Food Processing

30% Employed in agriculture

42% Of the total land area in Sri Lanka is devoted to Agriculture

120+ Agriculture projects operating under BOI

1000+ Agriculture graduates from Universities annually

8% Share of agriculture in GDP

This sector has progressed from the basics of preservation, packaging and transportation, to emerging products and technologies. Widening its scope to new items such as ready-to-eat food, beverages, processed and frozen fruit and vegetable products, marine and meat products, the sector seeks investment in post-harvest infrastructure such as cold storage facilities and packaging.

Potential Areas for Investment

Fruits and vegetables (Canned, frozen, juices, pre-cut and ready-made salads, dried and dehydrated)
• Aquaculture
• Value added coconut products
• Value added spice products
• Confectionery and bakery products

Export Performance - Food & Beverage Sector- 2013 – 2022

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Major Markets - Food & Beverage Sector – 2022

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Food & Beverages Contribution to total Merchandise Exports 2011-2023 Feb

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Global Brands