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Sri Lanka:

 
     
     
     
  Overview  
     
 
  • Capital : Colombo

  • Location: Southern Asia, island in the Indian Ocean, south of India

  • Geographical Coordination : between latitudes 5 and 10N and longitudes 79 and 82E

  • Tropical Monsoon : Northeast monsoon (December to March), Southwest monsoon (June to October)

  • Total Area : 6,561,000 ha (land: 64,630 sq km, water: 980 sq km)

  • Agricultural area : 2,610,000 ha

  • Population : 21,283,913 (gender ratio- 0.97 male/female)

  • Literacy Rate: total 91% (male: 92.3%, female: 89.1%)

  • Unemployment Rate: total 21.3% (male: 17.1%, female: 27.9%)

  • Income Level: Lower Middle Income

  • GDP : USD 49,551,751,283 (USD 5,000 per capita, annual growth rate 9.1%)

  • GDP (by Sector): Agriculture 12.8%, Industry 29.4% & Services: 57.8%

  • GNI per capita : USD 2,240

  • Export & Import  :  USD 8.307 billion & 12.16 billion

  • Export Commodities : Textiles and Apparel, Tea and Spices; Rubber manufactures, Precious stones, Coconut products, Fish   

  • Export Partners : US 19.6%, UK 10.4%, Italy 5.1%, India 4.9%, Germany 4.9%, Belgium 4.1

  • Import Commodities : Petroleum, Textiles, Machinery and Transportation equipment, Building materials, Mineral products and Foodstuffs

  • Import Partners : India 19.4%, China 15.1%, Singapore 9.1%, Iran 7%, Japan 4.9%

  • Telephone Users (%): Land line 17 & Mobile Cellular 79

  • Internet Users : 9%

  • CO2 emissions (metric tons per capita) : 4.8

  • No. of CDM Projects under Kyoto Protocol : 7

 
     
     
  Statistical Data  
     
  Imports of products of jute, kenaf and allied fibres: 2,600 MT (2009) - 2,900 MT (2007)  
     
     
 

 
     
  Graph 1: Export Quantity of Jute from Sri Lanka in 1980 - 2008  
     
     
     
   
     
  Graph 2: Export Value of Jute fromSri Lanka in 1980 - 2008  
     
     
     
   
     
  Graph 3: Import Quantity of Jute from 1975 – 2008 in Sri Lanka  
     
     
     
   
     
  Graph 4: Import Value of Jute from 1975 – 2008 in Sri Lanka  
     
     
 

 

 
     
  Collaboration of IJSG – Sri Lanka  
     
 
  • Mr. Bhupendra Singh, the Secretary General of IJSG, met H.E. the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to share the future plan of IJSG and invite joining IJSG as Member in Dhaka, Bangladesh on October 30, 2011.

  • The former Secretary General of IJSG, Mr. Sudripta Roy, visited Colombo, Sri Lanka to take part in the seminar on “Coir Processing and Quality Control” during September 24-25, 2009.

  • High Commission of Sri Lanka in Dhaka, Bangladesh visited the IJSG Secretariat, mostly to attend the Council Meetings of IJSG, as “Observer”.

 
     
     
     

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