Overview: In 2018 Sri Lanka was the number 64 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 84 in total exports, the number 80 in total imports, and the number 97 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2018, Sri Lanka exported $11.1B and imported $18.7B, resulting in a negative trade balance of -$7.57B. In 2018, Sri Lanka's exports per capita were $514 and its imports per capita were $863.
Trade: The top exports of Sri Lanka are Tea ($858M), Other Women's Undergarments ($635M), Knit Women's Undergarments ($556M), Knit Women's Suits ($493M), and Non-Knit Women's Suits ($476M). The top imports of Sri Lanka are Refined Petroleum ($2.3B), Cars ($1.2B), Light Rubberized Knitted Fabric ($760M), Broadcasting Equipment ($367M), and Packaged Medicaments ($307M).
Destinations: Sri Lanka exports mostly to United States ($2.69B), India ($865M), Germany ($823M), United Kingdom ($809M), and Italy ($495M), and imports mostly from India ($4.25B), China ($4.23B), Singapore ($1.73B), Japan ($1.17B), and Malaysia ($708M).
Location: Sri Lanka borders India and Maldives by sea.