COLOMBO, Sept 5 Sri Lanka's trade deficit
widened 6 percent on year to $779 million in June, central bank
data showed on Monday.
Imports edged down 0.2 percent year-on-year to $1.68 billion
in June, while exports fell 5 percent to $896.8 million in the
The trade deficit widened 2.2 percent year-on-year to $4.21
billion in the first half of 2016, the data showed.
Imports fell 2.4 percent year-on-year to $9.32 billion in
the first half of the year, while exports fell 5.8 percent to
The overall balance-of-payments is estimated to have
recorded a deficit of $1.19 billion up to June compared with a
deficit of $1.14 billion recorded up to May 2016.
(Reporting by Shihar Aneez and Ranga Sirilal; Editing by Sunil