Sri Lankan Coconut 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.

For every Sri Lankan that ever lived, coconut palm is equal to a wonder tree that delivers to a variety of products from food, cleaning material to shelter.

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 is more suitable for brush industry.

To ensure the quality of DC exports, the certificate issued by the Coconut Development Authority should be accompanied with each and every shipment.

Special for the Sri Lankan product
  • State- of- the-art Agriculture Technology
  • Favorable Climate
  • Excellent Quality
  • Eco-friendly Cultivation and Manufacturing Process
  • Social Compliance Practices
  • Deep Expertise in the Industry
  • Continuous Product innovation
Coconut Fibre Products
  • Coir Twine
  • Geotextiles
  • Rubberized Coir Products for Horticultural and Agricultural Industry
  • Rubberized Coir Mattresses
Coconut Kernel Products
  • Desiccated Coconut
  • Coconut Cream & Milk/Milk Powder
  • Coconut Water
  • Coconut Oil
Coconut Shell Products
  • Charcoal Briquettes
Organic coconut products

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.

  • Organic Coconut flour
  • Organic Coconut chips
  • Organic creamed Coconut
  • Organic virgin Coconut oil

Desiccated Coconut

Flavoured Desiccated Coconut, Defatted Desiccated Coconut,and Roasted Desiccated Coconut are the major sub products in the category that are being exported by Sri Lanka coconut and coconut based product suppliers.

Popular international chocolate and biscuit brand manufactures use Sri Lankan Desiccated Coconut, produced by skilled Sri Lankan coconut and coconut based product manufacturers in their manufacturing process. There are about 60 Desiccated Coconut mills in Sri Lanka and the approximate total production per annum is 75,000 metric tons.

Major Markets
  • Pakistan
  • USA
  • Middle East
  • EU

Coconut Cream & Milk / Milk Powder

pure concentrates of coconut kernel extracts, with no added artificial flavours or preservatives are used by Sri Lankan Coconut cream & milk product manufacturers in producing these. Coconut Milk Powder is made out of coconut milk extracts following a spray drying process.

Coconut milk is a rich source of fibre, vitamins including Vitamin C, E and B complex and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. Coconut milk is also a rich source of Lauric acid, which has numerous health benefits for humans including improvement of metabolism and anti-bacterial and anti-viral qualities

Major Markets
  • Germany
  • UK
  • Australia
  • UAE
  • Jamaica

Coconut Water

which can replace the fluids and minerals of the human body. Therefore, this can be described as a natural energy and health drink. It contains glucose as a main ingredient and minerals such as Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium and Phosphorus as trace elements.

popular beverage in American and European markets due to its high energy producing qualities. Rich with electrolytes and minerals and low in sugar, coconut water is an ideal thirst quencher and an energy drink popular among sportsmen and sportswomen worldwide.

Virgin Coconut Oil

Virgin Coconut Oil extracted from the Coconut Kernel is a natural edible product rich with vitamin E commonly used in cooking and to manufacture cosmetics. Due to the stability of coconut oil in high temperatures, it is known to be beneficial for health when used to deep-fry food products, compared to other edible oils. The product is available in bulk, consumer packs such as packets, jars and bottles and also as capsules that can be directly taken as a supplement and are available through Sri Lankan virgin Coconut Oil manufacturers & suppliers.


Health benefits of virgin coconut oil include increased metabolism and helps greatly with weight loss. High lauric acid levels in virgin coconut oil also helps to reduce bad cholesterol and helps to maintain good heart health and healthy insulin level in blood stream, preventing the development of diabetes.

Coconut Fibre Products

The fibre extracted from the “Mesocarp” the outer layer of the coconut, Coir Fibre, enjoys the unique properties of being the longest natural fibre as well as the strongest in terms of twist resistance. The Sri Lankan coconut coir and coir based product manufacturers has been a widespread group in cottage industry in Sri Lanka for centuries.

Coir Twine

The product is made out of bristle fibre (long fibre) or bristle fibre mixed with omatt fibre (short fibre), according to buyer specifications. export Coir twine highly used in agriculture, horticulture and aquaculture industries.

Major Markets
  • USA
  • Korea
  • China
  • Japan
  • Netherlands


The new doormats produced using wired – coir eliminates most of the inherent disadvantages of traditional brush mats. These products are more suitable for the winter season.

  • Germany
  • Australia
  • Netherland
  • UK
  • France


The product replaces synthetic materials such as Polypropylene, Polyester and Nylon etc… reducing environmental concerns. widely used to prevent soil erosion on roads, railway sides, river banks, leisure grounds and in industrial areas.

Major Market
  • South Korea
  • US
  • Netherland
  • Germany
  • Spain

Coconut Shell Products

The inner shell of the coconut is processed through “waste heat recovery” by Sri Lankan Coconut shell charcoal manufactures to produce pure and clean charcoal. It is also used as Activated Carbon in food processing, medicine manufacturing and various industrial purifications.

Major Markets
  • USA
  • Netherlands
  • Italy
  • Russia
  • Turkey
  • UK

Coco Peat Products

the Brown Fiber extraction process and is used widely as a growing medium for plants in Horticultural/ Agricultural applications. Widely known as coco peat, it is commonly used as a substitute for peat moss in the Europe. Produced by a large number of coconut based products manufactures, they are mainly exported as compressed briquettes, blocks, disks or grow bags

Major Export
  • France
  • South Korea
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • The Netherlands

Rubberized Coir Products

natural coconut fiber and natural rubber latex are used as plant pots. These pots facilitate better aeration to the plant’s root zone ensuring a high growth rate. It also allows the root to grow out of the pot when free growth is required. Rubberised coir products are produced under strict international guidelines and exported by Sri Lankan rubberised coir products manufacturers & suppliers.

Major Markets
  • Korea
  • Japan
  • Netherland
  • Germany

Rubberized Coir Mattresses

Mixture of coir fiber and latex are steam heated, pressed and vulcanized to produce mattresses by Sri Lankan Rubberized coir mattresses manufacturers & suppliers. These mattresses are used in physiological therapy for various kinds of bone diseases.

Major Markets
  • Germany
  • Japan

Organic coconut products

Organic Coconut flour

Rich in mineral, dietary fibre and protein with lower fat, it’s highly nutritious. It’s witnessing increasing demand by a health-conscious affluent global consumer-base, a piece of happy news for Sri Lankan manufacturers & exporters of organic Coconut flour.

Organic Coconut chips

Coconut chips are a tasteful & healthy snack favoured by both grown-ups & children alike. Under the organic label, these Coconut chips fetch a premium price. Sri Lankan coconut chips manufacturers and exporters today should pay close attention to this trend and innovative to capitalize on it.

Organic creamed Coconut

Coconut ensures that it’s both tasty and rich in nutrition. It’s an excellent dairy substitute. Whether it’s used for enriching curries or for manufacturing confectionary products, organic creamed Coconut

Organic virgin Coconut oil

organic virgin coconut oil takes its famed purity and quality a notch higher thanks to its rich content of medium chain fatty acids such as lauric acid, which provides vital antiviral, antifungal and antimicrobial properties for the human body.

Export Performance

Year Value (US Dollars)
2012 360.51
2013 360.14
2014 537.52
2015 522.69
2016 547.64

Major Exporting Market

Countries Value (US Dollars Million)
USA 95.94
Germany 39.3
UK 31.13
Japan 29.54
China 28.35
Netherlands 27.43
Pakistan 21.72
Canada 21.47
Australia 20.5
South Korea 17.82


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