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The Trade & Export Landscape of Sri Lanka 2019 -2020

2020-02-17

The Trade & Export Landscape of Sri Lanka 2019 -2020

A combination of local and global terrorism, political turmoil and natural disaster saw the local, as well as the global economy, slowing down compared to the year 2018. Sri Lanka registered a GDP growth of 2.8% during the last year against 3.3% recorded in 2018, while the global GDP also grew at a subdued rate of 2.5%, mainly due to Chinese and the USA trade tension and low growth recorded in the EU and Japan.

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Meet with Sri Lankan Organic food product Exporters at BioFach 2020

2020-02-03

Meet with Sri Lankan Organic food product Exporters at BioFach 2020

BioFach, the world´s leading Trade Fair for Organic Food, combined with VIVANESS International Trade Fair for Natural and Organic Personal Care, is an important business event, an emotional event for the sector, and both a get-together and an opportunity for positioning.

Sri Lanka Export Development Board is organising Sri Lanka country Pavilion at BioFach 2020 to be held from February 12-15 at Nuremberg Exhibition Centre, Nuremberg, Germany. Fifteen (15) Food & Beverage Exporters from Sri Lanka will be showcasing their products at Sri Lanka Country Pavilion to be housed at "Stand No. -3A-414 of Hall No. 3A.

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Meet with Sri Lankan Food and Beverages Exporters at Gulfood 2020

2020-02-03

Meet with Sri Lankan Food and Beverages Exporters at Gulfood 2020

“From fascinating new flavours to industry-shifting innovations and multi-million dollar export deals, Gulfood is the place to experience all the key moments driving the F&B industry forward and to see all the mega-trends come alive, like never before.” And 2020 marks the 25th edition of Gulfood to be hosted with the timely theme “Rethinking Food” from February 16-20, 2020 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

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Major Driving Forces in the Processed Food & Beverages Sector

2018-12-26

Major Driving Forces in the Processed Food & Beverages Sector

The processed food and beverages sector is one of the world's largest industries, and manufactures a wide range of food and drinks to cater to the growing needs of the global population.

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A cup of tea awakens your creative spirit, reveal recent research findings

2018-12-04

A cup of tea awakens your creative spirit, reveal recent research findings

After reluctantly waking up on a chilly morning, most people stumble groggily into the kitchen to fix a cup of tea. The brew instantaneously warms you up virtually lifting your spirits and making the chill go away. A recent study reveals the scientific basis behind this and throws light on a few other important insights concerning the humble cuppa.

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Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) for Sri Lankan Blue Swimmer Crab

2017-03-17

Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) for Sri Lankan Blue Swimmer Crab

The Sri Lankan blue swimmer crab fishery is a coastal fishery industry, which operates in the relatively shallow waters of Southern tips of Gulf of Mannar across the Palk Straits to the Southern boundary of the Bay of Bengal. 

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Herbal Tea from Sri Lanka – A Cup of Natural Goodness

2017-03-10

Herbal Tea from Sri Lanka – A Cup of Natural Goodness

The Sri Lankans have long celebrated the healing goodness of herbal plants and long before tea and coffee were merged into our daily diet as the two main hot drinks, we drank herbal infusions or tisane as the world know it today.

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Sri Lanka’s Participation at GULFOOD 2017, the Largest Annual Food and Beverage Exhibition in the Middle East

2017-02-20

Sri Lanka’s Participation at GULFOOD 2017, the Largest Annual Food and Beverage Exhibition in the Middle East

The 22nd edition of the GULFOOD 2017, the largest annual food and beverage trade show in the Middle East will kick off on February 26, 2017, at Dubai World Trade Center, with the participation of over 95,000 stakeholders including food and beverage manufacturers, suppliers and professionals as well as customers from across the world.

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Organic coconut products from Sri Lanka: Capitalizing on the global trend towards the organic food and related products

2016-12-26

Organic coconut products from Sri Lanka: Capitalizing on the global trend towards the organic food and related products

Whereas Sri Lanka isn’t the world’s largest producer of Coconut, our footprint on global coconut production is still significant. Also, in the context of local exports, as both natural Coconut and value added Coconut exports constitute a significant portion of Sri Lanka’s export earnings, the commercial vitality of Coconut is beyond question.

