Exporter Rank

78 / 146

Importer Rank

76 / 145

Trade Balance Rank

114 / 145

Total Trade [1]

Total Exports (2016) $9,907,873,818
Total Imports (2016) $15,321,512,292
Trade Balance (2016) ($5,413,638,474)
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2017) [2] 34.15%
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2017) [2] 33.42%

Trade Partners [1]

Export Partners

Top 10 Export Countries

Country Export USD$
United States $4,058,038,120
Netherlands $575,437,869
Panama $561,017,178
Belgium $532,214,175
Nicaragua $517,296,834
Guatemala $516,339,788
Honduras $334,816,183
El Salvador $274,153,745
Dominican Republic $258,907,565
Mexico $257,203,621

Import Partners

Top 10 Import Countries

Country Import USD$
United States $5,711,167,765
China $2,082,231,063
Mexico $1,067,139,860
Guatemala $416,693,417
Japan $415,049,859
Germany $388,285,759
Brazil $330,051,746
Colombia $292,704,329
Panama $290,874,521
Chile $282,376,334

Traded Goods [1] (at the 2-digit HS Code level)

Top 10 Export Goods

HS Code Export USD$
(90) Precision Instruments $2,597,993,267
(08) Fruit & Nuts $2,066,779,303
(21) Prepared Foods $503,690,486
(20) Preserved Fruits & Vegetables $463,300,597
(85) Electrical Machinery $436,265,358
(39) Plastics $347,185,366
(09) Coffee & Spices $315,631,569
(30) Pharmaceuticals $266,717,838
(40) Rubber $228,274,528
(07) Vegetables $154,739,100

Top 10 Import Goods

HS Code Import USD$
(85) Electrical Machinery $1,563,959,482
(87) Motor Vehicles & Parts $1,486,980,402
(84) Industrial Machinery $1,380,350,820
(39) Plastics $1,197,551,567
(27) Oil & Mineral Fuels $1,181,868,175
(30) Pharmaceuticals $718,560,592
(48) Paper $625,797,138
(90) Precision Instruments $549,746,862
(72) Iron & Steel $414,958,335
(73) Iron & Steel Articles $399,042,609

Sources:

  1. UN Comtrade (2016) except where stated otherwise.
  2. The World Bank. Accessed: 6/29/2018
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