Sri Lanka Trade Balance

1982 - 2021 | Monthly | USD mn | CEIC Data

Key information about Sri Lanka's Trade Balance

  • Sri Lanka's Trade Balance recorded a deficit of 606.6 USD mn in Jul 2021, compared with a deficit of 652.2 USD mn in the previous month.
  • Sri Lanka's Trade Balance data is updated monthly, available from Jan 1982 to Jul 2021, with an averaged value of -151.3 USD mn.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 110.1 USD mn in Aug 2002 and a record low of -1.1 USD bn in Nov 2011.
  • The Central Bank of Sri Lanka provides Trade Balance in USD.
  • In the latest reports, Sri Lanka's Total Exports reached 951.7 USD mn in Feb 2021, an increase of 32.2% YoY (year-on-year).
  • Total Imports recorded 1.7 USD bn in Apr 2021, an increase of 32.2% YoY (year-on-year).

View Sri Lanka's Trade Balance from Jan 1982 to Jul 2021 in the chart:

Sri Lanka Trade Balance

What was Sri Lanka's Trade Balance in Jul 2021?

Sri Lanka's Trade Balance recorded a deficit of 606.6 USD mn in Jul 2021, compared with a deficit of 652.2 USD mn in the previous month. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
-606.6 Jul 2021 -652.2 Jun 2021 -1,100.6 Nov 2011 110.1 Aug 2002 USD mn monthly Jan 1982 - Jul 2021

