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International Trade Statistics Yearbook 2014, Volume I

Trade by Country

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The 2014 International Trade Statistics Yearbook (2014 ITSY) is the sixty-third edition of this yearbook. Its objective is to inform about the detailed merchandise and services imports and exports of individual countries (areas) by commodity and service category and by partner country (volume I), the world trade in individual commodities (3-digit SITC groups) (volume II) and total world merchandise trade - up to the year 2014.

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Costa Rica

In 2013, the value of merchandise exports of Costa Rica increased slightly by 2.0 percent to reach 11.5 bln US$, while its merchandise imports decreased slightly by 1.3 percent to reach 18.1 bln US$ (see graph 1, table 2 and table 3). The merchandise trade balance recorded a moderate deficit of 6.7 bln US$ (see graph 1). The largest merchandise trade balance was with MDG Developed North America at -4.8 bln US$ (see graph 4). Merchandise exports in Costa Rica were moderately concentrated amongst partners; imports were highly concentrated. The top 12 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of exports and 10 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of imports (see graph 5). In 2013, the value of exports of services of Costa Rica increased moderately by 9.1 percent, reaching 6.0 bln US$, while its imports of services decreased slightly by 2.8 percent and reached 2.0 bln US$ (see graph 2). There was a large trade in services surplus of 4.0 bln US$.

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