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About

China-Costa Rica In 2021, China exported $2.78B to Costa Rica. The main products that China exported to Costa Rica are Cold-Rolled Iron ($147M), Broadcasting Equipment ($120M), and Computers ($99.3M). During the last 26 years the exports of China to Costa Rica have increased at an annualized rate of 19%, from $30.4M in 1995 to $2.78B in 2021.

In 2021, China did not export any services to Costa Rica.

Costa Rica-China In 2021, Costa Rica exported $436M to China. The main products that Costa Rica exported to China were Medical Instruments ($163M), Frozen Bovine Meat ($91.9M), and Semiconductor Devices ($51.8M). During the last 26 years the exports of Costa Rica to China have increased at an annualized rate of 10.4%, from $33.7M in 1995 to $436M in 2021.

In 2021, Costa Rica did not export any services to China.

Comparison In 2021,  China ranked 25 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 1.07), and 1 in total exports ($3.34T). That same year, Costa Rica ranked 52 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.24), and 79 in total exports ($16.2B).

Historical Data

Bilateral Trade by Products

Depth
Value

In 2021, China exported $2.78B to Costa Rica. The main products exported from China to Costa Rica were Cold-Rolled Iron ($147M), Broadcasting Equipment ($120M), and Computers ($99.3M). During the last 26 years the exports of China to Costa Rica have increased at an annualized rate of 19%, from $30.4M in 1995 to $2.78B in 2021.

In 2021, Costa Rica exported $436M to China. The main products exported from Costa Rica to China were Medical Instruments ($163M), Frozen Bovine Meat ($91.9M), and Semiconductor Devices ($51.8M). During the last 26 years the exports of Costa Rica to China have increased at an annualized rate of 10.4%, from $33.7M in 1995 to $436M in 2021.

Exports from China (Flag) to Costa Rica (Flag) (2021)

Exports from Costa Rica (Flag) to China (Flag) (2021)

Market Competitiveness

Color
China
Top Destination
United States$530B
Costa Rica
Top Destination
United States$6.31B

This map shows whether countries import more from China or Costa Rica. Each country is colored based on the difference in imports they receive from China and Costa Rica or the difference in the growth in imports.

In 2021, countries that imported more from China than Costa Rica were United States ($530B), Hong Kong ($323B), and Japan ($168B).

In 2021, countries that imported more from Costa Rica than China were Saint Martin ($337k), Northern Mariana Islands ($7.2k), and Anguilla ($2.24k).

Difference in imports from Costa Rica (Flag) and China (Flag) (2021)

Comparative Advantage China - Costa Rica

Flow
Scale

This chart compares trade between China and Costa Rica by product, considering products traded by both, China and Costa Rica.

During 2021, China had a large net trade with Costa Rica in the exports of Machines ($823M), Metals ($548M), and Miscellaneous ($239M).

During 2021, Costa Rica had a large net trade with China in the exports of Instruments ($190M), Machines ($99.9M), and Animal Products ($98.2M).

Economic Complexity

Competitive Landscape

This visualization show the product space at the HS4 level colored from blue to yellow.  This mean that the more blue a dot/product is, the more China has comparative advantage over Costa Rica. Similarly, the more yellow a dot/product is, the more Costa Rica has comparative advantage over China.

Product Space of China (Flag) and Costa Rica (Flag) (2021)

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