Annual International Trade Statistics
Publication date: 2019-05-19
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 164 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Costa Rica | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018

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Commodities Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Costa Rica World Exports Value (US$) 8 927 618 673.00 9 744 538 493.00 8 836 344 677.00 9 044 840 676.00 10 222 241 025.00 11 250 803 893.00 11 472 063 524.00 11 242 661 045.00 9 578 337 782.00 9 907 873 818.00 11 296 640 428.00 11 251 781 448.00
Imports Value (US$) 12 757 849 001.00 15 289 400 229.00 11 550 460 954.00 13 920 243 832.00 18 263 804 971.00 18 355 992 786.00 18 124 469 250.00 17 184 912 679.00 15 504 422 756.00 15 321 512 292.00 16 352 350 364.00 16 563 019 255.00

The value of total merchandise exports from Costa Rica totalled $ 11.2 billion in 2018. Overall commodity exports from Costa Rica decreased by 0.397% compared to 2017. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 44 million (the value of merchandise exports from Costa Rica amounted to $11.2 billion in 2017)

Costa Rica's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Costa Rica in 2018:

  • Mexico with a share of 2.53% (284 million US$)
  • Other Asia, nes - 29 million US$
  • Mauritius - 42 thousand US$
  • Bulgaria - 24 thousand US$
  • Bahrain - 9.48 thousand US$

Exports structure from Costa Rica in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 29% (3.28 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 19.9% (2.24 billion US$): 08 - Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
  • 4.96% (558 million US$): 21 - Miscellaneous edible preparations
  • 4.41% (496 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 3.45% (388 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 3.33% (374 million US$): 20 - Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants
  • 2.89% (326 million US$): 09 - Coffee, tea, matT and spices
  • 2.8% (316 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 2.53% (285 million US$): 40 - Rubber and articles thereof
  • 1.79% (202 million US$): 48 - Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard

What did Costa Rica export in 2018?

Costa Rica's Top Exports in 2018:

  • 21% ($2.45 billion): 9018 - Instruments and appliances used in medical, surgical, dental or veterinary sciences, including scintigraphic apparatus, other electro-medical apparatus and sight-testing instruments.
  • 9.26% ($1.04 billion): 0804 - Dates, figs, pineapples, avocados, guavas, mangoes and mangosteens, fresh or dried.
  • 9.16% ($1.03 billion): 0803 - Bananas, including plantains, fresh or dried.
  • 6.29% ($707 million): 9021 - Orthopaedic appliances, including crutches, surgical belts and trusses; splints and other fracture appliances; artificial parts of the body; hearing aids and other appliances which are worn or carried, or implanted in the body, to compensate for a defect or disability.
  • 3.84% ($433 million): 2106 - Food preparations not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 2.83% ($318 million): 0901 - Coffee, whether or not roasted or decaffeinated; coffee husks and skins; coffee substitutes containing coffee in any proportion.
  • 1.73% ($195 million): 4011 - New pneumatic tyres, of rubber.
  • 1.62% ($182 million): 2009 - Fruit juices (including grape must) and vegetable juices, unfermented and not containing added spirit, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
  • 1.62% ($182 million): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 1.57% ($177 million): 8544 - Insulated (including enamelled or anodised) wire, cable (including co-axial cable) and other insulated electric conductors, whether or not fitted with connectors; optical fibre cables, made up of individually sheathed fibres, whether or not assembled with electric conductors or fitted with connectors.

The value of total merchandise imports to Costa Rica totalled $ 16.5 billion in 2018. Merchandise imports to Costa Rica increased by 1.28% compared to 2017. Goods imports grew up by $ 210 million in 2018 (the value of merchandise imports to Costa Rica was equal to $16.3 billion in 2017)

Costa Rica's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Costa Rica in 2018:

  • Mexico with a share of 7.04% (1.16 billion US$)
  • Other Asia, nes - 110 million US$
  • Mauritius - 21 million US$
  • Bulgaria - 2.8 million US$
  • Bahrain - 1.34 million US$
  • Myanmar - 844 thousand US$
  • Antarctica - 160 US$

Imports structure to Costa Rica in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 10.3% (1.71 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 10.1% (1.67 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 9.09% (1.5 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 8.13% (1.34 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 6.8% (1.12 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 4.68% (776 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 4.35% (720 million US$): 48 - Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard
  • 3.83% (634 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 3.73% (618 million US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 2.68% (444 million US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel

What did Costa Rica import in 2018?

Costa Rica's Top Imports in 2018:

  • 9.4% ($1.55 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 3.87% ($641 million): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 3.54% ($586 million): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 2.96% ($491 million): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras.
  • 1.91% ($317 million): 8471 - Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 1.91% ($316 million): 9018 - Instruments and appliances used in medical, surgical, dental or veterinary sciences, including scintigraphic apparatus, other electro-medical apparatus and sight-testing instruments.
  • 1.73% ($286 million): 4805 - Other uncoated paper and paperboard, in rolls or sheets, not further worked or processed than as specified in Note 3 to this Chapter.
  • 1.31% ($218 million): 3926 - Other articles of plastics and articles of other materials of headings 39.01 to 39.14.
  • 1.27% ($210 million): 3923 - Articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, of plastics; stoppers, lids, caps and other closures, of plastics.
  • 1.17% ($195 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.

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Costa Rica | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018