Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS02)
Publication date: 2021-11-14
Reporting period: 2002 - 2020
Timeseries: 177 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Nicaragua | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020

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TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIESNicaraguaWorldExportsValue (US$)1,393,053,781.001,847,628,973.002,280,871,939.004,550,646,986.004,594,148,472.004,973,501,433.004,667,365,609.004,591,961,798.004,925,581,177.005,013,907,569.005,272,553,121.005,087,337,818.00
Value Growth, YoY (%)-45.1032.6323.4499.510.958.25-6.15-1.617.261.795.15-3.51
ImportsValue (US$)3,478,610,703.004,190,756,091.005,047,259,701.006,029,659,805.005,498,843,855.005,746,417,782.005,866,297,865.007,475,805,835.007,703,836,557.007,351,000,180.006,985,507,830.006,545,026,474.00
Value Growth, YoY (%)-26.6820.4720.4319.46-8.804.502.0827.433.05-4.58-4.97-6.30

The value of merchandise exports from Nicaragua totalled $ 5.08 billion in 2020. Overall commodity exports from Nicaragua decreased by 3.51% compared to 2019. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 185 million (the value of merchandise exports from Nicaragua amounted to $5.27 billion in 2019)

Nicaragua's exports 2020 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Nicaragua in 2020:

  • USA with a share of 59% (3.03 billion US$)
  • Mexico with a share of 7.83% (398 million US$)
  • El Salvador with a share of 6.53% (332 million US$)
  • Honduras with a share of 3.73% (190 million US$)
  • Costa Rica with a share of 3% (152 million US$)
  • Guatemala with a share of 2.48% (126 million US$)
  • Other Asia, nes with a share of 2.45% (124 million US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 1.3% (66 million US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 1.21% (61 million US$)
  • Korea with a share of 1.19% (60 million US$)

Exports structure from Nicaragua in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 17.8% (907 million US$): 61 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted
  • 14.2% (724 million US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 11.1% (564 million US$): 02 - Meat and edible meat offal
  • 8.66% (441 million US$): 09 - Coffee, tea, matT and spices
  • 7.76% (395 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 5.68% (289 million US$): 24 - Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
  • 5.28% (269 million US$): 03 - Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
  • 5.16% (262 million US$): 62 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted
  • 3.75% (191 million US$): 04 - Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
  • 3.46% (176 million US$): 17 - Sugars and sugar confectionery

What did Nicaragua export in 2020?

Nicaragua's Top Exports in 2020:

  • 13.1% ($666 million): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 10.1% ($518 million): 6109 - T-shirts, singlets and other vests, knitted or crocheted.
  • 8.65% ($440 million): 0901 - Coffee, whether or not roasted or decaffeinated; coffee husks and skins; coffee substitutes containing coffee in any proportion.
  • 7.67% ($390 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.
  • 5.65% ($287 million): 0202 - Meat of bovine animals, frozen.
  • 5.17% ($263 million): 2402 - Cigars, cheroots, cigarillos and cigarettes, of tobacco or of tobacco substitutes.
  • 4.99% ($253 million): 0201 - Meat of bovine animals, fresh or chilled.
  • 4.07% ($207 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.
  • 2.98% ($151 million): 6106 - Women's or girls' blouses, shirts and shirt-blouses, knitted or crocheted.
  • 2.88% ($146 million): 0406 - Cheese and curd.

The value of merchandise imports to Nicaragua totalled $ 6.54 billion in 2020. Overall commodity imports to Nicaragua decreased by 6.3% compared to 2019. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 440 million (the value of merchandise imports to Nicaragua was equal to $6.98 billion in 2019)

Nicaragua's imports 2020 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Nicaragua in 2020:

  • USA with a share of 25% (1.65 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 13.7% (900 million US$)
  • Mexico with a share of 10.5% (690 million US$)
  • Guatemala with a share of 8.47% (554 million US$)
  • Honduras with a share of 7.07% (462 million US$)
  • Costa Rica with a share of 6.54% (428 million US$)
  • El Salvador with a share of 4.55% (297 million US$)
  • India with a share of 2.74% (179 million US$)
  • Korea with a share of 1.75% (114 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 1.74% (114 million US$)

Imports structure to Nicaragua in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 9.66% (632 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 7.56% (495 million US$): 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
  • 6.49% (424 million US$): 60 - Knitted or crocheted fabrics
  • 5.93% (388 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 5.63% (368 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 5.58% (365 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 4.4% (288 million US$): 61 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted
  • 3.34% (219 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.2% (209 million US$): 48 - Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard
  • 2.7% (177 million US$): 10 - Cereals

What did Nicaragua import in 2020?

Nicaragua's Top Imports in 2020:

  • 5.72% ($374 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.
  • 5.65% ($369 million): 6006 - Other knitted or crocheted fabrics.
  • 5.25% ($343 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.
  • 3.79% ($248 million): 6109 - T-shirts, singlets and other vests, knitted or crocheted.
  • 2.87% ($188 million): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 2.36% ($154 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.
  • 1.91% ($125 million): 3926 - Other articles of plastics and articles of other materials of headings 39.01 to 39.14.
  • 1.7% ($111 million): 3923 - Articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, of plastics; stoppers, lids, caps and other closures, of plastics.
  • 1.66% ($108 million): 3808 - Insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, herbicides, anti-sprouting products and plant-growth regulators, disinfectants and similar products, put up in forms or packings for retail sale or as preparations or articles (for example, sulphur-treated bands, wicks and candles, and fly-papers).
  • 1.51% ($98 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 | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020