Sri Lanka

U.S. Trade with Sri Lanka in 2023

Export Market Rank
#57 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$139.35 Million
3-Year Average
$140.59 Million
Compound Average Growth
0.68% (2014-2023)
Total Export Value 2014 - 2023
Export Value by Commodity 2023

Top 10 Exports to Sri Lanka in 2023

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Soybean Meal $101.69 Million 186,368 $71.26 Million 179%
Dairy Products $8.62 Million 2,334 $10.86 Million -59%
Other Feeds, Meals & Fodders $6.2 Million 9,481 $7.76 Million 112%
Wheat $5.39 Million 19,800 $23.63 Million -85%
Tobacco $3.45 Million 171 $3.49 Million 121%
Planting Seeds $2.92 Million 1,238 $2.19 Million 402%
Essential Oils $1.92 Million 38 $1.35 Million 64%
Distillers Grains $1.68 Million 5,123 $3.36 Million 129%
Pulses $1.52 Million 1,389 $2.83 Million -60%
Live Animals $1.33 Million --- $1.51 Million 1013%

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Data and Analysis

The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka’s (Sri Lanka) Ministry of Health extended the implementation effective date of the Food (Color Coding for Sugar Levels-Liquids) Regulations (2022) from January 1, 2024 to January 1, 2025.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Sri Lanka: Grain and Feed Annual

Rice is Sri Lanka's national staple, its productive cultivation is of national security concern. FAS Colombo (Post) forecast’s Sri Lanka’s market year (MY) 2024/2025 (October-September) rice production (milled) at 3.42 million metric tons (MMT), coming from a planted area of 1.1 million hectares, with yields of 4.57 metric tons (MT)/hectare (rough rice).
The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka’s (Sri Lanka) Ministry of Health extended the implementation effective date of the Food (Trans Fat) Regulations (2022) from January 1, 2024 to January 1, 2025.

News and Features

FAS has designated Benin, Cambodia, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and Tunisia as priority countries for the Food for Progress program in FY 2024.
Communications to Congress

Food for Progress Program – FY 2022 Report to Congress

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis Taylor will lead the agribusiness trade mission to New Delhi, India, from April 22-25, 2024. USDA is now accepting applications from U.S. exporters who wish to join this delegation.