With increasing emphasis being placed on organic agriculture and the premium prices that authentic organic products command in the global marketplace, Sri Lankan value-added Coconut products exporters are turning slowly but steadily to production of value added organic Coconut products. Considering the growing demand for the organic agricultural products all over the world, this is a commercially astute and positive change of direction. Following are some of the value added organic Coconut products being currently exported by Sri Lankan Coconut products manufacturers and suppliers.

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Sri Lanka seafood, apparel exports up in July

2016-10-18

Sri Lanka seafood, apparel exports up in July

Sri Lanka's seafood exports to the European Union picked up 19.9 percent in July 2016 from a year earlier, following the lifting of a ban, and apparel exports rose 3 percent, but lower commodity prices have hit petroleum and tea.  

Exports fell 4.4 percent to $891.2 million in July 2016 from a year earlier and imports fell 6.6 percent to $1,432 million dollars, shrinking the trade balance 10 percent to $541 million, official data showed.

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Sri Lankan Seafood, the bounties of the Indian Ocean

2015-07-17

Sri Lankan Seafood, the bounties of the Indian Ocean

As a tiny island surrounded by the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is blessed with a large fishing ground filled with the most delicious bounties of the Indian Ocean. With a long history of harvesting the benefits of the surrounding ocean, Sri Lanka is home to a large fishing community who brave mighty waves to bring home the best seafood from the Indian Ocean.

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Sri Lankan Food & Beverage - Nutrition in every bite

2015-07-17

Sri Lankan Food & Beverage - Nutrition in every bite

In an age, where processed food with a high amount of salt, sugar and oil is being rejected by the majority of the consumers, Sri Lankan processed food manufacturers are combining innovative food processing methods with highly nutritious ingredients to prepare food products that are high in taste and goodness.

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Nutritious and delicious salads, pickles and desserts in jars from Sri Lanka

2015-07-16

Nutritious and delicious salads, pickles and desserts in jars from Sri Lanka

Made with the freshest pick of Sri Lankan vegetable, meat and seafood; salads in a jar serve the taste and health needs of a large range of consumers from young to old to sick to able. Packed into a palm size jar and chopped into bite sizes, a variety of fresh salads ranging from chicken caesar, chicken noodle, prawns, egg and bacon, soya beans and ham, shredded spring salad, sweet fruit salad and tomato salad are produced by a number of innovative Sri Lankan food producers.

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Traditional goodness in a cup - Herbal Tea or Tisane of Sri Lanka

2015-07-16

Traditional goodness in a cup - Herbal Tea or Tisane of Sri Lanka

Unlike the tea made from tea plant (Camellia sinensis), herbal tea or tisane has a long history as a Sri Lankan traditional beverage and has been one of the main beverages consumed by ancient Sri Lankans before the introduction of coffee and tea to Sri Lanka by British colonial planters.

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Organic Farming in Sri Lanka

2015-07-15

Organic Farming in Sri Lanka

Gluten, a protein composite found in wheat, barley and rye, is the component which gives flour dough its elastic texture helping it rise and keep it shape. Gluten has been a popular plant protein worldwide and has been a part of human food cycle for nearly thousand years.

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Gluten-free food product exports from Sri Lanka

2015-07-14

Gluten-free food product exports from Sri Lanka

Gluten, a protein composite found in wheat, barley and rye, is the component which gives flour dough its elastic texture helping it rise and keep it shape. Gluten has been a popular plant protein worldwide and has been a part of human food cycle for nearly thousand years.

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Larger presence of Sri Lankan exporters at Gulfood 2015 in Dubai

2015-02-13

Larger presence of Sri Lankan exporters at Gulfood 2015 in Dubai

Fifty Sri Lankan companies participated at the Gulfood 2015 in Dubai from 8-12 February displaying food and beverage products such as tea, spices, processed food, soft drinks, biscuits, virgin coconut oil, dried fruit, herbal products, etc.

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The European Seafood Exposition (ESE) - 2013

The European Seafood Exposition (ESE) - 2013

The European Seafood Exposition (ESE) is the world's largest seafood fair. Attracting buyers and sellers from over 140 countries around the world and featuring the stands of over 1,600 exhibitors. The European Seafood Exposition is the global can't-miss fair for the seafood industry.

Since the ESE is the most prominent fair for the seafood sector and also considering the Europe as Sri Lanka’s key market, Sri Lanka has been participating regularly at this fair since 2007.  The previous participations have brought tangible outcome for Sri Lanka’s fisheries export sector.

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