Nicaragua

The United States exported $16 million in agricultural products to Nicaragua in fiscal year 2013. The United States works with Nicaragua both bilaterally and through the CAFTA-DR agreement to promote mutually beneficial trade and investment.

Since CAFTA-DR went into effect there in 2006, U.S. exports to Nicaragua have grown more than 70 percent.

Nicaragua has one of the highest levels of food insecurity in the world. The country is a large food aid recipient due, in part, to its inability to offset the shortfall in domestic food production with commercial imports. USDA provides assistance via the Food for Progress and McGovern-Dole Food for Education programs. 

Data & Analysis

May 31, 2019
The Nicaraguan coffee sector is in the middle of the worst crisis of the last decade.
May 10, 2019
Peanut production fell 14 percent in marketing year (MY) 2018/2019.
April 30, 2019
This report lists the main Nicaraguan food laws, technical regulations and import requirements.
April 18, 2019
Nicaragua had a good sugar harvest in Market Year 2018/2019.