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Costa Rica Trade Summary

1998

Costa Rica exports, imports, tariff by year.

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR COSTA RICA 1998

Overall Exports and Imports for Costa Rica 1998

Exports and imports of Costa Rica in 1998 are below, along with number of countries and products

  • The total value of exports (FoB) was 5,151 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) was 6,237 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 2,661 products were exported to 111 countries and 4,374 products were imported from 124 countries.

Costa Rica top 5 Export and Import partners 1998

Top five countries to which Costa Rica exported in 1998 are below, along with the percent of total exports that went to that country:

  1. Costa Rica exports to United States worth US$ 2,101 million, with a partner share of 40.79 percent.
  2. Costa Rica exports to Nicaragua worth US$ 475 million, with a partner share of 9.23 percent.
  3. Costa Rica exports to Guatemala worth US$ 224 million, with a partner share of 4.36 percent.
  4. Costa Rica exports to United Kingdom worth US$ 216 million, with a partner share of 4.20 percent.
  5. Costa Rica exports to Germany worth US$ 216 million, with a partner share of 4.20 percent.

Top five countries from which Costa Rica imported goods in 1998 are below, along with percent of total imports that came from the country :

  1. Costa Rica imports from United States worth US$ 3,484 million, with a partner share of 55.86 percent.
  2. Costa Rica imports from Japan worth US$ 385 million, with a partner share of 6.17 percent.
  3. Costa Rica imports from Mexico worth US$ 328 million, with a partner share of 5.26 percent.
  4. Costa Rica imports from Venezuela worth US$ 186 million, with a partner share of 2.99 percent.
  5. Costa Rica imports from Guatemala worth US$ 145 million, with a partner share of 2.32 percent.

Costa Rica Top 5 Productsexports imports at HS 6 digit level 1998

The top five exported HS 6 digit level products to world by Costa Rica along with trade value are:

  1. Costa Rica exported Bananas, including plantains, fresh or dried , worth US$ 684,706.43 million.
  2. Costa Rica exported Parts and accessories of automatic data process , worth US$ 539,791.81 million.
  3. Costa Rica exported Coffee, not roasted or decaffeinated , worth US$ 409,452.32 million.
  4. Costa Rica exported Electronic integrated circuits and microassembl , worth US$ 398,265.57 million.
  5. Costa Rica exported Pineapples, fresh or dried , worth US$ 114,967.82 million.

The top five imported HS 6 digit level products from world by Costa Rica along with trade value are

  1. Costa Rica imported Hybrid integrated circuits , worth US$ 479,731.39 million.
  2. Costa Rica imported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 250,134.83 million.
  3. Costa Rica imported Automobiles with reciprocating piston engine di , worth US$ 237,477.68 million.
  4. Costa Rica imported Women's or girls' trousers, breeches, etc, of c , worth US$ 114,917.35 million.
  5. Costa Rica imported Other medicaments of mixed or unmixed products, , worth US$ 93,057.98 million.

Exports and Imports of Product Groups 1998

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 1998 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import

Tariffs 1998

Tariffs imposed by Costa Rica in 1998 are below

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product was 258 percent.
  • The simple average tariff across all products was 6.41 percent.
  • The trade weighted average tariff was 6.32 .
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars were 1,454,852.53 and duty free tariff line items share was 32.06 percent.

Development Indicators 1998

Key Development Indicators of Costa Rica in 1998 are below

  • Costa Rica GDP in current US dollar was 13,684 million.
  • GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$) was 3,400.00 .
  • Costa Rica Trade balance: as % of GDP was -4.11.
  • Trade balance in current US$ was -563.00 million.
  • Trade as percentage of GDP was 92.04 .
  • Trade in services as percentage of GDP was 23.48 .

Trade Indicators 1998

Trade Indicators for Costa Rica in 1998 are below

  • Hirschman Herfindahl market concentration index was 0.26.
  • Index of export market penetration was 2.88.
  • World Growth in percentage was -0.47 and Costa Rica Country Growth was 10.70 .