With a culture that entwines with the coconut tree and a climate that ensures an around the year harvesting, Sri Lanka is the fourth-largest exporters of coconut products to the world. Among the most popular Sri Lankan coconut exports to the global market are desiccated coconut, virgin coconut oil and coconut water, while the country’s bristle fibre products manufactured through indigenous ‘Drum’ extraction method and activated carbon made with coconut shells are also in high demand.
Coconut accounts for approximately 12% of all agricultural produce in Sri Lanka with the total land area under cultivation covering 409, 244 hectares (2017) and about 2,500 -3000 million nuts produced per year (by 2017). New measures have been introduced to enhance the annual coconut crop to 3600 million nuts per year.
Sri Lanka is very popular in the world market for Desiccated Coconut (DC) and Brown fibre. Distinguishable white colour and characteristic taste of Sri Lankan DC ranks Sri Lanka at the 4th position of the world export market for all kernel products. Sri Lanka holds the global No.1 for the exports of brown fiber. The drum system used to extract fiber, produces long pure fiber, which are more suitable for the 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 manufacturers and suppliers of Sri Lanka are guided by a stringent set of regulations to ensure the quality of their products.Why Sri Lankan Coconut and Coconut based Products?