Costa Rica is the 80th largest export economy in the world and the 49th most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2017, Costa Rica exported $10.8B and imported $10.3B, resulting in a positive trade balance of $525M. In 2017 the GDP of Costa Rica was $57.3B and its GDP per capita was $17.1k.
The top exports of Costa Rica are Bananas ($1.75B), Tropical Fruits ($1.54B), Medical Instruments ($1.21B), Orthopedic Appliances ($802M) and Semiconductor Devices ($527M), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Refined Petroleum ($1.41B), Cars ($551M), Computers ($163M), Broadcasting Equipment ($153M) and Packaged Medicaments ($149M).
The top export destinations of Costa Rica are the United States ($3.18B), China ($784M), Belgium-Luxembourg ($758M), the Netherlands ($634M) and Germany ($563M). The top import origins are the United States ($3.88B), China ($1.47B), Mexico ($948M), Japan ($301M) and Brazil ($276M).