U.S. Trade with Nicaragua in 2023

Export Market Rank
#38 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$471.26 Million
3-Year Average
$482.44 Million
Compound Average Growth
8.3% (2014-2023)
Total Export Value 2014 - 2023
Export Value by Commodity 2023

Top 10 Exports to Nicaragua in 2023

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Corn $95.04 Million 316,190 $70.19 Million 229%
Soybean Meal $94.49 Million 179,244 $56.82 Million 138%
Rice $50.15 Million 115,591 $23.1 Million 3788%
Pork & Pork Products $40.9 Million 12,878 $19.62 Million 834%
Cotton $26.46 Million 11,428 $14.01 Million 3334%
Dairy Products $23.84 Million 7,173 $13.72 Million 105%
Wheat $21.83 Million 65,150 $13.92 Million 147%
Poultry Meat & Prods. (excl. eggs) $21.08 Million 14,612 $9.49 Million 235%
Food Preparations $19.89 Million 5,129 $12.48 Million 50%
Tobacco $14.81 Million 586 $5.58 Million 186%

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Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Nicaragua: Coffee Annual

FAS/Managua anticipates coffee production in marketing year 2024/25 to rebound to 2.6 million 60-kilogram bags, as a return to average precipitation levels should support historical average yields.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Nicaragua: Nicaragua Reports Screwworm Outbreak

Nicaragua reported an outbreak of New World screwworm to the World Organization for Animal Health following confirmation of a sample collected on March 12, 2024. Nicaragua is the largest cattle producer in Central America and last detected screwworm in 1996.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Nicaragua: Sugar Annual

FAS/Managua anticipates a drop in sugarcane production in marketing year 2024/25, as increased precipitation, which could be exacerbated by a La Niña weather cycle in the second half of 2024, brings agricultural and industrial yields closer to historical levels.

News and Features

Communications to Congress

Food for Progress Program – FY 2022 Report to Congress

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack today announced the United States is investing $455 million to strengthen global food security and international capacity-building efforts.
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.