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

November 29, 2018
In Nicaragua, imports of genetically engineered crops (GE) are limited to use as animal feed.
November 29, 2018
In MY 2017/2018, palm oil production increased 23 percent due to new-planted areas starting to bear fruit.
June 7, 2018
Nicaragua’s sugar production reached a new record high in Market Year (MY) 2017/2018.
January 8, 2018
This report lists the main Nicaraguan food laws, technical regulations and import requirements.