to
$203.8 million or 1.9% of its overall exports.

  1. Cocoa: $44.4 million
  2. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $27.6 million
  3. Fish: $18.6 million
  4. Knit or crochet clothing: $17 million
  5. Rubber: $15.2 million
  6. Paper yarn, woven fabric: $14.4 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $9.5 million
  8. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $6.5 million
  9. Other manufactured products: $5.4 million
10. Ceramic products: $5.2 million
Top 10 Sri Lankan Exports to Russia

Sri Lanka's exports to Russia amounted to
$182.2 million or 1.7% of its overall exports.

  1. Cocoa: $143.7 million
  2. Knit or crochet clothing: $18.6 million
  3. Rubber: $5.2 million
  4. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $3.8 million
  5. Paper yarn, woven fabric: $3 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $1.8 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $1.7 million
  8. Fish: $1.7 million
  9. Headgear: $1.4 million
10. Aircraft, spacecraft: $340,000
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Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis