Strong export performance was recorded for the 10 major export markets, which accounted for 63% of total merchandise exports during the period January to December 2021.
During the period of January to December 2021, exports to United States of America, Sri Lanka’s single largest export destination, increased by 22.4 % to US$ 3,068.8 Mn compared to the same period of 2020.
The better performance led by increase in exports of Apparel & Textile (17.89%), Rubber based Products (Pneumatic & Retreated Rubber Tyres & Tubes (47.62%), Industrial & Surgical Gloves of Rubber (40.47%)), Motor Vehicles Parts (151.34%) , Activated Carbon (40.29%) and Cinnamon (17.18%).
Exports to United Kingdom as the second largest trading partner recorded an increase of 2.55 % to US$ 933.72 Mn during the period of January to December 2021 compared with the corresponding period of previous year.
This performance has resulted in the increased Exports recorded in Apparel & Textile (15.22%) , Rubber based Products sectors (Pneumatic & Retreated Rubber Tyres & Tubes (39.23%), Industrial & Surgical Gloves of Rubber (19.25%)), Frozen Fish (33.33%) and Other Electrical & Electronic Products (12.64%).
Source – https://www.newswire.lk/2022/01/28/which-couny-sl-exported-more-goods-in-2021-top-10-export-destinations/