Sri Lanka
Foreign Trade
Between USA and Sri Lanka

Waterborne foreign imports from Sri Lanka to the United States in 2015 totaled $1,867,587,892. Exports to Sri Lanka in 2015 were $276,773,925.

Information about foreign trade between Sri Lanka and US ports is avaiable for imports and exports.

The value of container cargo imported from Sri Lanka represented 99.1% of all vessel imports, $1,851,357,833 versus $1,867,587,892.

By weight, container cargo imports from Sri Lanka represented 95.9% of all vessel shippments, 253,068,646 (kg) versus 264,002,381 (kg).

Complete details for vessel and container imports and exports since 2003 are shown in the tables and charts below.

Trade totals are only for the USA ports listed here at World Port Source.

Vessel measured by value ($US)
Year Imports Exports
2015  $1,867,587,892  $276,773,925
2014  $1,904,125,872  $230,119,803
2013  $1,730,028,535  $224,498,134
2012  $1,701,818,239  $141,919,356
2011  $1,599,262,100  $204,506,093
2010  $1,279,062,765  $122,789,471
2009  $1,217,055,534  $130,103,794
2008  $1,504,558,673  $171,443,309
2007  $1,615,580,850  $146,326,079
2006  $1,628,190,936  $155,323,224
2005  $1,613,027,519  $96,164,350
2004  $1,505,320,496  $69,831,245
2003  $1,379,285,295  $71,512,930


Chart of foreign trade by value - $USD


Container measured by value ($US)
Year Imports Exports
2015  $1,851,357,833  $153,136,278
2014  $1,883,698,958  $139,717,952
2013  $1,700,252,322  $111,091,052
2012  $1,688,800,168  $96,267,531
2011  $1,589,580,739  $94,436,257
2010  $1,271,611,459  $69,325,838
2009  $1,204,470,445  $79,518,373
2008  $1,487,329,772  $96,053,424
2007  $1,596,479,231  $63,992,550
2006  $1,605,509,005  $53,417,349
2005  $1,587,487,847  $57,313,567
2004  $1,473,831,337  $45,916,607
2003  $1,339,365,925  $35,710,861


Chart of foreign trade by value - $USD


Vessel measured by weight (kg)
Year Imports Exports
2015  264,002,381  328,022,880
2014  255,083,790  255,180,955
2013  240,108,350  281,987,770
2012  239,241,801  69,923,757
2011  220,103,180  265,116,909
2010  186,758,366  148,568,259
2009  162,250,898  241,864,379
2008  192,254,114  163,080,493
2007  210,919,727  228,014,450
2006  211,234,520  34,486,118
2005  215,278,338  79,274,453
2004  217,282,322  35,760,538
2003  197,406,520  93,942,752


Chart of foreign trade by weight - kg


Container measured by weight (kg)
Year Imports Exports
2015  253,068,646  113,290,645
2014  253,068,646  80,770,416
2013  237,864,590  45,194,723
2012  237,613,847  42,108,785
2011  218,740,837  53,840,179
2010  185,366,254  51,516,339
2009  160,349,033  90,680,990
2008  190,077,976  65,647,577
2007  208,223,296  27,961,919
2006  208,191,985  21,895,752
2005  212,152,687  23,747,287
2004  213,272,059  21,215,469
2003  191,712,914  18,891,825


Chart of foreign trade by weight - kg


Complete import and export trade data is available from the
Foreign Trade Division of the U.S. Census Bureau
usatrade.census.gov