2021
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World Rnk 72 / 222
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ECONOMIC COMPLEXITY of Sri Lanka
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PRODUCT COMPLEXITY IN Tea
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Exports In 2021, Sri Lanka exported $1.34B in Tea, making it the 2nd largest exporter of Tea in the world. At the same year, Tea was the 1st most exported product in Sri Lanka. The main destination of Tea exports from Sri Lanka are: Iraq ($147M), Russia ($122M), Turkey ($105M), United Arab Emirates ($98.4M), and Iran ($75.8M).

The fastest growing export markets for Tea of Sri Lanka between 2020 and 2021 were United Arab Emirates ($58.6M), Iraq ($34.7M), and Libya ($19.1M).

Imports In 2021, Sri Lanka imported $17M in Tea, becoming the 72nd largest importer of Tea in the world. At the same year, Tea was the 212th most imported product in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka imports Tea primarily from: India ($6.73M), China ($5.73M), Kenya ($3.33M), Japan ($318k), and Rwanda ($309k).

The fastest growing import markets in Tea for Sri Lanka between 2020 and 2021 were India ($2.02M), Kenya ($914k), and Rwanda ($231k).

Latest Trends

Dec 2023

Subnational Monthly Trade

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The following visualization shows the latest trends on Tea. Countries are shown based on data availability.

* Using January 2020 exchange rates when trade data is reported in local currency.

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Historical Data

Trade Balance

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EXPORTS (2021)$1.34B
IMPORTS (2021)$17M
NET TRADE (2021)$1.33B

In 2021, Sri Lanka exported $1.34B in Tea. The main destinations of Sri Lanka exports on Tea were Iraq ($147M), Russia ($122M), Turkey ($105M), United Arab Emirates ($98.4M), and Iran ($75.8M).

In 2021, Sri Lanka imported $17M in Tea, mainly from India ($6.73M), China ($5.73M), Kenya ($3.33M), Japan ($318k), and Rwanda ($309k).

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Export Destinations (2021)

Import Origins (2021)

Market Growth

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THE FASTEST GROWING Tea EXPORT MARKETS FOR Sri Lanka WERE (2020 - 2021):
Iraq$34.7M (30.9%)
Libya$19.1M (63.6%)
THE FASTEST DECLINING MARKETS FOR THE EXPORT OF Tea BY Sri Lanka WERE (2020 - 2021):
Turkey-$31.7M (-23.2%)
Russia-$18.7M (-13.4%)
Syria-$9.84M (-19.9%)

Change in Exports by Market (2020 - 2021)

Market Concentration

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In 2021, Sri Lanka's main exporting competitors in Tea were:
China $1.97B
Kenya $1.2B
In 2021, Sri Lanka's main importing competitors in Tea were:

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Trade Value of Tea by Exporters

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