Costa Rica Trade

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 11,252
No. Of products 2,850
No. Of partners 152
Imports (in US$ Mil) 16,563
No. Of products 4,084
No. Of partners 196

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.16
Index of export market penetration3.42
World Growth3.50
Country Growth-2.15

Service Indicators 2018

Service imports (BoP, current US$)3,800,680,014.80
Service exports (BoP, current US$)9,122,014,398.70
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)33.24
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)33.75

Costa Rica top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
United States4,625 41.10
Netherlands679 6.03
Belgium675 6.00
Panama581 5.16
Guatemala571 5.07
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
United States6,476 39.10
China2,271 13.71
Mexico1,167 7.05
Guatemala415 2.51
Germany415 2.50

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 materials3,272 29.08 932 5.63 5.12
Intermediate goods1,750 15.56 3,919 23.66 1.12
Consumer goods3,237 28.77 7,867 47.50 2.39
Capital goods2,992 26.59 3,845 23.21 0.77

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Needles, catheters, ...1,315,221.64
Pineapples, fresh or ...1,038,151.82
Bananas, including p ...1,030,913.78
Instruments and appl ...841,998.28
Artificial parts of ...606,604.00
Petroleum oils, etc, ...1,557,887.31
Other medicaments of ...481,214.28
Transmission apparat ...470,334.49
Automobiles with rec ...316,392.32
Other articles of pl ...207,194.56

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Costa Rica

Tariffs 2018

No. Of Tariff Agreement 22
Simple Average (%) 3.47
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 10,470,198.70
Maximum Rate (%) 150
Weighted Average (%) 1.80
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 63.60

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)

2018 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)60,130
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)11,520.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)304.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)0.51

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