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Costa Rica Trade

Latest trade data available from various sources.
Costa Rica monthly trade data

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR Costa Rica

Overall Exports and Imports for Costa Rica 2018

  • The total value of exports (FOB) is US$ 11,252 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) is US$ 16,563 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 2,850 products are exported to 152 countries and 4,084 products are imported from 196 countries.

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level 2018

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

  • Costa Rica exported Needles, catheters, cannulae and the like, nes , worth US$ 1,315,221.64 million.
  • Costa Rica exported Pineapples, fresh or dried , worth US$ 1,038,151.82 million.
  • Costa Rica exported Bananas, including plantains, fresh or dried , worth US$ 1,030,913.78 million.
  • Costa Rica exported Instruments and appliances used in medical or v , worth US$ 841,998.28 million.
  • Costa Rica exported Artificial parts of the body, nes , worth US$ 606,604.00 million.

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

  • Costa Rica imported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 1,557,887.31 million.
  • Costa Rica imported Other medicaments of mixed or unmixed products, , worth US$ 481,214.28 million.
  • Costa Rica imported Transmission apparatus, for radioteleph incorpo , worth US$ 470,334.49 million.
  • Costa Rica imported Automobiles with reciprocating piston engine di , worth US$ 316,392.32 million.
  • Costa Rica imported Other articles of plastics, nes , worth US$ 207,194.56 million.

Costa Rica top 5 Export and Import partners 2018

The top five countries to which Costa Rica exported 2018 along with the partner share in percentage are:

  1. Costa Rica exports to United States worth US$ 4,625 million, with a partner share of 41.10 percent.
  2. Costa Rica exports to Netherlands worth US$ 679 million, with a partner share of 6.03 percent.
  3. Costa Rica exports to Belgium worth US$ 675 million, with a partner share of 6.00 percent.
  4. Costa Rica exports to Panama worth US$ 581 million, with a partner share of 5.16 percent.
  5. Costa Rica exports to Guatemala worth US$ 571 million, with a partner share of 5.07 percent.

The top five countries to which Costa Rica imported goods 2018 along with the share in percentage are

  1. Costa Rica imports from United States worth US$ 6,476 million, with a partner share of 39.10 percent.
  2. Costa Rica imports from China worth US$ 2,271 million, with a partner share of 13.71 percent.
  3. Costa Rica imports from Mexico worth US$ 1,167 million, with a partner share of 7.05 percent.
  4. Costa Rica imports from Guatemala worth US$ 415 million, with a partner share of 2.51 percent.
  5. Costa Rica imports from Germany worth US$ 415 million, with a partner share of 2.50 percent.

Costa Rica Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2018

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2018 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import.


Tariff and Trade Barriers

Tariffs 2018

Tariffs imposed by Costa Rica in 2018 are below.

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product is 150.
  • The simple average tariff across all products is 3.47.
  • The trade weighted average tariff is 1.80.
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars are 10,470,198.70 and duty free tariff line items share is 63.60.

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index (OTRI) 2009

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  • Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - Applied Tariff for the year 2009 is 0.02.
  • Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - MFN Tariff for the year 2009 is 0.03.

Non-Tariff Measures (NTM)

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  • No Of NTM Measures is 1.
  • No Of NTM Affected Products (HS 6 Digit) is 1.

Temporary Trade Barriers Database (TTDB) 2013.

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  • Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Simple Average for the year 2013 is 0.
  • Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Weighted Average for the year 2013 is 0.

Costa Rica World Development Indicators (WDI) 2018

Key Development Indicators of Costa Rica in 2018 are below

WDI

Costa Rica Doing Business 2019

  • The ease of doing business rank for Costa Rica is 74.
  • The trade across border rank is 80.
Doing Business

Costa Rica Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA),

  • The CPIA Trade Ratings for is not available.
CPIA

Costa RicaLogistics Performance Index (LPI) 2016

  • The LPI score for Costa Rica in 2016 is 2.65.
  • The LPI rank is 89.
LPI

Costa Rica Services Service Policy Restrictive Database (SPRD)

  • Services Trade Restrictions Index (Over All) for Costa Rica is 29.30.
SPRD