Meanwhile , coco peat products are mainly imported from Japan . From January 01-3 / 2013 Japan imported 6,792 tons of coco peat from Sri Lanka , 91% of total imports of the country . Sri Lanka has also exported 19 699 tons of coco peat , of which about 34.5 % coco peat production is exported to Japan . Although acne coconut exports fell by 9.5 % compared to the same period last year , but prices rose higher coco peat 15% , up from 604 USD / ton to 714 USD / ton . In addition, Sri Lanka exporting coco peat to many other major countries such as South Korea , China , Spain , Italy , England , Mexico and the United States with a total import volume reached 8933 tons , ranging from 678-2363 tons of coco peat , accounting for 45.3 % of total exports of Sri Lanka coco peat .