Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS)
Publication date: 2022-11-14
Reporting period: 2002 - 2021
Timeseries: 194 million
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Costa Rica | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2010 - 2021

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TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIESCosta RicaWorldExportsValue (US$)9,044,840,676.0010,222,241,025.0011,250,803,893.0011,472,063,524.0011,242,661,045.009,578,337,782.009,907,873,817.0011,296,640,428.0011,251,781,448.0011,451,993,076.0011,622,755,153.4214,345,395,565.22
Value Growth, YoY (%)2.3513.0110.061.96-1.99-14.803.4414.01-0.391.771.4923.42
ImportsValue (US$)13,920,243,832.0018,263,804,971.0018,355,992,786.0018,124,469,250.0017,184,912,679.0015,504,422,756.0015,321,512,291.0016,352,350,364.0016,563,019,255.0016,106,274,382.0014,456,129,003.0018,428,113,840.58
Value Growth, YoY (%)20.5131.200.50-1.26-5.18-9.77-1.176.721.28-2.75-10.2427.47

The value of merchandise exports from Costa Rica totalled $ 14.3 billion in 2021. Merchandise exports from Costa Rica increased by 23% compared to 2020. Goods exports grew up by $ 2.72 billion in 2021 (the value of merchandise exports from Costa Rica amounted to $11.6 billion in 2020)

Costa Rica's exports 2021 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Costa Rica in 2021:

  • USA with a share of 43% (6.26 billion US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 7.22% (1.03 billion US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 5.21% (748 million US$)
  • Guatemala with a share of 4.88% (701 million US$)
  • Panama with a share of 4.06% (582 million US$)
  • Nicaragua with a share of 4.04% (579 million US$)
  • Honduras with a share of 3.33% (478 million US$)
  • El Salvador with a share of 2.55% (366 million US$)
  • Mexico with a share of 2.47% (355 million US$)
  • Dominican Republic with a share of 2.18% (313 million US$)

Exports structure from Costa Rica in 2021 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 36% (5.18 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 16.1% (2.31 billion US$): 08 - Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
  • 5.44% (780 million US$): 21 - Miscellaneous edible preparations
  • 4.28% (614 million US$): 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
  • 3.11% (446 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.87% (412 million US$): 20 - Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants
  • 2.37% (341 million US$): 09 - Coffee, tea, matT and spices
  • 2.21% (317 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 2.09% (300 million US$): 15 - Animal, vegetable or microbial fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • 2.06% (295 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel

What did Costa Rica export in 2021?

Costa Rica's Top Exports in 2021:

  • 28% ($4.09 billion): 9018 - Instruments and appliances used in medical, surgical, dental or veterinary sciences, including scintigraphic apparatus, other electro-medical apparatus and sight-testing instruments
  • 7.49% ($1.07 billion): 0803 - Bananas, including plantains, fresh or dried
  • 7.31% ($1.04 billion): 0804 - Dates, figs, pineapples, avocados, guavas, mangoes and mangosteens, fresh or dried
  • 5.93% ($851 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.
  • 4.54% ($652 million): 2106 - Food preparations not elsewhere specified or included
  • 2.31% ($331 million): 0901 - Coffee, whether or not roasted or decaffeinated; coffee husks and skins; coffee substitutes containing coffee in any proportion.
  • 1.73% ($248 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
  • 1.54% ($221 million): 1511 - Palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified
  • 1.44% ($207 million): 2009 - Fruit or nut juices (including grape must) and vegetable juices, unfermented, not containing added spirit; whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter
  • 1.39% ($200 million): 4011 - New pneumatic tyres, of rubber

The value of merchandise imports to Costa Rica totalled $ 18.4 billion in 2021. Merchandise imports to Costa Rica increased by 27% compared to 2020. Goods imports grew up by $ 3.97 billion in 2021 (the value of merchandise imports to Costa Rica was equal to $14.4 billion in 2020)

Costa Rica's imports 2021 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Costa Rica in 2021:

  • USA with a share of 37% (6.95 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 15.9% (2.93 billion US$)
  • Mexico with a share of 6.42% (1.18 billion US$)
  • Guatemala with a share of 2.71% (500 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 2.26% (417 million US$)
  • Brazil with a share of 2.21% (408 million US$)
  • Japan with a share of 2% (369 million US$)
  • Spain with a share of 1.91% (353 million US$)
  • Colombia with a share of 1.85% (342 million US$)
  • Chile with a share of 1.48% (274 million US$)

Imports structure to Costa Rica in 2021 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 9.35% (1.72 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 9.25% (1.7 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 8.6% (1.58 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 8.52% (1.57 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 5.31% (980 million US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 5.18% (954 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 4.95% (912 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 4.91% (905 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 3.97% (732 million US$): 48 - Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard
  • 2.66% (490 million US$): 10 - Cereals

What did Costa Rica import in 2021?

Costa Rica's Top Imports in 2021:

  • 8.3% ($1.52 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils from bituminous minerals, not crude; preparations n.e.c. containing by weight 70% or more of petroleum oils or oils from bituminous minerals; these being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils
  • 3.42% ($632 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
  • 2.79% ($514 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
  • 2.57% ($475 million): 9018 - Instruments and appliances used in medical, surgical, dental or veterinary sciences, including scintigraphic apparatus, other electro-medical apparatus and sight-testing instruments
  • 2.45% ($453 million): 8517 - Electrical apparatus for line telephony or line telegraphy, including line telephone sets with cordless handsets and telecommunication apparatus for carrier-current line systems or for digital line systems; videophones
  • 1.93% ($356 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
  • 1.7% ($314 million): 1005 - Maize (corn)
  • 1.69% ($311 million): 4805 - Uncoated paper and paperboard n.e.s., in rolls or sheets
  • 1.25% ($230 million): 3926 - Other articles of plastics and articles of other materials of headings 39.01 to 39.14
  • 1.2% ($222 million): 3923 - Articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, of plastics; stoppers, lids, caps and other closures, of plastics

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Costa Rica | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2010 - 2021