Sri Lanka Tariff Rates 1990-2021

Weighted mean applied tariff is the average of effectively applied rates weighted by the product import shares corresponding to each partner country. Data are classified using the Harmonized System of trade at the six- or eight-digit level. Tariff line data were matched to Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) revision 3 codes to define commodity groups and import weights. To the extent possible, specific rates have been converted to their ad valorem equivalent rates and have been included in the calculation of weighted mean tariffs. Import weights were calculated using the United Nations Statistics Division's Commodity Trade (Comtrade) database. Effectively applied tariff rates at the six- and eight-digit product level are averaged for products in each commodity group. When the effectively applied rate is unavailable, the most favored nation rate is used instead.
  • Sri Lanka tariff rates for 2019 was 13.30%, a 1.22% increase from 2018.
  • Sri Lanka tariff rates for 2018 was 12.08%, a 3.36% increase from 2017.
  • Sri Lanka tariff rates for 2017 was 8.72%, a 4.29% increase from 2015.
  • Sri Lanka tariff rates for 2015 was 4.43%, a 2.66% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Applied, Weighted Mean, All Products (%)
Solomon Islands 17.52%
Cameroon 15.46%
Sri Lanka 13.30%
Cabo Verde 11.55%
Kenya 11.48%
Egypt 10.43%
Ghana 10.02%
Sao Tome and Principe 9.97%
Pakistan 8.69%
Bangladesh 8.64%
Mauritania 8.03%
Papua New Guinea 7.75%
India 6.59%
Angola 6.52%
Ukraine 5.33%
Mongolia 5.31%
Bolivia 4.73%
Bhutan 4.13%
Morocco 3.60%
Lesotho 3.35%
Kyrgyz Republic 3.09%
Eswatini 2.38%
El Salvador 2.04%
Indonesia 2.00%
Nicaragua 1.86%
Myanmar 1.81%
Philippines 1.68%
Vietnam 1.66%
Lao PDR 0.76%
Sri Lanka Tariff Rates - Historical Data
Year Applied, Weighted Mean, All Products (%) Annual Change
2019 13.30% 1.22%
2018 12.08% 3.36%
2017 8.72% 4.29%
2015 4.43% -2.66%
2014 7.09% 0.04%
2012 7.05% -0.63%
2011 7.68% -0.36%
2010 8.04% 0.83%
2009 7.21% 0.09%
2008 7.12% -0.07%
2007 7.19% -0.04%
2006 7.23% -0.33%
2005 7.56% 0.83%
2004 6.73% 0.46%
2003 6.27% -0.28%
2001 6.55% -0.23%
2000 6.78% -3.11%
1998 9.89% -15.99%
1997 25.88% -5.28%
1994 31.16% -0.06%
1993 31.22% 2.26%
1990 28.96% 2.26%