Costa Rica

U.S. exports of food and agricultural products to Costa Rica totaled $482 million in fiscal 2013. Rice and black beans are the only bulk commodities that Costa Rica produces, but production cannot fulfill domestic consumption needs and imports are required to meet demand. Costa Rica also imports wheat, yellow corn and soybeans for milling/crushing.

The United States works with Costa Rica both bilaterally and through the CAFTA-DR agreement to promote mutually beneficial trade and investment. 

Data & Analysis

February 9, 2016
Monthly report on crop acreage, yield and production in major countries worldwide. Sources include reporting from FAS’s worldwide offices, official statistics of foreign governments....
February 9, 2016
This monthly report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in grains.
February 2, 2016
Costa Rica is one of the major importers of raw materials and ingredients for the food processing industry in Central America.
February 2, 2016
In 2014, the retail industry continued its planned expansion with major retailers moving deeper into the small store segment, targeting customers who shop in convenience and small stores.