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

April 13, 2017
Costa Rica’s sugar cane production is forecast to increase 1.47 percent in 2016/2017 reaching 449,000 MT - slightly higher than the 446,000 MT produced in 2015/2016.
April 11, 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....
April 11, 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.
March 23, 2017
According to U.S. Customs data, U.S. exports of beef and beef products to Costa Rica reached a record $15.1 million in 2016 – significantly higher than the $1.7 million exported in 2009....