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Sri Lanka’s Major Import products

During Jan-Jul2018, Sri Lanka’s total imports are US $ 13.0 Billion. Top 300 products are contributing 69 % of the total imports. Major Import products are PETROLEUM OILS, ETC, (EXCL. CRUDE)/ PREPARATIONS THEREOF, NES with an import value of US $ 1.5 Billion . MOTOR CARS AND OTHER MOTOR VEHICLES PRINCIPALLY DESIGNED PASSENGERS with an import value of US $ 816.7 Million . OTHER KNITTED OR CROCHETED FABRICS with an import value of US $ 330.0 Million . ELECTRICAL TELEPHONIC,TELEGRAPHIC,FOR CARRIERS-CURRENT LINE SYSTEM with an import value of US $ 282.4 Million . MOTOR VEHICLES FOR THE TRANSPORT OF GOODS with an import value of US $ 231.1 Million . MEDICAMENTS OF MIXED OR UNMIXED PRODUCTS, FOR RETAIL SALE with an import value of US $ 210.0 Million .

Top 5 fastest growing products imported in Sri Lanka

UNGLAZED CERAMIC FLAGS,PAVING,HEARTH/WALL TILES/UNGLAZED CERAMIC MOSAIC with a growth rate of 129.35% OTHER WOVEN FABRICS OF COTTON, NES with a growth rate of 85.79% HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS WITH OXYGEN HETERO-ATOM(S) ONLY with a growth rate of 60.4% MOTOR CARS AND OTHER MOTOR VEHICLES PRINCIPALLY DESIGNED PASSENGERS with a growth rate of 55.98% MINERAL OR CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS, NITROGENOUS with a growth rate of 42.47% HARVESTING,THRESHING,SORTING,GRADING MACHINERY EXCEPT IN HEADING 84.37 with a growth rate of 38.2% are among the products with the highest growth rate.The whole list is mentioned below:

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Sri Lanka's Top growing Import Products - Jan-Jul2018

