Imports (As % of GDP) rose to 0.329% in Costa Rica in 2017

Imports (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | Costa Rica | May 17, 2019
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Imports as a share of GDP reached 0.329 % in 2017 in Costa Rica, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 3.42 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, imports as a share of GDP in Costa Rica reached an all time high of 0.483 % in 1998 and an all time low of 0.251 % in 1961. When compared to Costa Rica's main peers, imports as a share of GDP in Guatemala amounted to 0.269 %, 0.589 % in Honduras, 0.554 % in Nicaragua and 0.453 % in Panama in 2017.

Costa Rica has been ranked 111th within the group of 165 countries we follow in terms of imports as a share of GDP, 38 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Imports of goods and services represent the value of all goods and other market services received from the rest of the world.

Imports (As % of GDP) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Belize % 0.632% 0.621% 0.654% 0.641% 0.648%
Colombia % 0.202% 0.200% 0.199% 0.209% 0.227%
Costa Rica % 0.366% 0.360% 0.343% 0.348% 0.317%
El Salvador % 0.503% 0.491% 0.505% 0.482% 0.471%
Guatemala % 0.374% 0.361% 0.348% 0.336% 0.301%
Honduras % 0.710% 0.703% 0.684% 0.654% 0.621%
Mexico % 0.324% 0.335% 0.325% 0.331% 0.366%
Nicaragua % 0.668% 0.677% 0.658% 0.617% 0.589%
Panama % 0.843% 0.829% 0.725% 0.637% 0.523%
USA % 0.173% 0.170% 0.165% 0.164% 0.153%