Trade Balance by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn) -381.8 Jul 2021 monthly Oct 1998 - Jul 2021
Algeria (USD mn) -791.7 Jan 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Jan 2020
Argentina (USD mn) 1,576.3 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1991 - Jul 2021
Armenia (USD mn) -198.9 Jul 2021 monthly Nov 1995 - Jul 2021
Australia (USD mn) 8,729.8 Jul 2021 monthly Jul 1971 - Jul 2021
Austria (USD mn) -1,875.0 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Jun 2021
Azerbaijan (USD mn) 386.7 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Jun 2021
Bahrain (USD mn) -127.1 2020 yearly 1966 - 2020
Bangladesh (USD mn) -2,575.5 Jun 2021 monthly Jul 1986 - Jun 2021
Belarus (USD mn) 303.1 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Jul 2021
Belgium (USD mn) 2,078.3 May 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - May 2021
Bolivia (USD mn) 194.8 Jul 2021 monthly Oct 1994 - Jul 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina (USD mn) -310.7 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Mar 2021
Botswana (USD mn) -57.0 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Jun 2021
Brazil (USD mn) 7,637.5 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1959 - Aug 2021
Brunei (USD mn) -385.2 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Jun 2021
Bulgaria (USD mn) -498.1 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Jun 2021
Cambodia (USD mn) -973.0 Jun 2021 monthly Jun 2013 - Jun 2021
Canada (USD mn) 621.0 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1988 - Jul 2021
Chile (USD mn) 5.6 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1968 - Aug 2021
China (USD mn) 58,331.2 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1981 - Aug 2021
Colombia (USD mn) -1,876.0 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1958 - Jun 2021
Croatia (USD mn) -858.4 May 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - May 2021
Cyprus (USD mn) -538.5 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Jul 2021
Czech Republic (USD mn) 913.0 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Jul 2021
Denmark (USD mn) 507.3 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Jul 2021
Ecuador (USD mn) 22.2 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1965 - Jul 2021
Egypt (USD mn) -2,876.0 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Jul 2021
Estonia (USD mn) -186.0 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Jul 2021
European Union (USD mn) 10,161.4 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Jun 2021
Finland (USD mn) -543.8 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1992 - Jul 2021
France (USD mn) -8,223.9 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Jul 2021
Georgia (USD mn) -462.1 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Jul 2021
Germany (USD mn) 21,171.4 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Jul 2021
Ghana (USD mn) 392.3 Dec 2020 monthly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
Greece (USD mn) -2,507.3 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Jul 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China (USD mn) -4,501.8 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Jul 2021
Hungary (USD mn) -235.4 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1976 - Jul 2021
Iceland (USD mn) -85.4 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Jul 2021
India (USD mn) -13,870.0 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Aug 2021
Indonesia (USD mn) 2,598.6 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1967 - Jul 2021
Iran (USD mn) 594,735,573.2 2015 yearly 1950 - 2015
Ireland (USD mn) 6,096.2 May 2021 monthly Jan 1970 - May 2021
Israel (USD mn) -3,117.5 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1988 - Jul 2021
Italy (USD mn) 5,613.2 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Jun 2021
Ivory Coast (USD mn) -32.3 May 2021 monthly Jan 1981 - May 2021
Japan (USD mn) 478.3 Jul 2021 monthly Apr 1995 - Jul 2021
Jordan (USD mn) -842.1 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1972 - Jun 2021
Kazakhstan (USD mn) 1,655.9 May 2021 monthly Sep 1995 - May 2021
Kenya (USD mn) -959.3 Jun 2021 monthly Oct 1992 - Jun 2021
South Korea (USD mn) 1,646.2 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Aug 2021
Kosovo (USD mn) -434.7 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Jul 2021
Kuwait (USD mn) 1,817.0 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Mar 2021
Kyrgyzstan (USD mn) -331.5 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Jun 2021
Laos (USD mn) 250.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1992 - Dec 2020
Latvia (USD mn) -472.3 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Jul 2021
Lebanon (USD mn) -723.4 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1993 - Nov 2020
Lithuania (USD mn) -333.8 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jun 2021
Luxembourg (USD mn) -699.0 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1988 - Jun 2021
Macau SAR, China (USD mn) -1,783.1 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Jul 2021
North Macedonia (USD mn) -252.9 Jul 2021 monthly Dec 1993 - Jul 2021
Malawi (USD mn) -112.8 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1964 - Jan 2021
Malaysia (USD mn) 2,895.9 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - Jul 2021
Malta (USD mn) -616.7 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1960 - Jul 2021
Mauritius (USD mn) -247.2 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 2006 - Jun 2021
Mexico (USD mn) -2,905.9 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Mar 2021
Moldova (USD mn) -362.9 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 2004 - Jun 2021
Mongolia (USD mn) 53.3 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Jul 2021
Montenegro (USD mn) -278.3 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - Jul 2021
Morocco (USD mn) -2,228.9 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Jul 2021
Mozambique (USD mn) -177.1 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2011 - Dec 2020
Myanmar (USD mn) 80.3 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Mar 2021
Nepal (USD mn) -1,149.5 Jul 2021 monthly Aug 1974 - Jul 2021
Netherlands (USD mn) 6,898.7 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Jul 2021
New Zealand (USD mn) -280.5 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Jul 2021
Nigeria (USD mn) -1,658.6 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Jun 2021
Norway (USD mn) 4,803.3 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Jul 2021
Oman (USD mn) 1,702.2 May 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - May 2021
Pakistan (USD mn) -4,229.0 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1968 - Aug 2021
Palestinian Territory (USD mn) -352.0 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2011 - Feb 2021
Panama (USD mn) -476.0 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1964 - Jun 2021
Paraguay (USD mn) 34.2 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Aug 2021
Peru (USD mn) 916.3 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Jul 2021
Philippines (USD mn) -3,290.9 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Jul 2021
Poland (USD mn) 711.1 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1986 - Jun 2021
Portugal (USD mn) -1,765.0 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Jul 2021
Qatar (USD mn) 3,620.9 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2014 - Mar 2021
Romania (USD mn) -2,583.6 Jul 2021 monthly Aug 1990 - Jul 2021
Russia (USD mn) 23,516.8 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Jul 2021
Saudi Arabia (USD mn) 35,856.4 2020 yearly 1957 - 2020
Serbia (USD mn) -728.2 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Jul 2021
Singapore (USD mn) 2,931.5 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1976 - Jul 2021
Slovakia (USD mn) -12.7 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2004 - Jul 2021
Slovenia (USD mn) -44.3 Jul 2021 monthly Nov 1991 - Jul 2021
South Africa (USD mn) 2,542.9 Jul 2021 monthly Oct 2004 - Jul 2021
Spain (USD mn) -2,396.8 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1985 - Jun 2021
Sri Lanka (USD mn) -606.6 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1982 - Jul 2021
Sudan (USD mn) -223.4 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2021
Sweden (USD mn) 823.1 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Jul 2021
Switzerland (USD mn) 6,736.5 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Jul 2021

