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

August 6, 2015
In Nicaragua, imports of Genetically Engineered crops (GE) are limited to the use of animal feed...
June 12, 2015
In 2014/2015, coffee production reached over 2 million 60 kg bags, a 14 percent increase compared to the previous cycle.
April 23, 2015
For 2014/2015, the Nicaraguan Sugar Commission anticipates a sugar cane harvest of sugar 7.2 million MT with a total sugar production of 728,042 MT, a 4 percent decreased compared to the previous year
December 25, 2014
This Report is a general review of the Nicaraguan market and its opportunities for consumer-oriented food and beverages and edible fishery products.