Coconut & Coconut-based Products
Coconut is one of the major plantation crops in Sri Lanka which accounts for approximately 12% of all agricultural produce in Sri Lanka. Total land area under cultivation is 395,000 hectares and about 2,500 million nuts are produced per year.
Sri Lanka is very popular in world market for Desiccated Coconut (DC) and Brown fiber. Distinguish white colour and characteristic taste of Sri Lankan DC has ranked Sri Lanka at 4th position of world export market for all kernel products. Sri Lanka holds the global No.1 for the exports of Brown fiber. A technique called drum system is used to extract fiber, resulting in long pure fiber, which are more suitable for brush industry.
Coconut Development Authority, Coconut Cultivation Board and Coconut Research Institute are the three major Government Institutions that are responsible for the production & quality improvement, supply development and research respectively.
To ensure the quality of DC exports, the certificate issued by the Coconut Development Authority should be accompanied with each and every shipment.
Moreover, the coconut and coconut product manufactures and suppliers of Sri Lanka are guided by a stringent set of regulations to ensure the quality of their products.