Costa Rica Trade at a Glance : Most Recent Values

Latest trade data available from various sources.

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 9,908
No. Of products 2,917
No. Of partners 149
Imports (in US$ Mil) 15,322
No. Of products 4,107
No. Of partners 201

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.13
Index of export market penetration3.71
World Growth-1.59
Country Growth-1.09

Service Indicators 2017

Service imports (BoP, current US$)3,656,732,363.85
Service exports (BoP, current US$)8,749,073,706.31
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)32.92
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)33.35

Costa Rica top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
United States4,058 40.96
Netherlands575 5.81
Panama561 5.66
Belgium532 5.37
Nicaragua517 5.22
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
United States5,711 37.28
China2,082 13.59
Mexico1,067 6.96
Unspecified485 3.17
Guatemala417 2.72

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 materials2,999 30.27 898 5.86 3.32
Intermediate goods1,394 14.07 3,349 21.86 1.09
Consumer goods3,089 31.18 7,296 47.62 2.55
Capital goods2,426 24.48 3,779 24.67 0.99

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Bananas, including p ...996,814.98
Needles, catheters, ...969,831.99
Pineapples, fresh or ...905,310.88
Instruments and appl ...724,510.61
Artificial parts of ...432,550.67
Petroleum oils, etc, ...1,092,374.56
Other medicaments of ...474,509.07
Automobiles with rec ...449,451.03
Transmission apparat ...294,568.73
Other articles of pl ...172,295.20

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Costa Rica

Tariffs 2016

No. Of Tariff Agreement 24
Simple Average (%) 3.81
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 10,897,363.50
Maximum Rate (%) 150
Weighted Average (%) 1.78
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 61.21

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)

2017 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)57,286
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)11,120.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)244.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)0.43

Doing Business

2018 Doing Business »
Ease of Doing Business Rank61
Trading Across Borders Rank73

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

CPIA Trade Ratings...

Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

2016 LPI »
LPI Score2.65
LPI Rank89