Costa Rica recorded a trade deficit of 362.40 USD Million in April of 2019. Balance of Trade in Costa Rica averaged -279.21 USD Million from 1995 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 139.60 USD Million in April of 1999 and a record low of -661.40 USD Million in October of 2012.

Balance of Trade in Costa Rica is expected to be -438.29 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Balance of Trade in Costa Rica to stand at -428.73 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Costa Rica Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -429.84 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-02-21 09:00 PM Balance of Trade $-524.6M $-448.2M $-410M
2019-03-21 09:00 PM Balance of Trade $-280.6M $-526.9M $-320M
2019-04-23 02:30 PM Balance of Trade $-445.1M $-296.5M $-450M
2019-05-21 10:00 PM Balance of Trade $-362.4M $-419.2M $-290M
2019-06-21 10:00 PM Balance of Trade $-362.4M
2019-07-22 09:00 PM Balance of Trade
2019-08-21 09:00 PM Balance of Trade $-438M


Costa Rica Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -362.40 -419.20 139.60 -661.40 USD Million [+]
Current Account -797.67 -245.38 101.80 -998.50 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.10 -3.10 -1.05 -15.59 percent [+]
Imports 1308.90 1445.70 1557.50 280.50 USD Million [+]
Exports 946.50 1026.60 1063.70 235.50 USD Million [+]
External Debt 28655.40 27965.30 28655.40 5763.40 USD Million [+]
Capital Flows -958.82 218.83 334.52 -2431.19 USD Million [+]
Remittances 111.48 46.06 111.48 3.07 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 0.00 0.00 0.12 0.00 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 458.20 502.50 958.70 82.60 USD Million [+]

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Costa Rica Balance of Trade

Costa Rica's lack of mineral resources makes the country reliant on imports of fuels (11 percent of total imports). As a result, the country has been registering trade deficits since 1995. Costa Rica´s main exports are: electronic components and medical equipment. Costa Rica´s main trading partner is the United States (37 percent of total exports and 52 percent of imports). Others include: Panama, Guatemala, China and Mexico. This page provides the latest reported value for - Costa Rica Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Costa Rica Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-362.40 -419.20 139.60 -661.40 1995 - 2019 USD Million Monthly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 1131.00 Apr/19
Australia 4949.00 Mar/19
Brazil 6060.00 Apr/19
Canada -3211.20 Mar/19
China 138.34 Apr/19
Euro Area 22532.90 Mar/19
France -5324.00 Mar/19
Germany 22683.00 Mar/19
India -15330.00 Apr/19
Indonesia -2501.90 Apr/19
Italy 4625.00 Mar/19
Japan 60.40 Apr/19
Mexico 1370.00 Apr/19
Netherlands 5330.00 Mar/19
Russia 15537.00 Mar/19
Saudi Arabia 180059.00 Dec/18
Singapore 2782.79 Apr/19
South Africa 5004.63 Mar/19
South Korea 4120.00 Apr/19
Spain -2352600.00 Mar/19
Switzerland 2494.00 Mar/19
Turkey -2136.73 Mar/19
United Kingdom -5408.00 Mar/19
United States -50000.00 Mar/19


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