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Costa Rica Trade Summary

2012

Costa Rica exports, imports, tariff by year.

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR COSTA RICA 2012

Overall Exports and Imports for Costa Rica 2012

Exports and imports of Costa Rica in 2012 are below, along with number of countries and products

  • The total value of exports (FoB) was 11,251 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) was 18,356 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 3,009 products were exported to 148 countries and 4,118 products were imported from 192 countries.

Costa Rica top 5 Export and Import partners 2012

Top five countries to which Costa Rica exported in 2012 are below, along with the percent of total exports that went to that country:

  1. Costa Rica exports to United States worth US$ 4,307 million, with a partner share of 38.28 percent.
  2. Costa Rica exports to Netherlands worth US$ 850 million, with a partner share of 7.56 percent.
  3. Costa Rica exports to Panama worth US$ 584 million, with a partner share of 5.19 percent.
  4. Costa Rica exports to Hong Kong, China worth US$ 533 million, with a partner share of 4.74 percent.
  5. Costa Rica exports to Nicaragua worth US$ 501 million, with a partner share of 4.46 percent.

Top five countries from which Costa Rica imported goods in 2012 are below, along with percent of total imports that came from the country :

  1. Costa Rica imports from United States worth US$ 9,519 million, with a partner share of 51.86 percent.
  2. Costa Rica imports from China worth US$ 1,446 million, with a partner share of 7.88 percent.
  3. Costa Rica imports from Mexico worth US$ 1,187 million, with a partner share of 6.47 percent.
  4. Costa Rica imports from Japan worth US$ 561 million, with a partner share of 3.05 percent.
  5. Costa Rica imports from Panama worth US$ 531 million, with a partner share of 2.89 percent.

Costa Rica Top 5 Productsexports imports at HS 6 digit level 2012

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

  1. Costa Rica exported Monolithic integrated circuits, nes , worth US$ 2,098,099.17 million.
  2. Costa Rica exported Pineapples, fresh or dried , worth US$ 794,794.49 million.
  3. Costa Rica exported Bananas, including plantains, fresh or dried , worth US$ 706,741.20 million.
  4. Costa Rica exported Needles, catheters, cannulae and the like, nes , worth US$ 604,567.28 million.
  5. Costa Rica exported Coffee, not roasted or decaffeinated , worth US$ 418,564.33 million.

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

  1. Costa Rica imported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 2,161,588.41 million.
  2. Costa Rica imported Monolithic integrated circuits, nes , worth US$ 1,612,860.04 million.
  3. Costa Rica imported Printed circuits , worth US$ 701,875.42 million.
  4. Costa Rica imported Other medicaments of mixed or unmixed products, , worth US$ 370,205.93 million.
  5. Costa Rica imported Automobiles with reciprocating piston engine di , worth US$ 341,595.41 million.

Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2012

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2012 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import

Tariffs 2012

Tariffs imposed by Costa Rica in 2012 are below

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product was 150 percent.
  • The simple average tariff across all products was 4.40 percent.
  • The trade weighted average tariff was 1.76 .
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars were 11,778,340.11 and duty free tariff line items share was 61.17 percent.

Development Indicators 2012

Key Development Indicators of Costa Rica in 2012 are below

  • Costa Rica GDP in current US dollar was 46,473 million.
  • GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$) was 9,210.00 .
  • Costa Rica Trade balance: as % of GDP was -3.81.
  • Trade balance in current US$ was -1,768.00 million.
  • Trade as percentage of GDP was 68.14 .
  • Trade in services as percentage of GDP was 18.15 .

Trade Indicators 2012

Trade Indicators for Costa Rica in 2012 are below

  • Hirschman Herfindahl market concentration index was 0.15.
  • Index of export market penetration was 3.93.
  • World Growth in percentage was 0.02 and Costa Rica Country Growth was 7.43 .