Based on IMF reports, Maldives's trade deficit
US$110.5 million in 1992 from US$82.6 million in 1991. The
current account deficit also increased to US$33.2 million
from US$9.0 million in 1991. Principal food commodities
were rice, wheat flour, and sugar. The main imported
goods were petroleum products and various consumer goods.
in 1991 came primarily from India, Sri Lanka, Singapore,
Britain in that order.
Principal exports consisted of frozen, dried, and
skipjack tuna; canned fish; dried sharkfins; and fish
Maldives also exported apparel and clothing accessories
small manufacturing sector. Exports were destined mainly
Britain, the United States, and Sri Lanka in descending
Data as of August 1994