Costa Rica is the 67th largest export economy in the world and the 45th most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2016, Costa Rica exported $9.9B and imported $14.7B, resulting in a negative trade balance of $4.83B. In 2016 the GDP of Costa Rica was $57.4B and its GDP per capita was $16.6k.
The top exports of Costa Rica are Medical Instruments ($1.99B), Bananas ($996M), Tropical Fruits ($910M), Orthopedic Appliances ($505M) and Other Edible Preparations ($389M), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Refined Petroleum ($1.09B), Cars ($825M), Packaged Medicaments ($546M), Broadcasting Equipment ($296M) and Computers ($285M).
The top export destinations of Costa Rica are the United States ($4.06B), the Netherlands ($575M), Panama ($561M), Belgium ($532M) and Nicaragua ($517M). The top import origins are the United States ($5.87B), China ($1.49B), Mexico ($915M), Panama ($752M) and Japan ($321M).