Nicaragua Trade at a Glance : Most Recent Values

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 4,667
No. Of products 1,939
No. Of partners 123
Imports (in US$ Mil) 5,866
No. Of products 3,731
No. Of partners 166

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.42
Index of export market penetration2.15
World Growth-6.47
Country Growth-2.69

Service Indicators 2016

Service imports (BoP, current US$)1,147,600,000.00
Service exports (BoP, current US$)1,394,100,000.00
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)56.97
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)38.97

Nicaragua top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
United States2,507 53.71
Mexico519 11.12
Venezuela290 6.22
El Salvador259 5.56
Honduras174 3.73
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
United States1,057 18.01
China846 14.41
Mexico610 10.40
Costa Rica479 8.17
Guatemala407 6.95

Nicaragua Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials1,465 31.39 545 9.30 2.59
Intermediate goods736 15.78 1,041 17.74 1.79
Consumer goods2,443 52.33 2,951 50.31 2.29
Capital goods23 0.49 1,325 22.58 1.30

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Ignition wiring sets ...567,043.23
Coffee, not roasted ...392,362.60
Gold in unwrought fo ...313,745.04
Frozen boneless bovi ...284,649.77
T-shirts, singlets a ...258,558.36
Petroleum oils, etc, ...387,974.90
Petroleum oils and o ...300,750.61
Other medicaments of ...251,785.22
Diesel powered truck ...126,656.51
Other food preparati ...73,793.00

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Nicaragua

Tariffs 2015

No. Of Tariff Agreement 11
Simple Average (%) 3.73
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 4,293,695.58
Maximum Rate (%) 164
Weighted Average (%) 2
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 60.90

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index (OTRI) 2009

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - MFN Tariff (2009)0.15
Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - Applied Tariff (2009)0.12

Services Service Policy Restrictive Database (SPRD)

Services Trade Restrictions Index - Over All12.80

Non-Tariff Measures (NTM) 2014

No Of NTM Measures (2014)55
No Of NTM Affected Products (HS 6 Digit) (2014)1,026

Temporary Trade Barriers Database (TTDB)

Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Simple Average...
Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Weighted Average...

World Development Indicators (WDI)

2016 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)13,231
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)2,050.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)-2,381.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)-18.00

Doing Business

2018 Doing Business »
Ease of Doing Business Rank131
Trading Across Borders Rank74

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

2016 CPIA »
CPIA Trade Ratings4.50

Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

2016 LPI »
LPI Score2.53
LPI Rank102