The variable rose by 16.13% in comparison with the previous year, according to data announced by United Nations Statistical Office. Processed food export grew by 35 807 US Dollar, versus the prior year when it declined by 11.17%. Costa Rica saw an increase of 19 668.4% in processed food export over the past 19 years. Likewise, it has had a 0.08 percent compound average annual growth rate over the 5 years with a slight overall raise since the start of time series. It averaged 134 911.95 US Dollar from 1998 to 2016 and it hit its all-time high of 299 125 US Dollar in 2007 and record low of 1 304 US Dollar in 1998.