Exporter Rank

124 / 135

Importer Rank

113 / 134

Trade Balance Rank

78 / 134

Total Trade [1]

Total Exports (2016) $139,592,790
Total Imports (2016) $2,127,968,569
Trade Balance (2016) ($1,988,375,779)
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2016) [2] 79.71%
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2016) [2] 75.69%

Trade Partners [1]

Export Partners

Top 10 Export Countries

Country Export USD$
Thailand $48,044,779
Sri Lanka $14,224,458
United States $12,370,287
France $12,272,757
Germany $12,190,547
Ireland $6,904,825
Italy $6,874,821
United Kingdom $5,772,467
Switzerland $4,190,205
Japan $2,966,936

Import Partners

Top 10 Import Countries

Country Import USD$
United Arab Emirates $333,572,447
Singapore $305,354,348
China $285,640,657
India $275,665,477
Sri Lanka $134,404,648
Malaysia $120,879,733
Thailand $99,359,747
Germany $51,686,996
Hong Kong $46,698,997
Indonesia $45,806,702

Traded Goods [1] (at the 2-digit HS Code level)

Top 10 Export Goods

HS Code Export USD$
(03) Seafood $121,544,413
(16) Prepared Meats $15,456,047
(72) Iron & Steel $814,766
(74) Copper $587,684
(23) Animal Feeds $568,656
(85) Electrical Machinery $356,123
(76) Aluminum $120,054
(39) Plastics $84,774
(48) Paper $26,132
(27) Oil & Mineral Fuels $12,507

Top 10 Import Goods

HS Code Import USD$
(84) Industrial Machinery $269,930,851
(27) Oil & Mineral Fuels $247,594,276
(85) Electrical Machinery $169,986,478
(25) Natural Minerals & Stone $94,735,658
(94) Furniture $86,933,784
(44) Wood $83,907,470
(73) Iron & Steel Articles $70,028,642
(39) Plastics $65,565,032
(72) Iron & Steel $55,736,940
(89) Ships & Boats $55,672,373

Sources:

  1. UN Comtrade (2016) except where stated otherwise.
  2. The World Bank. Accessed: 4/27/2018
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