Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Exports Increased 14% in First Two Months of 2006

March 31, 2006

Costa Rican exports increased by 14% in the first two months of the year for a total of $1.18 billion, Foreign Trade Minister Manuel González announced last week. The growth in February 2006 as compared to the previous year was 20%. Total exports last year were $7 billion, with 11.5% growth over the 2004 total (TT, Jan. 27).

González said in a statement that the agricultural sector is primarily responsible for the January-February increase. Many of the usual suspects made up the largest percentage of exports (pineapple, banana, food preparations and microprocessor components) and showed the most dynamic growth (sugar, pineapple, banana and aluminum sheets, among other products), but February also marked the first ever exports of carrots to Trinidad and Tobago by the company Inabrisa S.A., the statement said.

The United States, Holland and the countries of Central America were the leading purchasers of Costa Rican products during the period, while the Philippines, South Korea, Finland, Canada, Taiwan, Malaysia and the Dominican Republic showed the most growth.

 

You may be interested

U.S. Southern Command delivers hygiene supplies to Costa Rica’s Education Ministry
Costa Rica
3735 views
Costa Rica
3735 views

U.S. Southern Command delivers hygiene supplies to Costa Rica’s Education Ministry

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 24, 2020

The United States Southern Command delivered a significant donation of hygiene supplies to Costa Rica's Education Ministry (MEP) in a…

Costa Rica begins new dialogue in search of solution to serious fiscal crisis
Costa Rica
22046 views
Costa Rica
22046 views

Costa Rica begins new dialogue in search of solution to serious fiscal crisis

AFP - October 24, 2020

Costa Rica on Friday opened a dialogue with many sectors of the country in search of an agreement to overcome…

‘Hasta siempre, doctor Solís’: Costa Rica mourns doctor’s death
Costa Rica
15703 views
Costa Rica
15703 views

‘Hasta siempre, doctor Solís’: Costa Rica mourns doctor’s death

The Tico Times - October 23, 2020

Jaime Solís, a 54-year-old doctor who worked for the Costa Rican Social Security System, is among the more than 1,200…