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

November 17, 2017
Tourism, agriculture, high technology and services are driving Costa Rica’s economy.
November 9, 2017
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....
November 9, 2017
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.
November 2, 2017
Tropical Storm Nate passed through Costa Rica in early October causing widespread damage to infrastructure and to agriculture.