According to a preliminary report from the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC) of Costa Rica, bananas and fresh pineapples accounted for 16.20% of the country's export revenue in 2020.
Bananas accounted for 8.93% of the value of exports with a total of $ 1,118 million, while fresh pineapples accounted for 7.27% of exports with a value of $ 910 million.
According to the INEC report, the first ten export products by value accounted for approximately 50% of the total value during the past year. The United States, the Netherlands, and Guatemala were the main destinations for Costa Rican exports in that period.
Total export value rebounds
According to data provided by INEC, preliminary figures show exports increased by 2.04% in 2020 while imports decreased by 9.58%.
In 2020 the country's trade balance presented a deficit of $ 3,344 million, which is lower than the $ 5,276 million deficit there was in 2019.
The Limon customs office had the highest export customs value, and maritime transport was the main means of trade to and from Costa Rica. The Santamaria customs office had the highest import customs value.