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Sri Lanka - Myanmar Trade

Bilateral trade relationship between Myanmar and Sri Lanka

US$ ‘000 (thousands)


2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Imports

2,806

6,600

7,683

3,633

8,995

Exports

19

278

176

590

1,197

Source: Country Report of Myanmar by Export Development Board

Sri Lanka export to Myanmar

Myanmar is representing 19th position in Sri Lanka’s total export to Asian Region 2013, it value for US$ 1 mn, and 0.01% of the Sri Lanka total export to the world in 2013. During the last 4 years Sri Lanka’s export to Myanmar recorded continuously increased.

Sri Lanka’s major exports to Myanmar tea, nutmeg, maize, used tyres (retreaded), paints, articles of the apparel & clothing accessories, cotton fabrics, boards, panels, consoles etc.


YEAR

IMPORTS

EXPORTS

TOTAL TRADE

BALANCE OF TRADE

US $

SL Rs

US $

SL Rs

US $

SL Rs

US $

SL Rs

1990

6.9

274.9

0.0

0.1

6.9

275.0

-6.9

-274.8

1996

11.6

641.7

0.2

11.9

11.8

653.6

-11.4

-629.8

2001

1.3

111.9

0.5

42.5

1.7

154.4

-0.8

-69.3

2002

1.2

113.3

0.3

25.8

1.5

139.1

-0.9

-87.5

2003

2.3

220.5

0.2

23.0

2.5

243.5

-2.1

-197.4

2004

2.0

205.7

0.2

21.3

2.2

227.0

-1.8

-184.3

2005

4.1

408.7

0.1

10.4

4.2

419.1

-4.0

-398.3

2006

2.9

294.9

0.1

11.9

3.0

306.8

-2.7

-283.0

2007

5.5

607.6

0.5

56.5

6.0

664.1

-4.9

-551.1

2008

6.7

725.0

0.2

20.0

6.9

745.0

-6.5

-705.0

Source: Dept of Customs Values in million

Exports to Myanmar

Tea, nutmeg, mace, used tyres (retreaded), paints (enamels, lacquers, distempers), articles of apparel and clothing accessories, cotton fabrics, boards, panels, consoles, precious and semi-precious stones, medicaments, stuffed pasta etc.

Imports from Myanmar

Beans (dried), chickpeas (dried), cumin seeds, shrimps and prawns (fish - frozen), ginger/saffron/turmeric, knitted or crocheted fabrics, iron/steel, sawn wood, non-coniferous (wood), textile fabrics, woven fabrics, glass and glassware, vegetable textile fibers, paper yarn, woven fabrics, plastics, plywood sheets and lifting, handling, loading/unloading machinery etc.

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