Costa Rica

U.S. Trade with Costa Rica in 2022

Export Market Rank
#29 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$1.05 Billion
3-Year Average
$928.23 Million
Compound Average Growth
7.9% (2013-2022)
Total Export Value 2013 - 2022
Export Value by Commodity 2022

Top 10 Exports to Costa Rica in 2022

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Soybeans $177.39 Million 277,160 $111.99 Million 203%
Corn $167.39 Million 532,212 $138.59 Million 218%
Soybean Meal $60.16 Million 115,053 $30.7 Million 210%
Dog & Cat Food $48.23 Million 23,422 $25.31 Million 235%
Wheat $42.85 Million 110,995 $31.36 Million -2%
Poultry Meat & Prods. (excl. eggs) $42.54 Million 20,631 $27.35 Million 166%
Dairy Products $40.36 Million 7,386 $23.19 Million 228%
Processed Vegetables $37.26 Million 32,666 $29.91 Million 53%
Cotton $36.44 Million 12,687 $13.55 Million 18436%
Beef & Beef Products $34.1 Million 4,499 $17.08 Million 508%

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Data and Analysis

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Costa Rica: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Genetically engineered crop area planted increased in 2023, though it remained small and limited to cotton for seed and pink pineapples.
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Costa Rica: Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional

Representing more than 8 percent of Costa Rica's national economy, tourism is a significant driver of food service demand and wields considerable influence over consumer-oriented product import suppliers to Costa Rica.
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Costa Rica: Costa Rica Rice Situation Update

U.S. rough rice exports have plummeted and the decline of Costa Rican rice production has accelerated sharply following the Government of Costa Rica’s August 2022 tariff rate reduction on imported rice from all origins.

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.

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