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -11.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2014 - Dec 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 6,565.962 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 7.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
National Government Debt (USD mn) 81,714.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 101.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (LKR bn) 5,065.070 2026 yearly 1990 - 2026
Forecast: Government Net Debt (LKR bn) 27,169.760 2026 yearly 1990 - 2026
Forecast: Government Revenue (LKR bn) 3,093.110 2026 yearly 1990 - 2026
Government Debt: Foreign (LKR mn) 6,417,391.659 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2021
Government Debt: Domestic (LKR mn) 9,636,412.033 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2021
Overall Fiscal Surplus/Deficit (LKR mn) -399,670.660 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2021
Government Expenditure & LR: Recurrent (LKR mn) 690,422.730 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2021
Government Expenditure & LR: Capital & Net Lending (LKR mn) 75,055.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2021
Government Revenue & Grants​: Revenue (LKR mn) 365,378.380 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2021
Government Expenditure & Lending Minus Repayments (LR) (LKR mn) 765,477.730 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2021
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 4.655 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) -606.6 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1982 - Jul 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 951.7 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1982 - Feb 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) 1.7 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1983 - Jul 2021
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 5,973.127 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 6,311.359 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 3,346.416 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 1,707.0 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1982 - Apr 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) 32.2 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1983 - Jul 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 433,163.684 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 117,112.793 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 252.900 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1978 - Oct 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 50.014 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1978 - Jan 2021
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 22.775 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2016 - Feb 2021
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 323.995 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2016 - Feb 2021
Imports: Intermediate Goods: Fuel (LKR mn) 13,245.524 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Jun 2021
Imports: Consumer Goods (LKR mn) 76,370.413 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Jun 2021
Imports: Intermediate Goods (LKR mn) 167,640.897 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Jun 2021
Imports: Intermediate Goods: Textiles & Textile Articles (LKR mn) 55,300.393 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Jun 2021
Imports: Investment Goods (LKR mn) 87,162.503 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Jun 2021
Export Volume Index (EVoI): 2010=100 (2010=100) 156.676 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - Jun 2021
Import Volume Index (IVoI): 2010=100 (2010=100) 146.688 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - Jun 2021
Terms of Trade Index: 2010=100 (2010=100) 93.929 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - Jul 2021
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 4.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2021
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -630.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1977 - Mar 2021
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -2.9 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 124.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1977 - Mar 2021
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.6 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -78.234 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -5.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -10.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) -1,138.683 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
External Debt (USD mn) 49,211.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2012 - Dec 2020
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 61.1 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 7,446.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 2012 - Mar 2021
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 10.2 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -1.818 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -47,867.646 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: Primary Income: Debit (USD mn) 523.808 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Services: Credit (USD mn) 719.792 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Goods (USD mn) -2,058.950 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Goods: Debit (USD mn) 5,041.126 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2021
BoP: CA: Primary Income (PI) (USD mn) -484.541 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Goods: Credit (USD mn) 2,982.175 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Services: Debit (USD mn) 551.850 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Services (USD mn) 167.942 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2021
BoP: CA: Primary Income: Credit (USD mn) 39.268 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2021
BoP: FA: Assets: Errors & Ommissions (USD mn) 192.632 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2018
BoP: FA: Liabilities: Financial Derivatives (USD mn) 0.000 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2018
BoP: FA: Assets: Financial Derivatives (USD mn) 0.000 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2018
International Investment Position (IIP): Net (USD mn) -47,791.968 Mar 2021 quarterly Sep 2013 - Mar 2021
IIP: Assets (USD mn) 8,912.615 Mar 2021 quarterly Sep 2013 - Mar 2021
IIP: Liabilities (USD mn) 56,704.584 Mar 2021 quarterly Sep 2013 - Mar 2021
No of Registered Enterprises (Unit) 5,760.000 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 4.9 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 10.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2020
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 6,618.090 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Jul 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 46,580.905 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Jul 2021
M2 Growth (%) 20.1 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Jul 2021
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 2.0 Aug 2021 monthly Mar 1997 - Aug 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 2,957.9 Aug 2021 monthly Dec 1956 - Aug 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 1.4 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1982 - Jul 2021
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 390.630 Aug 2021 monthly Dec 1977 - Aug 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 56,844.781 Feb 2021 monthly Dec 2002 - Feb 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 18.4 Nov 2020 monthly Dec 2003 - Nov 2020
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 66,913.6 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Jul 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 25.7 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Jul 2021
Household Debt (USD mn) 8,822.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2010 - Dec 2020
Total Loans (USD mn) 36,251.663 Feb 2021 monthly Dec 1983 - Feb 2021
Total Loans Growth (%) 16.06 Mar 2021 monthly Dec 1984 - Mar 2021
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 40.26 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2020
Official Reserve Assets (ORA) (USD mn) 3,550.708 Aug 2021 monthly Nov 2013 - Aug 2021
ORA: Foreign Currency Reserves in Convertible FC (FCR) (USD mn) 2,957.928 Aug 2021 monthly Nov 2013 - Aug 2021
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Business Confidence Growth (% Point) -13.6 Jul 2021 monthly May 2016 - Jul 2021
Business Sentiment Index: Business Condition: Current Quarter (Index) 67.803 Jun 2021 quarterly Jun 2014 - Jun 2021
Purchasing Managers Index: Manufacturing (Index) 57.800 Jul 2021 monthly May 2015 - Jul 2021

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