Costa Rica: Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   CS2022-0018

U.S. exports of consumer-oriented products rose 34 percent in 2021, climbing to $394 million, due in part to a strong recovery in the tourism sector. There were more than 1.4 million in-bound international travelers through July 2022, slightly off the pre-pandemic pace, but more than double 2021 levels and including nearly 820,000 Americans. Rising prices and ongoing logistics challenges will create a headwind for food service growth in 2023, but pent-up tourism demand and dynamic food service operators in the San José metropolitan area should continue to generate strong export opportunities for U.S. suppliers.

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