Nicaragua Trade

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 5,273
No. Of products 2,125
No. Of partners 111
Imports (in US$ Mil) 6,986
No. Of products 3,660
No. Of partners 159

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.42
Index of export market penetration2.41
World Growth-1.13
Country Growth5.75

Service Indicators 2019

Service imports (BoP, current US$)854,600,000.00
Service exports (BoP, current US$)1,373,100,000.00
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)49.53
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)45.04

Nicaragua top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
United States3,254 61.71
El Salvador295 5.59
Mexico293 5.56
Honduras249 4.72
Costa Rica159 3.01
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
United States1,982 28.37
China894 12.80
Mexico695 9.95
Honduras608 8.70
Guatemala459 6.58

Nicaragua Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials1,584 30.05 613 8.78 2.56
Intermediate goods931 17.67 1,859 26.62 1.43
Consumer goods2,720 51.58 3,682 52.71 1.53
Capital goods37 0.70 829 11.87 1.12

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Ignition wiring sets ...506,922.27
T-shirts, singlets a ...500,555.21
Gold in unwrought fo ...498,974.43
Coffee, not roasted ...458,281.62
Frozen boneless bovi ...281,806.66
Petroleum oils, etc, ...614,545.46
T-shirts, singlets a ...313,801.65
Petroleum oils and o ...267,439.33
Other medicaments of ...249,978.75
Weft knits or croche ...245,645.69

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Nicaragua

Tariffs 2019

No. Of Tariff Agreement 16
Simple Average (%) 3.19
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 5,286,884.06
Maximum Rate (%) 164
Weighted Average (%) 1.86
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 64.60

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)

2019 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)12,611
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)1,900.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)-566.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)-4.49

Doing Business

2019 Doing Business »
Ease of Doing Business Rank142
Trading Across Borders Rank84

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

2018 CPIA »
CPIA Trade Ratings4.50

Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

2016 LPI »
LPI Score2.53
LPI Rank102