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Sri Lanka

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Country At A Glance

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Map of Sri Lanka

Country Facts

Nominal GDP67.71 Billion USD
Population21.26 Million
Total Trade/GDP55.57%
CurrencySri Lankan Rupee (LKR)
Merchandise Imports from Canada183.04 Million CAD
Main importsMineral Products, Machinery & Equipment, Textiles, Base Metals

EDC in Sri Lanka

Canadian companies assisted29
International buyers insured46
Business volume63.12 Million CAD

Business Environment

While trade between Sri Lanka and Canada suffered to some degree during the final year of the markets' civil conflict, Canada's level of exports to Sri Lanka has shown recovery and continues to build. The country's new infrastructure requirements as part of the rebuilding of Sri Lanka and a return to economic growth have opened new opportunities for foreign suppliers in a variety of sectors ranging from agricultural goods to industrial machinery to transportation.  A high degree of competition, including from countries offering concessional financing, is present in many sectors. 

Key Industries

  • Agriculture
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Telecom
  • Transportation Services 

How we can support your business

Through our Head Office operations in Ottawa, we provide support to Canadian companies planning on or currently doing business in Sri Lanka. Our market experts have developed strategic relationships with major buyers in several sectors as well as a network of local contacts in the market.

  • We are positioned to help Canadian companies through a range of financing and risk management services.
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