Imports to Sri Lanka dropped 23.1 percent year-on-year to USD 1,400 million in June 2019, amid declines in purchases of intermediate goods (-11.1 percent), due to lower expenditure in fuel (-17 percent); consumer (-39.4 percent) and investment goods (-32.6 percent). Imports in Sri Lanka averaged 1216.30 USD Million from 2001 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 2048 USD Million in December of 2017 and a record low of 408 USD Million in February of 2002.

Imports in Sri Lanka is expected to be 1820.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in Sri Lanka to stand at 1990.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Sri Lanka Imports is projected to trend around 1950.00 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Sri Lanka Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -316.00 -823.00 -50.10 -1100.70 USD Million [+]
Current Account 423.20 -815.14 423.20 -1695.29 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.00 -2.60 -0.40 -19.30 percent [+]
Exports 1084.00 961.00 1137.00 304.80 USD Million [+]
Imports 1400.00 1784.00 2048.00 408.00 USD Million [+]
External Debt 54221.66 52310.45 54221.66 37098.10 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 113.97 87.21 161.24 74.50 Index Points [+]
Tourist Arrivals 143587.00 115701.00 253169.00 5536.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 19.89 19.90 23.10 3.63 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 4.05 2.91 7.13 2.91 [+]
Tourism Revenues 313.40 458.60 475.20 19.30 USD Million [+]
Remittances 562.10 553.70 729.35 241.34 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 167.00 352.00 961.00 20.00 USD Million [+]

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Sri Lanka Imports

Sri Lanka imports petroleum, textile fabrics, foodstuffs and machinery and transportation equipment. Main import partners are India, China, Iran and Singapore. 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1400.00 1784.00 2048.00 408.00 2001 - 2019 USD Million Monthly




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