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2019
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Exports
: $276M, Rnk 95 / 223

2019
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Top Product
: $22.8M, Cars

2019
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Exports
: $255M, Rnk 13 / 164

2019
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Top Product
: $69.7M, Bananas

2019
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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI 1.98, Rnk 4 / 157

2019
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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI 0.36, Rnk 53 / 157

2019
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GDP
: $3.86T, CURRENT US$
Rnk 4 / 187

2009-2019
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GDP GROWTH
: 13.6%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 158 / 187

2019
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 GDP
: $61.8B, CURRENT US$
Rnk 77 / 187

2009-2019
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GDP GROWTH
: 102%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 32 / 187

2019
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GDP PC 
: $46,445, CURRENT US$
Rnk 18 / 187

2009-2019
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GDP PC GROWTH
: 12%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 135 / 187

2019
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GDP PC 
: $12,244, CURRENT US$
Rnk 63 / 187

2009-2019
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GDP PC GROWTH
: 81.1%, CURRENT US$
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Germany-Costa Rica: In 2019, Germany exported $276M to Costa Rica. The main products that Germany exported to Costa Rica are Cars ($22.8M), Blood, antisera, vaccines, toxins and cultures ($21.6M), and Medical Instruments ($14.8M). During the last 24 years the exports of Germany to Costa Rica have increased at an annualized rate of 3.91%, from $110M in 1995 to $276M in 2019.

In 2019, Germany did not exported services to Costa Rica.

Costa Rica-Germany: In 2019, Costa Rica exported $255M to Germany . The main products that Costa Rica exported to Germany were Bananas ($69.7M), Palm Oil ($24.3M), and Orthopedic Appliances ($22.9M). During the last 24 years the exports of Costa Rica to Germany have increased at an annualized rate of 1.07%, from $197M in 1995 to $255M in 2019.

In 2019, Costa Rica did not exported services to Germany.

Comparison: In 2019,  Germany ranked 4 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 1.98), and 3 in total exports ($1.44T). That same year, Costa Rica ranked 53 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.36), and 84 in total exports ($13B).

Bilateral Trade by Products

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In 2019, Germany exported $276M to Costa Rica. The main products exported from Germany to Costa Rica were Cars ($22.8M), Blood, antisera, vaccines, toxins and cultures ($21.6M), and Medical Instruments ($14.8M). During the last 24 years the exports of Germany to Costa Rica have increased at an annualized rate of 3.91%, from $110M in 1995 to $276M in 2019.

In 2019, Costa Rica exported $255M to Germany. The main products exported from Costa Rica to Germany were Bananas ($69.7M), Palm Oil ($24.3M), and Orthopedic Appliances ($22.9M). During the last 24 years the exports of Costa Rica to Germany have increased at an annualized rate of 1.07%, from $197M in 1995 to $255M in 2019.

Market Competitiveness

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Germany
Top Destination
: United States, $131B

Costa Rica
Top Destination
: United States, $4.92B

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

In 2019, countries that imported more from Germany than Costa Rica were United States ($131B), France ($115B), and China ($107B).

In 2019, countries that imported more from Costa Rica than Germany were Nicaragua ($453M), Guatemala ($632M), and Honduras ($391M).

Comparative Advantage Germany - Costa Rica

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

During 2019, Germany had a large net trade with Costa Rica in the exports of Chemical Products ($68.1M), Machines ($66.5M), and Instruments ($38.7M).

During 2019, Costa Rica had a large net trade with Germany in the exports of Vegetable Products ($115M), Machines ($41.1M), and Instruments ($36.5M).

Tariff Section

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This section shows import tariffs for products traded between Germany and Costa Rica (using the HS6 product classification and the last year reported).

In 2017, the products from Germany that paid the highest import tariffs to enter Costa Rica were Mushrooms, prepared or preserved, not in vinegar (117%) and Vegetables: mushrooms of the genus Agaricus, provisionally preserved but unsuitable in that state for immediate consumption (116%).

In 2018, the products from Costa Rica that paid the highest import tariffs to enter Germany were Meat and edible offal: of fowls of the species Gallus domesticus, cuts and offal, fresh or chilled (80.9%) and Meat and edible offal: of fowls of the species Gallus domesticus, cuts and offal, frozen (80.9%).

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*The tariffs present between Germany and Costa Rica are:
122: EU preferential tariff for sugar producing countries
136: Most Favoured Nation duty rate treatement
181: Preferential tariff for Central American Common Market CACM (Spanish: Mercado ComΓΊn Centroamericano MCCA) Central American Integration System SICA

Economic Complexity

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Competitive Landscape

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