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

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Sri Lanka: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Sri Lanka does not produce genetically engineered (GE) crops or animals. There is some GE research at the laboratory level, but there is no commercialization. The lack of a legal framework and biosafety procedures are a major setback; the country is in the process of finalizing regulatory biotechnology policies.
On September 12, 2022, the Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) notified draft amendment standards (number 1) to SLS 917:2018 for milk added drinks to the World Trade Organization (WTO). WTO members are invited to submit comments on notification G/TBT/N/LKA/51. The comment period expires on November 12, 2022.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Sri Lanka: Grain and Feed Annual

Sri Lanka’s market year (MY) 2021/2022 (October-September) rough rice production of 2.57 million metric tons (MMT) was sharply lower, severely disrupted by the Sri Lankan government’s banning of chemical fertilizer imports.

News and Features

June 30, 2021
Communications to Congress

Food for Progress Program – 2020 Report to Congress

November 6, 2020
Communications to Congress

Food for Progress Program – 2019 Report to Congress

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the 2020 Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program. The program offers training and collaborative research opportunities to early and mid-career...

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