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Costa Rica Trade Summary

2009

Costa Rica exports, imports, tariff by year.

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR COSTA RICA 2009

Overall Exports and Imports for Costa Rica 2009

Exports and imports of Costa Rica in 2009 are below, along with number of countries and products

  • The total value of exports (FoB) was 8,836 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) was 11,550 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 2,787 products were exported to 146 countries and 4,015 products were imported from 191 countries.

Costa Rica top 5 Export and Import partners 2009

Top five countries to which Costa Rica exported in 2009 are below, along with the percent of total exports that went to that country:

  1. Costa Rica exports to United States worth US$ 3,226 million, with a partner share of 36.51 percent.
  2. Costa Rica exports to China worth US$ 766 million, with a partner share of 8.66 percent.
  3. Costa Rica exports to Netherlands worth US$ 619 million, with a partner share of 7.01 percent.
  4. Costa Rica exports to Panama worth US$ 341 million, with a partner share of 3.86 percent.
  5. Costa Rica exports to Hong Kong, China worth US$ 337 million, with a partner share of 3.81 percent.

Top five countries from which Costa Rica imported goods in 2009 are below, along with percent of total imports that came from the country :

  1. Costa Rica imports from United States worth US$ 5,305 million, with a partner share of 45.93 percent.
  2. Costa Rica imports from Mexico worth US$ 750 million, with a partner share of 6.49 percent.
  3. Costa Rica imports from China worth US$ 700 million, with a partner share of 6.06 percent.
  4. Costa Rica imports from Japan worth US$ 658 million, with a partner share of 5.70 percent.
  5. Costa Rica imports from Colombia worth US$ 316 million, with a partner share of 2.74 percent.

Costa Rica Top 5 Productsexports imports at HS 6 digit level 2009

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

  1. Costa Rica exported Parts and accessories of automatic data process , worth US$ 856,756.34 million.
  2. Costa Rica exported Monolithic integrated circuits, digital , worth US$ 662,661.05 million.
  3. Costa Rica exported Bananas, including plantains, fresh or dried , worth US$ 448,150.22 million.
  4. Costa Rica exported Pineapples, fresh or dried , worth US$ 444,831.25 million.
  5. Costa Rica exported Needles, catheters, cannulae and the like, nes , worth US$ 377,618.93 million.

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

  1. Costa Rica imported Monolithic integrated circuits, digital , worth US$ 988,434.70 million.
  2. Costa Rica imported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 792,706.21 million.
  3. Costa Rica imported Printed circuits , worth US$ 370,383.13 million.
  4. Costa Rica imported Other medicaments of mixed or unmixed products, , worth US$ 314,049.95 million.
  5. Costa Rica imported Parts and accessories of automatic data process , worth US$ 142,382.79 million.

Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2009

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2009 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import

Tariffs 2009

Tariffs imposed by Costa Rica in 2009 are below

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product was 150 percent.
  • The simple average tariff across all products was 4.54 percent.
  • The trade weighted average tariff was 2.18 .
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars were 5,707,218.52 and duty free tariff line items share was 59.19 percent.

Development Indicators 2009

Key Development Indicators of Costa Rica in 2009 are below

  • Costa Rica GDP in current US dollar was 30,746 million.
  • GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$) was 6,540.00 .
  • Costa Rica Trade balance: as % of GDP was -0.49.
  • Trade balance in current US$ was -152.00 million.
  • Trade as percentage of GDP was 69.76 .
  • Trade in services as percentage of GDP was 18.31 .

Trade Indicators 2009

Trade Indicators for Costa Rica in 2009 are below

  • Hirschman Herfindahl market concentration index was 0.12.
  • Index of export market penetration was 3.93.
  • World Growth in percentage was -12.27 and Costa Rica Country Growth was 5.15 .