Sri Lanka imports inched up 0.1% year-on-year to USD 1,526 million in September, underpinned by consumer goods purchases (16.6%), in particular medical and pharmaceuticals (92.6%) and dairy products (63.8%); although growth was capped by lower imports of intermediate goods (-4.0%), mainly fuel (-6.1%); and investment goods (-2.1%). source: Central Bank of Sri Lanka

Imports in Sri Lanka averaged 1247.16 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 December of 2021.

Imports in Sri Lanka is expected to be 1750.00 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, according to our econometric models.

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Balance of Trade -495.00 -586.30 USD Million Sep/21
Current Account -990.17 -546.19 USD Million Jun/21
Current Account to GDP -1.30 -2.20 percent of GDP Dec/20
Imports 1526.00 1686.70 USD Million Sep/21
Exports 1031.00 1100.40 USD Million Sep/21
External Debt 50438.48 47307.20 USD Million Jun/21
Terms of Trade 92.22 91.00 points Sep/21
Tourism Revenues 7.00 3.00 USD Million Aug/21
Remittances 453.00 478.00 USD Million Jul/21
Foreign Direct Investment 173.51 124.38 USD Million Jun/21
Sri Lanka Imports
Sri Lanka imports petroleum, textile fabrics, foodstuffs and machinery and transportation equipment. Main import partners are India, China, Iran and Singapore.


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