Overview: This page contains the latest international trade data for Costa Rica, including service trade data, and tariffs. In 2018 Costa Rica was the number 77 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 80 in total exports, the number 82 in total imports, and the number 53 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2018, Costa Rica exported $12.9B and imported $15.7B, resulting in a negative trade balance of -$2.77B. In 2018, Costa Rica's exports per capita were $2.59k and its imports per capita were $3.14k.
Trade: The top exports of Costa Rica are Medical Instruments ($2.69B), Bananas ($1.22B), Tropical Fruits ($1.18B), Orthopedic Appliances ($845M), and Other Edible Preparations ($427M). The top imports of Costa Rica are Refined Petroleum ($1.62B), Cars ($592M), Broadcasting Equipment ($523M), Medical Instruments ($406M), and Packaged Medicaments ($355M).
Destinations: Costa Rica exports mostly to United States ($4.7B), Netherlands ($704M), Belgium-Luxembourg ($698M), Panama ($581M), and Guatemala ($571M), and imports mostly from United States ($6.3B), China ($2.07B), Mexico ($1.09B), Brazil ($487M), and Guatemala ($408M).
Location: Costa Rica borders Nicaragua and Panama by land and Colombia and Ecuador by sea.