Costa Rica recorded a trade deficit of 603.80 USD Million in October of 2018. Balance of Trade in Costa Rica averaged -275.81 USD Million from 1995 until 2018, 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 -429.25 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 -429.76 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Costa Rica Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -431.53 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-21 09:00 PM Balance of Trade $-394.9M $-482.3M $ -465M
2018-09-21 10:00 PM Balance of Trade $-471.1M $-491.3M $ -465M
2018-10-22 08:45 PM Balance of Trade $-258.5M $-478.6M $ -487.5M
2018-11-22 10:00 PM Balance of Trade $-603.8M $-258.5M $ -392.4M
2018-12-21 09:00 PM Balance of Trade $-603.8M $ -490.3M
2019-01-22 10:15 PM Balance of Trade $ -429.4M
2019-02-21 09:00 PM Balance of Trade


Costa Rica Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -603.80 -262.20 139.60 -661.40 USD Million [+]
Current Account -651.60 -282.30 101.80 -998.50 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.00 -2.60 -1.05 -15.59 percent [+]
Imports 1557.50 1110.50 1557.50 280.50 USD Million [+]
Exports 953.70 852.00 1063.70 235.50 USD Million [+]
External Debt 28642.00 28537.10 28642.00 5763.40 USD Million [+]
Capital Flows -74.34 -1590.41 334.52 -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 529.80 669.10 958.70 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 December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-603.80 -262.20 139.60 -661.40 1995 - 2018 USD Million Monthly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 277.00 Oct/18
Australia 2316.00 Oct/18
Brazil 4062.09 Nov/18
Canada -1165.20 Oct/18
China 447.40 Nov/18
Euro Area 13141.70 Sep/18
France -4052.00 Oct/18
Germany 18300.00 Oct/18
India -16670.00 Nov/18
Indonesia -1819.90 Oct/18
Italy 1274.37 Sep/18
Japan -449.26 Oct/18
Mexico -2936.00 Oct/18
Netherlands 4850.00 Oct/18
Russia 19697.00 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 162782.00 Jun/18
Singapore 4520.91 Oct/18
South Africa -5549.90 Oct/18
South Korea 5139.00 Nov/18
Spain -3297100.00 Sep/18
Switzerland 2637.00 Oct/18
Turkey -456.10 Oct/18
United Kingdom -3300.00 Oct/18
United States -55488.00 Oct/18


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