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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka ranked No. 71 in total trade value through September with a total of $2.38 billion. Exports totaled $284.31 million and Imports totaled $2.09 billion, a deficit of $1.81 billion.

January – September 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $2.38 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $547,135,889
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $403,835,936
3Port of Los Angeles $260,196,472
4John F. Kennedy International Airport $139,615,675
5Columbus International Airport $137,954,325
6Port of Virginia $129,594,706
7Port of Charleston $86,081,507
8Port of Oakland, Calif. $80,887,236
9Los Angeles International Airport $70,745,789
10Port of New York $59,103,698

U.S. trade with Sri Lanka rose to $2.38 billion through September

Sri Lanka’s trade with the United States rose to $2.38 billion through the first nine months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 3.22 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Sri Lanka decreased 2.54 percent while U.S. imports from Sri Lanka rose 4.06 percent. The U.S. deficit with Sri Lanka was $1.81 billion.

Through September, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Newark; No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga.; No. 3 Port of Los Angeles; No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport; and No. 5 Columbus International Airport. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Newark No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga. No. 3 Port of Los Angeles No. 4 Columbus International Airport and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 62.67 percent of Sri Lanka’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Newark rose 5.34 percent to $547.14 million.
    Exports rose 40.04 percent to $11.85 million. Imports rose 4.76 percent to $535.28 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 19.57 percent to $403.84 million.
    Exports fell 20.84 percent to $19.66 million. Imports rose 22.77 percent to $384.18 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Los Angeles rose 3.12 percent to $260.2 million.
    Exports fell 33.38 percent to $24.91 million. Imports rose 9.48 percent to $235.29 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 17.46 percent to $139.62 million.
    Exports fell 10.06 percent to $9.77 million. Imports fell 17.97 percent to $129.84 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Columbus International Airport fell 31.76 percent to $137.95 million.
    Exports fell 97.1 percent to $11,780. Imports fell 31.63 percent to $137.94 million.

Sri Lanka ranked No. 71 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 73.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.11 trillion, down 0.58 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 1.01 percent to $1.23 trillion; imports dropped 0.3 percent to $1.88 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $647.62 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $640.85 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Sri Lanka by value through September were the categories of Soybean oilcake, other solid residue, not ground; Wheat; Polymers of vinyl chloride; Synthetic yarn, not retail; and Milk and cream, concentrated or sweetened, respectively. They accounted for 40.42 percent of total exports to Sri Lanka.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Sri Lanka –– Bras, girdles, garters; Women’s or girls’ suits, not knit; Women’s or girls’ slips; Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted; and Women’s or girls’ suits, knit or crocheted –– accounted for 35.79 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Sri Lanka:

  • Soybean oilcake, other solid residue, not ground rose 7.98 percent compared to last year to $52.3 million.
  • Wheat fell 1.3 percent compared to last year to $27.55 million.
  • Polymers of vinyl chloride rose 13.4 percent compared to last year to $14.06 million.
  • Synthetic yarn, not retail rose 198.82 percent compared to last year to $11.51 million.
  • Milk and cream, concentrated or sweetened rose 34.01 percent compared to last year to $9.5 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Sri Lanka:

  • Bras, girdles, garters rose 1.61 percent compared to last year to $187 million.
  • Women’s or girls’ suits, not knit rose 12.45 percent compared to last year to $159.22 million.
  • Women’s or girls’ slips rose 0.82 percent compared to last year to $154.55 million.
  • Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted rose 21.81 percent compared to last year to $139.96 million.
  • Women’s or girls’ suits, knit or crocheted fell 14.7 percent compared to last year to $107.74 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Sri Lanka recorded $3.19 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Cleveland; New York City; Atlanta/Savannah; Los Angeles; and Chicago. Total U.S. exports to Sri Lanka were $ 335.72 million and imports from Sri Lanka were $2.86 billion. The U.S. deficit with Sri Lanka was $2.52 billion.

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