Costa Rica

U.S. Trade with Costa Rica in 2023

Export Market Rank
#23 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$1.03 Billion
3-Year Average
$1.02 Billion
Compound Average Growth
5.4% (2014-2023)
Total Export Value 2014 - 2023
Export Value by Commodity 2023

Top 10 Exports to Costa Rica in 2023

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Corn $145.54 Million 467,775 $147.87 Million -4%
Soybeans $145.45 Million 254,918 $120.68 Million 126%
Soybean Meal $93.76 Million 183,099 $38.13 Million 331%
Poultry Meat & Prods. (excl. eggs) $64.1 Million 35,876 $32.16 Million 335%
Pork & Pork Products $44.29 Million 12,495 $24.14 Million 213%
Dairy Products $42.73 Million 8,276 $26.24 Million 169%
Dog & Cat Food $39.29 Million 17,892 $27.8 Million 143%
Processed Vegetables $36.66 Million 26,315 $31.14 Million 39%
Food Preparations $33.16 Million 7,143 $23.9 Million 81%
Baked Goods $30.53 Million 9,259 $25.49 Million 52%

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Data and Analysis

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Costa Rica: Coffee Annual

FAS/San José projects marketing year 2024/25 coffee production to remain near record low levels, as exchange rate challenges, persistent labor shortages, and above average precipitation forecasts prevent the sector from rebounding.
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Costa Rica: Food Processing Ingredients Annual

Though relatively small, the Costa Rican food processing sector relies on U.S. exporters to maintain critical supply chains. Proximity, reliability, and familiarity help make the United States the preferred supplier for a wide range of food processing ingredients, including wheat, corn, and animal proteins.
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Costa Rica: Sugar Annual

FAS/San José expects Costa Rican sugar production in marketing year 2023/24 to recover from a 20-year low in the previous year and to continue to rise in marketing year 2024/25 on expanded area planted to sugarcane as producers in Guanacaste continue to abandon rice production.

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.
Export Sales Announcement

Export Sales to Costa Rica and Unknown Destinations

Private exporters reported the following activity: 144,907 MT of corn for delivery to Costa Rica during MY 2022/2023 and 105,664 MT of corn for delivery to unknown destinations during MY 2021/2022.