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2,017-2,018 Comparison
Jan-Jul 2,017 US$ M % Jan-Jul 2,018 US$ M % YOY Growth %
UNGLAZED CERAMIC FLAGS,PAVING,HEARTH/WALL TILES/UNGLAZED CERAMIC MOSAIC 16,740,157 0.12% 38,392,730 0.43% +129.35%
OTHER WOVEN FABRICS OF COTTON, NES 1,265,879 0.01% 2,351,840 0.03% +85.79%
HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS WITH OXYGEN HETERO-ATOM(S) ONLY 219,355 0% 351,843 0.0% +60.4%
MOTOR CARS AND OTHER MOTOR VEHICLES PRINCIPALLY DESIGNED PASSENGERS 523,570,305 3.77% 816,685,361 9.12% +55.98%
MINERAL OR CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS, NITROGENOUS 64,416,627 0.46% 91,773,549 1.03% +42.47%
HARVESTING,THRESHING,SORTING,GRADING MACHINERY EXCEPT IN HEADING 84.37 10,891,662 0.08% 15,052,292 0.17% +38.2%
COCONUTS, BRAZIL NUTS AND CASHEW NUTS, FRESH OR DRIED 4,694,840 0.03% 6,160,919 0.07% +31.23%
ELECTTIC FILAMENT,DISCHARGE LEMPS,ULTA-VIOLET,INFRA-RED,ARC-LAMPS ETC. 11,712,611 0.08% 14,056,968 0.16% +20.02%
OTHER BARS AND RODS OF ALLOY STEEL/ANGLES ETC.HOLLOW DRILL BARS AND RODS 5,153,523 0.04% 6,163,404 0.07% +19.6%
BREAD, PASTRY, CAKES, ETC/ COMMUNION WAFERS, RICE PAPER, ETC 1,439,720 0.01% 1,583,459 0.02% +9.98%
ACTIVATED CARBON/ ACTIVATED NATURAL MINERAL PRODUCTS/ ANIMAL BLACK 18,465,045 0.13% 19,542,995 0.22% +5.84%
FOOTWEAR, WITH RUBBER, PLASTICS, LEATHER... SOLES, LEATHER UPPERS 13,573,480 0.1% 14,234,938 0.16% +4.87%
COCONUT (COPRA), PALM KERNEL OR BABASSU OIL AND THEIR FRACTIONS 16,462,753 0.12% 16,050,156 0.18% -2.51%
OTHER VEGETABLES, FRESH OR CHILLED 102,838 0% 98,987 0.0% -3.74%
TRAILLERS/OTHER VEHICLES,NOT MECHANICALLY PROPELLED/PARTS THEREOF 5,155,021 0.04% 4,865,437 0.05% -5.62%
PHENOLS/ PHENOL-ALCOHOLS 1,726,073 0.01% 1,614,010 0.02% -6.49%
PROVITAMINS AND VITAMINS, DERIVATIVES THEREOF USED AS VITAMINS, ETC 34,023,656 0.24% 29,758,896 0.33% -12.53%
FRUIT, DRIED, NES 421,622 0% 368,538 0.0% -12.59%
TUBES, PIPES AND HOSES, AND FITTINGS THEREFOR, OF PLASTICS 31,883,016 0.23% 27,433,373 0.31% -13.96%
FISH FILLETS AND OTHER FISH MEAT, FRESH, CHILLED OR FROZEN 2,334,442 0.02% 1,958,882 0.02% -16.09%
CARBOXYLIC ACIDS WITH OXYGEN FUNCTION, ETC, THEIR... DERIVATIVES 2,649,827 0.02% 2,222,282 0.02% -16.13%
OTHER INORGANIC ACIDS AND OTHER INORGANIC OXYGEN COMPOUNDS OF NON-METALS 5,141,679 0.04% 4,311,368 0.05% -16.15%
SACKS AND BAGS, USED FOR PACKING GOODS 2,363,472 0.02% 1,951,714 0.02% -17.42%
WOVEN FABRICS, <85% SYNTHETIC FIBRES, MIXED WITH COTTON,>170G/M2 6,349,337 0.05% 5,128,103 0.06% -19.23%
ELECTRIC MOTORS AND GENERATORS 25,768,741 0.19% 20,805,414 0.23% -19.26%
OTHER ARTICLES OF ALUMINIUM 6,297,188 0.05% 5,074,330 0.06% -19.42%
SATURATED ACYCLIC MONOCARBOXYLIC ACIDS AND THEIR... DERIVATIVES 17,582,148 0.13% 14,027,264 0.16% -20.22%
MACHINERY FOR SORTING,SCREENING,AGGLOMERATING,FORMING FOUNDRY MOULDS 30,976,009 0.22% 24,674,522 0.28% -20.34%
ORGANO-SULPHUR COMPOUNDS 16,352,609 0.12% 13,020,206 0.15% -20.38%
ARTICLES,EQUIPMENTS FOR GYMNASTICS,ATHLETICS,OTHERS NOT ELSEWHERE NOTED 19,061,288 0.14% 15,155,447 0.17% -20.49%
OTHER ARTICLES OF PLASTICS, NES 69,379,382 0.5% 54,909,177 0.61% -20.86%
DIODES,SEMI-CONDUCTOR DEVICES,LIGHT EMITTING DIODES ETC. - 34,962,686 0.25% 27,575,169 0.31% -21.13%
ALL OTHER DRY CLEANING MACHINES OTHER THAN MACHINESOF HEADING 84.50 27,216,171 0.2% 21,461,919 0.24% -21.14%
AMINE-FUNCTION COMPOUNDS 1,522,305 0.01% 1,194,597 0.01% -21.53%
WOVEN FABRICS OF ARTIFICIAL STAPLE FIBRES 21,946,318 0.16% 16,919,862 0.19% -22.9%
GLASS FIBRES(INCLUDING GLASS WOOL) AND ARTICLES THEREOF 7,140,147 0.05% 5,473,765 0.06% -23.34%
PREPARATIONS OF A KIND USED IN ANIMAL FEEDING 41,540,886 0.3% 31,839,556 0.36% -23.35%
ESSENTIAL OILS.../ RESINOIDS/ CONCENTRATES... AQUEOUS DISTILLATES, ETC 3,160,550 0.02% 2,395,825 0.03% -24.2%
HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS WITH NITROGEN HETERO-ATOM(S) ONLY/ NUCLEIC ACIDS 4,859,543 0.03% 3,641,205 0.04% -25.07%
FLAT-ROLLED PRODUCTS OF IRON/NON-ALLOY STEEL, OF WIDTH >600MM, HOT-ROLLED 44,817,721 0.32% 33,441,001 0.37% -25.38%
TRACK-SUITS, SKI-SUITS AND SWIMWEAR, KNITTED OR CROCHETED 1,496,933 0.01% 1,113,570 0.01% -25.61%
MOTOR VEHICLES FOR THE TRANSPORT OF GOODS 311,741,061 2.24% 231,111,190 2.58% -25.86%
CHLORIDES...ETC/ BROMIDES...ETC/ IODIDES...ETC, NES 2,829,008 0.02% 2,080,047 0.02% -26.47%
DERRICKS,CRANES,MOBILE LIFTING FRAMES,WORKS TRUCKS FITTED WITH A CRANE 20,335,138 0.15% 14,901,726 0.17% -26.72%
VEGETABLES, COOKED OR UNCOOKED, FROZEN 256,338 0% 186,402 0.0% -27.28%
MACHINERY NOT SPECIFIED OR INCLUDED IN THIS CHAPTER FOR THE EXTRACTION 36,214,302 0.26% 26,116,438 0.29% -27.88%
OTHER AGRI,HORTI,FITTED WITH THERMAL EQUIPMENT,INCUBATORS AND BROODERS 8,086,733 0.06% 5,827,781 0.07% -27.93%
HAND TOOLS AND OTHER TOOLS OF A KIND USED IN AGRI,HORTICULTURE,FORESTRY 2,396,472 0.02% 1,717,347 0.02% -28.34%
YARN OF SYNTHETIC STAPLE FIBRES, NOT PUT UP FOR RETAIL SALE 33,423,497 0.24% 23,905,800 0.27% -28.48%
MECHANICAL APPLIANCES FOR PROJECTING,STEM,SAND BLASTING MACHINES ETC. 13,403,974 0.1% 9,546,321 0.11% -28.78%