Annual International Trade Statistics
Publication date: 2019-05-19
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 164 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Nicaragua | 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 Nicaragua World Exports Value (US$) 1 194 541 019.00 2 537 600 000.00 1 393 053 781.00 1 847 628 973.00 2 280 871 939.00 4 550 646 986.00 4 594 148 472.00 4 973 501 433.00 4 667 365 609.00 4 591 961 798.00 4 925 581 177.00 5 013 907 569.00
Imports Value (US$) 3 537 990 700.00 4 744 430 010.00 3 478 610 703.00 4 190 756 091.00 5 047 259 701.00 6 029 659 805.00 5 498 843 855.00 5 746 417 782.00 5 866 297 865.00 7 475 805 835.00 7 703 836 557.00 7 351 000 180.00

The value of total merchandise exports from Nicaragua totalled $ 5.01 billion in 2018. Merchandise exports from Nicaragua increased by 1.79% compared to 2017. Goods exports grew up by $ 88 million in 2018 (the value of merchandise exports from Nicaragua amounted to $4.92 billion in 2017)

Nicaragua's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Nicaragua in 2018:

  • USA with a share of 61% (3.06 billion US$)
  • El Salvador with a share of 5.69% (285 million US$)
  • Mexico with a share of 5.62% (282 million US$)
  • Honduras with a share of 4.38% (220 million US$)
  • Costa Rica with a share of 3.09% (155 million US$)
  • Guatemala with a share of 2.57% (129 million US$)
  • Other Asia, nes with a share of 1.94% (97 million US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 1.43% (72 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 1.37% (68 million US$)
  • China with a share of 1.35% (67 million US$)

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

  • 20% (1 billion US$): 61 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted
  • 10.7% (538 million US$): 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
  • 10% (502 million US$): 02 - Meat and edible meat offal
  • 8.38% (420 million US$): 09 - Coffee, tea, matT and spices
  • 8.28% (415 million US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 8.2% (411 million US$): 62 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted
  • 5.23% (262 million US$): 03 - Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
  • 5.08% (255 million US$): 24 - Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
  • 3.88% (194 million US$): 17 - Sugars and sugar confectionery
  • 3.25% (163 million US$): 04 - Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included

What did Nicaragua export in 2018?

Nicaragua's Top Exports in 2018:

  • 12.3% ($619 million): 6109 - T-shirts, singlets and other vests, knitted or crocheted.
  • 10.5% ($530 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.
  • 8.37% ($419 million): 0901 - Coffee, whether or not roasted or decaffeinated; coffee husks and skins; coffee substitutes containing coffee in any proportion.
  • 7.39% ($370 million): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 5.25% ($263 million): 0202 - Meat of bovine animals, frozen.
  • 4.49% ($225 million): 2402 - Cigars, cheroots, cigarillos and cigarettes, of tobacco or of tobacco substitutes.
  • 4.33% ($217 million): 0201 - Meat of bovine animals, fresh or chilled.
  • 4.33% ($217 million): 0306 - Crustaceans, whether in shell or not, live, fresh, chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; crustaceans, in shell, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water, whether or not chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; flours, meals and pellets of crustaceans, fit for human consumption.
  • 4% ($200 million): 6203 - Men's or boys' suits, ensembles, jackets, blazers, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear).
  • 3.73% ($187 million): 6106 - Women's or girls' blouses, shirts and shirt-blouses, knitted or crocheted.

The value of total merchandise imports to Nicaragua totalled $ 7.35 billion in 2018. Overall commodity imports to Nicaragua decreased by 4.58% compared to 2017. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 352 million (the value of merchandise imports to Nicaragua was equal to $7.7 billion in 2017)

Nicaragua's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Nicaragua in 2018:

  • USA with a share of 27% (2.04 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 13.2% (973 million US$)
  • Mexico with a share of 10% (740 million US$)
  • Honduras with a share of 7.71% (566 million US$)
  • Guatemala with a share of 6.18% (454 million US$)
  • Costa Rica with a share of 6.13% (450 million US$)
  • El Salvador with a share of 4.32% (317 million US$)
  • Colombia with a share of 2.33% (171 million US$)
  • Brazil with a share of 1.9% (139 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 1.83% (135 million US$)

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

  • 14.2% (1.04 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 7.01% (516 million US$): 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
  • 6.68% (491 million US$): 60 - Knitted or crocheted fabrics
  • 5.82% (428 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 5.41% (397 million US$): 61 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted
  • 5.41% (397 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 5.1% (375 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 3.58% (263 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 2.9% (213 million US$): 48 - Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard
  • 2.82% (207 million US$): 52 - Cotton

What did Nicaragua import in 2018?

Nicaragua's Top Imports in 2018:

  • 7.64% ($562 million): 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.
  • 5.64% ($414 million): 6006 - Other knitted or crocheted fabrics.
  • 5.4% ($397 million): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 5.09% ($374 million): 6109 - T-shirts, singlets and other vests, knitted or crocheted.
  • 4.57% ($336 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.
  • 2.19% ($161 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.
  • 2.17% ($159 million): 5209 - Woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85 % or more by weight of cotton, weighing more than 200 g/m2.
  • 2.09% ($153 million): 3926 - Other articles of plastics and articles of other materials of headings 39.01 to 39.14.
  • 1.43% ($105 million): 3923 - Articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, of plastics; stoppers, lids, caps and other closures, of plastics.
  • 1.29% ($95 million): 4818 - Toilet paper and similar paper, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibres, of a kind used for household or sanitary purposes, in rolls of a width not exceeding 36 cm, or cut to size or shape; handkerchiefs, cleansing tissues, towels, tablecloths, serviettes, napkins for babies, tampons, bed sheets and similar household, sanitary or hospital articles, articles of apparel and clothing accessories, of paper pulp, paper, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibres.

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