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Overseas Trade: Sri Lanka

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 5th December 2018.

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Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Labour, Leicester East

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent estimate he has made of the level of bi-lateral trade with Sri Lanka.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade)

Total trade in goods and services (i.e. exports plus imports) between the UK and Sri Lanka was £1.2bn in year to end 2018 Q2.

In year to end 2018 Q2, UK exports to Sri Lanka amounted to £317m (a 2.3% increase from year to end 2017 Q2) while UK imports from Sri Lanka were £917m (a 19.0% decrease from year to end 2017 Q2).

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