Costa Rica

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Econ Complexity 47th of 184
1980
2015

$12.6B

Exports 77th of 221
1980
2015

$15B

Imports 84th of 221
1980
2015

$15.6k

GDP Per Capita 75th of 184
1990
2015

Costa Rica is the 77th largest export economy in the world and the 47th most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2015, Costa Rica exported $12.6B and imported $15B, resulting in a negative trade balance of $2.39B. In 2015 the GDP of Costa Rica was $54.1B and its GDP per capita was $15.6k.

The top exports of Costa Rica are Medical Instruments ($2B), Bananas ($1.24B), Tropical Fruits ($1.22B), Integrated Circuits ($841M) and Orthopedic Appliances ($555M), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Refined Petroleum ($1.26B), Cars ($702M), Packaged Medicaments ($455M), Broadcasting Equipment ($374M) and Computers ($281M).

The top export destinations of Costa Rica are the United States ($4.29B), Guatemala ($587M), the Netherlands ($537M), Panama ($535M) and Nicaragua ($496M). The top import origins are the United States ($6.06B), China ($1.92B), Mexico ($1.14B), Japan ($410M) and Guatemala ($409M).

Costa Rica borders Nicaragua and Panama by land and Colombia and Ecuador by sea.

Economic Complexity of Costa Rica

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