Costa Rica

U.S. Trade with Costa Rica in 2022

Export Market Rank
#29 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$1.05 Billion
3-Year Average
$929.33 Million
Compound Average Growth
7.9% (2013-2022)
Total Export Value 2013 - 2022
Export Value by Commodity 2022

Top 10 Exports to Costa Rica in 2022

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Soybeans $177.39 Million 277,160 $111.99 Million 203%
Corn $167.39 Million 532,212 $138.59 Million 218%
Soybean Meal $60.16 Million 115,053 $30.7 Million 210%
Dog & Cat Food $47.98 Million 23,407 $25.28 Million 233%
Wheat $42.85 Million 110,995 $31.36 Million -2%
Poultry Meat & Prods. (excl. eggs) $42.54 Million 20,611 $27.35 Million 166%
Dairy Products $40.34 Million 7,383 $23.19 Million 228%
Processed Vegetables $37.27 Million 32,670 $29.91 Million 53%
Cotton $36.44 Million 12,687 $13.55 Million 18436%
Beef & Beef Products $34.38 Million 4,524 $17.11 Million 513%

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Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Costa Rica: Coffee Annual

FAS/San José is projecting a small marketing year 2023/24 production increase to 1.44 million 60-kilogram bags, based on positive initial flowering, expected appropriate fertilization levels, and better overall condition of farms.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Costa Rica: Sugar Annual

FAS/San José projects Costa Rican sugar production to rebound to 400,000 metric tons in marketing year 2023/24, climbing nearly 10 percent higher from marketing year 2022/23, on drier conditions associated with the anticipated return of an El Niño weather system.
The Chaves Government introduced a 10-year national agricultural strategy targeting improved export competitiveness through more efficient institutions and the adoption or development of innovative technologies.

News and Features

USDA's Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis Taylor arrived in Panama City today to launch an agribusiness trade mission. Taylor and a delegation of representatives from agribusiness and farm organizations and state departments of agriculture look to develop stronger ties and build economic partnerships between the United States and Panama and markets throughout CAFTA-DR region.
USDA's Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis M. Taylor will lead a delegation of 26 agribusinesses and farm organizations to Panama City, Panama, from March 19 to 23.
June 17, 2022
Export Sales Announcement

Export Sales to Costa Rica and Unknown Destinations

Private exporters reported the following activity: 144,907 MT of corn for delivery to Costa Rica during MY 2022/2023 and 105,664 MT of corn for delivery to unknown destinations during MY 2021/2022.

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