Sri Lanka

U.S. Trade with Sri Lanka in 2021

Export Market Rank
#56 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$170.72 Million
3-Year Average
$160.34 Million
Compound Average Growth
14.3% (2012-2021)
Total Export Value 2012 - 2021
Export Value by Commodity 2021

Top 10 Exports to Sri Lanka in 2021

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Soybean Meal $90.13 Million 180,066 $56.36 Million 1369%
Other Feeds, Meals & Fodders $22.54 Million 30,935 $6.33 Million 9403%
Wheat $13.89 Million 59,369 $28.77 Million ---
Dairy Products $7.79 Million 2,700 $11.7 Million -14%
Distillers Grains $5.72 Million 24,635 $3.08 Million ---
Tobacco $4.71 Million 240 $2.96 Million 198%
Soybeans $4.44 Million 9,055 $1.54 Million ---
Pulses $4.3 Million 5,654 $3.01 Million 99%
Fish and Seafood $3.79 Million 709 $1.4 Million 134%
Planting Seeds $3.5 Million 2,830 $1.96 Million 213%

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Data and Analysis

On August 23, 2022, the Sri Lankan government temporary suspended the import of 26 agricultural products. The Imports and Exports (Control) Regulations No. 13 (2022) is a quantitative import restrictive measure.
On October 20, 2022, the Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) notified draft amendment standards (Number 1) to SLS 1725-2:2021 for Processed Grain-based Food Products, Part 2: Cornflakes to the World Trade Organization (WTO). WTO members are invited to submit comments on notification G/TBT/N/LKA/51
On October 20, 2022, the Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) notified draft amendment standards (number 1) to SLS 1725-1:2021 for Processed Grain-based Food Products, Part 1: Multi/Mixed Grain to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

News and Features

For FY 2023, USDA anticipates awarding up to $224 million in new McGovern-Dole cooperative agreements. USDA has identified the following as priority countries for FY 2023: Cameroon, Haiti, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Sri Lanka, and Togo.
January 4, 2023
Communications to Congress

Food for Progress Program – FY 2021 Report to Congress

June 30, 2021
Communications to Congress

Food for Progress Program – FY 2020 Report to Congress

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