Sri Lanka's exports surged 35 percent in October 2013 from a year earlier to 1.04 billion US dollars driven by a recovery in US and European demand with apparel exports growing 46 percent to 436 million US dollars.
Industrial exports rose 34 percent to 771 million US dollars.
The Central Bank said exports earnings were the highest for a single month.
Rubber products also rose 50.1 percent to 94.5 million US dollars.
Imports fell 2.8 percent to 1,535 million US dollars with intermediate goods imports falling 7.8 percent to 896 million US dollars.