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$23.3TCURRENT US$
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49.5%CURRENT US$
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$64.6BCURRENT US$
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51.1%CURRENT US$
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$70,219CURRENT US$
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40.3%CURRENT US$
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$12,537CURRENT US$
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37.2%CURRENT US$
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About

United States-Costa Rica In 2021, United States exported $6.89B to Costa Rica. The main products that United States exported to Costa Rica are Refined Petroleum ($1.32B), Medical Instruments ($412M), and Corn ($244M). During the last 26 years the exports of United States to Costa Rica have increased at an annualized rate of 5.49%, from $1.72B in 1995 to $6.89B in 2021.

In 2017, United States exported services to Costa Rica worth $1.87B, with Travel ($777M), Transportation ($426M), and Financial services ($239M) being the largest in terms of value.

Costa Rica-United States In 2021, Costa Rica exported $6.31B to United States. The main products that Costa Rica exported to United States were Medical Instruments ($2.85B), Tropical Fruits ($541M), and Orthopedic Appliances ($504M). During the last 26 years the exports of Costa Rica to United States have increased at an annualized rate of 5.54%, from $1.55B in 1995 to $6.31B in 2021.

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

Comparison In 2021,  United States ranked 10 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 1.46), and 2 in total exports ($1.63T). 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, United States exported $6.89B to Costa Rica. The main products exported from United States to Costa Rica were Refined Petroleum ($1.32B), Medical Instruments ($412M), and Corn ($244M). During the last 26 years the exports of United States to Costa Rica have increased at an annualized rate of 5.49%, from $1.72B in 1995 to $6.89B in 2021.

In 2021, Costa Rica exported $6.31B to United States. The main products exported from Costa Rica to United States were Medical Instruments ($2.85B), Tropical Fruits ($541M), and Orthopedic Appliances ($504M). During the last 26 years the exports of Costa Rica to United States have increased at an annualized rate of 5.54%, from $1.55B in 1995 to $6.31B in 2021.

Exports from United States (Flag) to Costa Rica (Flag) (2021)

Exports from Costa Rica (Flag) to United States (Flag) (2021)

Market Competitiveness

Color
United States
Top Destination
Canada$259B
Costa Rica
Top Destination
United States$6.31B

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

In 2021, countries that imported more from United States than Costa Rica were Canada ($259B), Mexico ($247B), and China ($151B).

In 2021, countries that imported more from Costa Rica than United States were North Korea ($28.8k), Northern Mariana Islands ($7.2k), and Guam ($2.06k).

Difference in imports from Costa Rica (Flag) and United States (Flag) (2021)

Comparative Advantage United States - Costa Rica

Flow
Scale

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

During 2021, United States had a large net trade with Costa Rica in the exports of Mineral Products ($1.52B), Machines ($1.31B), and Plastics and Rubbers ($775M).

During 2021, Costa Rica had a large net trade with United States in the exports of Instruments ($3.56B), Vegetable Products ($1.37B), and Plastics and Rubbers ($370M).

Service Trade

Bilateral Service Trade

In 2017, United States exported services to Costa Rica worth $1.87B, with Travel ($777M), Transportation ($426M), and Financial services ($239M) being the largest in terms of value.

Service trade data is presented based on availability.

Services Exports from United States (Flag) to Costa Rica (Flag) (2017)

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 United States has comparative advantage over Costa Rica. Similarly, the more yellow a dot/product is, the more Costa Rica has comparative advantage over United States.

Product Space of United States (Flag) and Costa Rica (Flag) (2021)

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