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Brief introduction of Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka has a population of 23,044,123
  • Capital: Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte
  • Official languages: Sinhala and Tamil
  • Total Area: 65,610 km2
  • Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee

Economic statistics of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is the 23rd largest economy in Asia. Sri Lanka has a GDP of $84,016,000,000.00.

Sri Lanka's Economy is Divided into:

  • Agriculture: 21%
  • Manufacturing: 19%
  • Services: 45%

The Main Industries of Sri Lanka Include:

  • Processing of Rubber, Tea, Coconuts, and Other Agricultural Commodities
  • Telecommunications
  • Insurance and Banking
  • Tourism
  • Shipping
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Cement and Petroleum Refining
  • Information Technological Services
  • Construction

Sri Lanka's Main Import partners:

  1. China: 19.9%
  2. India: 22%
  3. Singapore: 6.9%
  4. United Arab Emirates: 5.7%
  5. Japan: 4.9%

Chemical use in Sri Lanka

Given the economic growth of Sri Lanka, it is an attractive country for chemicals trade. Sri Lanka's chemical industry is diverse and includes chemicals for processing agricultural commodities, refining, and construction. The chemicals sector contributes to about 1 % of GDP and about 4 % of manufacturing GDP in Sri Lanka.

  • Agriculture:
  • Sri Lanka produces both cash crops from plantations and food crops. Cash crops include tea, rubber, and coconuts; whereas, rice is the most essential food crop. Due to the tropical climate, Sri Lankans’ have arable land which easily grows crops.

  • Manufacturing:
  • Sri Lanka’s manufacturing industry encompasses the textiles, ceramics, petroleum, vegetable oils, fertilizers, and cement producers. The manufacturing industry relies the most heavily on suppliers like Camachem where trade is a necessity. Important imported products include petroleum, food, machinery, vehicles etc.; whereas; exported products include clothing, tea, rubber, coconut derivatives, food, and gems.

  • Services:
  • The service industry includes tourism, banking, finance, and retail trade. Sri Lanka uses large amounts of industrial chemicals some of which are manufactured locally, but most which are imported.

Sea ports and trading hubs of the country

Sri Lanka is accessible by both land and sea. For international trading, the main seaports are:

  1. Port of Colombo:
  2. Port of Galle
  3. Port of Hambantota
  4. Port of Oluvil

For importing the goods, Camachem uses the largest port of Colombo.

Map of Sea Ports in Sri Lanka

What chemicals does Sri Lanka import?

According to the latest trade data, Sri Lanka imports $116,000,000.00 in inorganic chemicals and $ 192,830,000.00 in organic chemicals. They include chemicals such as carbon, metal oxides, phosphoric acid, caustic soda, cyanide, and calcium hypochlorite.

What regulations are there on importing chemicals to the country?

  • Many chemicals can be imported into Sri Lanka; however, some chemicals are prohibited.
  • A list of these chemicals is provide on the Sri Lanka customs site which can be referred to here.
  • Import Licensing is required
  • Must undergo routine examination
Chemicals for Sale in Sri Lanka

Caustic Soda is one of the key chemicals that we import to Sri Lanka

Why should Sri Lanka import chemicals?

  1. Availability - The local industry has limited capacity and some clients require chemicals in a timely manner
  2. High Chemical Cost - Given domestic competition and high production costs, chemicals are more expensive to buy domestically than they are on the world market.
  3. Chemical Quality - While most international chemical suppliers have good brand reputation and quality, some smaller domestic manufacturers can have variant chemical quality.
Shipping to Colombo, Sri Lanka

Where Can I Buy Chemicals for Sri Lanka?

Camachem has various chemicals for sale and has been exporting chemicals to clients in Sri Lanka. Feel free to contact us at [email protected] or WhatsApp us at +86-131-2037-9271 for a FREE quotation.

We also ship worldwide; for other countries that buy chemicals from us, check out our chemical exporting experience here.

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