Costa Rica Trade

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Costa Rica monthly trade data

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 14,345
No. Of products 2,947
No. Of partners 149
Imports (in US$ Mil) 18,428
No. Of products 4,046
No. Of partners 201

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.12
Index of export market penetration4.24
World Growth12.59
Country Growth15.65

Service Indicators 2021

Service imports (BoP, current US$)4,269,171,615.53
Service exports (BoP, current US$)9,163,703,556.20
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)35.12
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)36.77

Costa Rica top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
United States6,270 43.71
Netherlands1,037 7.23
Belgium748 5.22
Guatemala701 4.89
Panama583 4.06
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
United States6,957 37.75
China2,938 15.94
Mexico1,183 6.42
Guatemala500 2.72
Germany417 2.27

Costa Rica Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials3,536 24.65 1,224 6.64 3.64
Intermediate goods2,243 15.64 4,708 25.55 0.85
Consumer goods3,713 25.88 8,332 45.21 2.13
Capital goods4,853 33.83 4,164 22.60 0.39

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Needles, catheters, ...1,992,649.98
Instruments and appl ...1,774,079.06
Bananas, including p ...1,075,236.90
Pineapples, fresh or ...1,041,214.91
Artificial parts of ...722,918.81
Petroleum oils, etc, ...1,529,775.38
Other medicaments of ...534,585.31
Transmission apparat ...442,060.33
Maize (excl. seed)313,970.58
Other articles of pl ...236,880.33

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Costa Rica

Tariffs 2021

No. Of Tariff Agreement 25
Simple Average (%) 2.77
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 10,589,986.66
Maximum Rate (%) 150
Weighted Average (%) 1.43
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 66.08

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index (OTRI) 2009

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - MFN Tariff (2009)0.03
Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - Applied Tariff (2009)0.02

Services Service Policy Restrictive Database (SPRD)

Services Trade Restrictions Index - Over All29.30

Non-Tariff Measures (NTM) 2013

No Of NTM Measures (2013)1
No Of NTM Affected Products (HS 6 Digit) (2013)1

Temporary Trade Barriers Database (TTDB) 2013

Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Simple Average (2013)0
Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Weighted Average (2013)0

World Development Indicators (WDI)

2021 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)64,616
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)12,340.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)1,066.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)1.65

Doing Business

2019 Doing Business »
Ease of Doing Business Rank74
Trading Across Borders Rank80

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

CPIA Trade Ratings...

Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

2016 LPI »
LPI Score2.65
LPI Rank89