On this page you will find beneficial information regarding foreign direct investment in / trading with Costa Rica. If you are interested in exploring trade or investment possibilities in the country, feel free to contact the International Trade Council team. Additionally, we encourage you to engage with the official government investment agency featured on this page.
It is important to note that while the statistics presented on this page were understood to be accurate at the time of publication, they are subject to change over time. Please consult your ITC Trade Commissioner for up-to-date information.
Type of Government: Democratic Republic
Population: 5.154 million (2021)
GDP: 64.28 billion USD (2021)
Corporate Tax Rate: 30%
Personal Income Tax Rate: 0% - 25%
Major Exports: Medical Instruments ($4.32B), Bananas ($1.23B), Tropical Fruits ($1.14B), Orthopedic Appliances ($1.01B), and Other Edible Preparations ($638M), exporting mostly to United States ($6.31B), Netherlands ($1.18B), Belgium ($729M), Guatemala ($727M), and Panama ($585M).
Major Imports: Refined Petroleum ($1.41B), Medical Instruments ($560M), Broadcasting Equipment ($536M), Cars ($475M), and Integrated Circuits ($452M), importing mostly from United States ($6.89B), China ($2.78B), Mexico ($920M), Malaysia ($559M), and Guatemala ($551M).
Investment Agency: CINDE
National Chamber of Commerce: Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce
Customs Agency: Dirección General de Aduanas