Sri Lanka

U.S. Trade with Sri Lanka in 2022

Export Market Rank
#67 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$117.11 Million
3-Year Average
$146.11 Million
Compound Average Growth
-0.85% (2013-2022)
Total Export Value 2013 - 2022
Export Value by Commodity 2022

Top 10 Exports to Sri Lanka in 2022

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Soybean Meal $81.59 Million 148,740 $63.91 Million 189%
Other Feeds, Meals & Fodders $9.4 Million 15,984 $7.25 Million 794%
Dairy Products $6.67 Million 1,664 $11.46 Million -54%
Tobacco $4.78 Million 216 $3.28 Million 249%
Distillers Grains $4.2 Million 13,011 $3.19 Million 13074%
Fish and Seafood $1.41 Million 145 $1.38 Million -1%
Planting Seeds $1.34 Million 934 $1.98 Million 59%
Pulses $1.29 Million 1,348 $2.92 Million -47%
Essential Oils $1.28 Million 48 $1.31 Million -14%
Food Preparations $1.13 Million 84 $1.66 Million -10%

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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...
The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka’s (Sri Lanka) Ministry of Finance, Economic Stabilization and National Policies recently introduced a Special Commodity Levy for three agricultural commodities: maize (corn), black gram, and green gram, effective August 18, 2023, for a period of six-months.
The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka’s (Sri Lanka) Ministry of Health recently introduced the Food (Labeling and Advertising) Regulations (2022).

News and Features

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack today announced the United States is investing $455 million to strengthen global food security and international capacity-building efforts.
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.
Communications to Congress

Food for Progress Program – FY 2021 Report to Congress

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