Annual International Trade Statistics by Country
Publication date: 2020-11-15
Reporting period: 2002 - 2019
Timeseries: 175 million
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Costa Rica | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2008 - 2019

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Commodity Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Costa Rica World Exports Value (US$) 9 744 538 493.00 8 836 344 677.00 9 044 840 676.00 10 222 241 025.00 11 250 803 893.00 11 472 063 524.00 11 242 661 045.00 9 578 337 782.00 9 907 873 817.00 11 296 640 428.00 11 251 781 448.00 11 451 993 076.00
Imports Value (US$) 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 15 321 512 291.00 16 352 350 364.00 16 563 019 255.00 16 106 274 382.00

The value of merchandise exports from Costa Rica totalled $ 11.4 billion in 2019. Merchandise exports from Costa Rica increased by 1.77% compared to 2018. Goods exports grew up by $ 200 million in 2019 (the value of merchandise exports from Costa Rica amounted to $11.2 billion in 2018)

Costa Rica's exports 2019 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Costa Rica in 2019:

  • USA with a share of 42% (4.84 billion US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 6.29% (720 million US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 6.16% (706 million US$)
  • Guatemala with a share of 5.19% (595 million US$)
  • Panama with a share of 5.16% (591 million US$)
  • Nicaragua with a share of 3.95% (453 million US$)
  • Honduras with a share of 3.44% (394 million US$)
  • El Salvador with a share of 2.7% (309 million US$)
  • Japan with a share of 2.12% (243 million US$)
  • Dominican Republic with a share of 2.04% (233 million US$)

Exports structure from Costa Rica in 2019 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 31% (3.65 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 18.8% (2.15 billion US$): 08 - Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
  • 5.18% (593 million US$): 21 - Miscellaneous edible preparations
  • 3.98% (456 million US$): 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
  • 3.49% (400 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.92% (334 million US$): 20 - Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants
  • 2.77% (317 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 2.49% (285 million US$): 09 - Coffee, tea, matT and spices
  • 2.36% (270 million US$): 40 - Rubber and articles thereof
  • 1.95% (223 million US$): 48 - Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard

What did Costa Rica export in 2019?

Costa Rica's Top Exports in 2019:

  • 24% ($2.76 billion): 9018 - Instruments and appliances used in medical, surgical, dental or veterinary sciences, including scintigraphic apparatus, other electro-medical apparatus and sight-testing instruments.
  • 8.72% ($999 million): 0803 - Bananas, including plantains, fresh or dried.
  • 8.62% ($987 million): 0804 - Dates, figs, pineapples, avocados, guavas, mangoes and mangosteens, fresh or dried.
  • 5.93% ($679 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.
  • 4.11% ($471 million): 2106 - Food preparations not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 2.44% ($279 million): 0901 - Coffee, whether or not roasted or decaffeinated; coffee husks and skins; coffee substitutes containing coffee in any proportion.
  • 1.72% ($197 million): 4011 - New pneumatic tyres, of rubber.
  • 1.45% ($167 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.
  • 1.43% ($164 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.
  • 1.3% ($149 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.

The value of merchandise imports to Costa Rica totalled $ 16.1 billion in 2019. Overall commodity imports to Costa Rica decreased by 2.75% compared to 2018. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 456 million (the value of merchandise imports to Costa Rica was equal to $16.5 billion in 2018)

Costa Rica's imports 2019 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Costa Rica in 2019:

  • USA with a share of 38% (6.19 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 13.1% (2.12 billion US$)
  • Mexico with a share of 6.75% (1.08 billion US$)
  • Areas, nes with a share of 3.14% (506 million US$)
  • Guatemala with a share of 2.47% (398 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 2.38% (384 million US$)
  • Japan with a share of 2.19% (353 million US$)
  • Brazil with a share of 2.16% (348 million US$)
  • Colombia with a share of 1.97% (318 million US$)
  • Spain with a share of 1.6% (258 million US$)

Imports structure to Costa Rica in 2019 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 10.4% (1.68 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 9.98% (1.6 billion US$): 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
  • 8.74% (1.4 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 8.36% (1.34 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 5.94% (957 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 5.06% (816 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 4.96% (799 million US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 4.28% (690 million US$): 48 - Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard
  • 3.03% (489 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 3.02% (487 million US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel

What did Costa Rica import in 2019?

Costa Rica's Top Imports in 2019:

  • 9.69% ($1.56 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.
  • 3.61% ($582 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.
  • 3.37% ($543 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.
  • 2.8% ($451 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.
  • 2.34% ($377 million): 9018 - Instruments and appliances used in medical, surgical, dental or veterinary sciences, including scintigraphic apparatus, other electro-medical apparatus and sight-testing instruments.
  • 1.94% ($312 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.
  • 1.55% ($250 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.
  • 1.46% ($236 million): 3926 - Other articles of plastics and articles of other materials of headings 39.01 to 39.14.
  • 1.45% ($234 million): 3923 - Articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, of plastics; stoppers, lids, caps and other closures, of plastics.
  • 1.23% ($198 million): 3917 - Tubes, pipes and hoses, and fittings therefor (for example, joints, elbows, flanges), of plastics.

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Costa Rica | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2008 - 2019