U.S. Trade with Nicaragua in 2022

Export Market Rank
#40 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$541.39 Million
3-Year Average
$418.87 Million
Compound Average Growth
10.5% (2013-2022)
Total Export Value 2013 - 2022
Export Value by Commodity 2022

Top 10 Exports to Nicaragua in 2022

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Corn $129.59 Million 405,811 $62 Million 889%
Soybean Meal $93.69 Million 175,847 $51.13 Million 149%
Cotton $62.16 Million 21,655 $11.4 Million 16637%
Wheat $50.88 Million 136,296 $14.9 Million 61%
Rice $50.74 Million 116,808 $18.57 Million 1177%
Pork & Pork Products $28.12 Million 8,963 $15.84 Million 808%
Dairy Products $25.53 Million 7,016 $12.15 Million 242%
Poultry Meat & Prods. (excl. eggs) $13.43 Million 9,153 $8.09 Million 91%
Food Preparations $13.18 Million 4,223 $11.38 Million 47%
Baked Goods $9.36 Million 4,475 $5.98 Million 174%

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Data and Analysis

International Agricultural Trade Report

Opportunities for U.S. Consumer-Oriented Products in CAFTA-DR and Panama

The Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR)[1] region and Panama combine to represent the seventh-largest market for U.S consumer-oriented products, totaling $3.7 billion in 2022.
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Nicaragua: Exporter Guide

U.S. food and agricultural exports though the first nine months of 2022 were nearly $500 million – outpacing record highs in 2021 by 30 percent – on higher commodity prices and sustained demand for U.S. feed grains.
The Government of Nicaragua has refused to issue import permits or has rejected shipments of U.S. poultry products – including raw frozen cuts, fully cooked products, and day-old chicks – from U.S. states where high pathogenicity avian influenza cases have been reported.

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.
For FY 2023, USDA anticipates awarding up to $224 million in new McGovern-Dole cooperative agreements. USDA has identified the following as priority countries for FY 2023: Cameroon, Haiti, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Sri Lanka, and Togo.

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