Official name: Republic of Nicaragua

Capital: Managua

Form of Government: Presidential Republic

Surface: 130,370 Km2

Population: 6,527,691 (2019)

Official language: Spanish

GDP (PPP) $5,407 (2019)

Main competitive advantages of investing in Nicaragua:

  • Preferential access to international markets
  • Strategic position and connectivity
  • Availability of skilled labor
  • Abundance of natural resources

Exports: $5.57 billion (2019)

Main export markets:

  • United States
  • Centroamérica (Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras) 
  • México 
  • Taiwán

Main export products:

  • Mining
  • Meat
  • Coffee 
  • Clothing and manufacturing

In recent years, Nicaragua has been implementing various programs, projects, and tax incentives to help improve and encourage both domestic and foreign investment, opening doors to the exploitation of diverse resources and economic sectors of vital importance, which has made Nicaragua maintain growth levels higher than the average in Latin America and the Caribbean. For many years Nicaragua has been improving access to primary, secondary, and university education, which in many cases is free of charge, thus enabling the Nicaraguan workforce to qualify as Human Capital well prepared to meet the needs of investors. Nicaragua, according to its geographic location and standard of living, offers the most competitive labor costs in the region, while offering a qualified labor force, a better opportunity for labor and business growth, and a favorable investment climate. For years, Nicaragua has recognized the importance of the economic impact that foreign investment brings to the country’s commercial growth by positioning itself as a key country and/or destination for investors. Nicaragua offers a wide range of benefits within the following economic sectors:

  • Agribusiness
  • Tourism
  • Mining
  • Renewable energy
  • Telecommunications
  • Free Trade Zones