U.S. Trade with Nicaragua in 2022

Export Market Rank
#40 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$539.69 Million
3-Year Average
$418.31 Million
Compound Average Growth
10.5% (2013-2022)
Total Export Value 2013 - 2022
Export Value by Commodity 2022

Top 10 Exports to Nicaragua in 2022

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Corn $129.59 Million 405,811 $62 Million 889%
Soybean Meal $93.69 Million 175,847 $51.13 Million 149%
Cotton $62.16 Million 21,655 $11.4 Million 16637%
Wheat $50.88 Million 136,296 $14.9 Million 61%
Rice $49.87 Million 114,674 $18.48 Million 1155%
Pork & Pork Products $28.15 Million 8,965 $15.84 Million 809%
Dairy Products $24.85 Million 6,876 $12.08 Million 233%
Poultry Meat & Prods. (excl. eggs) $13.43 Million 9,153 $8.09 Million 91%
Food Preparations $13.18 Million 4,223 $11.38 Million 47%
Baked Goods $9.36 Million 4,475 $5.98 Million 174%

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Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Nicaragua: FAIRS Annual Country Report

This report describes Nicaraguan regulatory requirements and import procedures for food and agricultural products. As of June 2023, there had been no major changes since the 2022 report.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Nicaragua: FAIRS Export Certificate Report Annual

This report provides information on export certification requirements for U.S. food and agricultural exports to Nicaragua. There were no significant changes to required export certificates since the 2022 report. This report supplements the 2023 Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) Country Report.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Nicaragua: Coffee Annual

FAS/Managua projects Nicaraguan Arabica coffee production to remain mostly flat in marketing year 2023/24 at 2.46 million 60-kilogram bags, reflecting successive years of sub-optimal fertilizer application dating back to 2020 when fertilizer prices rose amid global supply chain disruptions and new taxes on agricultural inputs.

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.
For FY 2023, USDA anticipates awarding up to $224 million in new McGovern-Dole cooperative agreements. USDA has identified the following as priority countries for FY 2023: Cameroon, Haiti, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Sri Lanka, and Togo.

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