QCOSTARICA – Medical devices and fresh fruits boosted Costa Rica’s exports during the first quarter of the year, as confirmed by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censo (INEC). – National Institute of Statistics and Census.
During this period, the country’s exports reached US$4.76 billion, while imports represented US$6.5 billion.
The main trading partner of Costa Rica, for merchandise imports and exports, is the United States, with more than 40% of the value of the first quarter. Others include the Netherlands, Panama, Hong Kong and Nicaragua.
In Costa Rica exports account for around 40% of GDP.
The top imports of Costa Rica are refined petroleum, broadcasting equipment, Cars, and integrated circuits.