The United States exported $16 million in agricultural products to Nicaragua in fiscal year 2013. The United States works with Nicaragua both bilaterally and through the CAFTA-DR agreement to promote mutually beneficial trade and investment.

Since CAFTA-DR went into effect there in 2006, U.S. exports to Nicaragua have grown more than 70 percent.

Nicaragua has one of the highest levels of food insecurity in the world. The country is a large food aid recipient due, in part, to its inability to offset the shortfall in domestic food production with commercial imports. USDA provides assistance via the Food for Progress and McGovern-Dole Food for Education programs. 

Data & Analysis

April 27, 2016
In marketing year (MY) 2015/2016, the National Committee of Sugar Producers of Nicaragua (CNPA) anticipates a total sugarcane harvest of 5.9 million metric tons...
April 25, 2016
The United States is the world’s largest producer of beef but it also imports more beef than any other country.
January 12, 2016
This report lists the main Nicaraguan food laws, technical regulations and import requirements.
January 8, 2016
This report is a general review of the Nicaraguan market and its opportunities for consumer-oriented food and beverages and edible fishery products.